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Enhanced Hummer H1 Looking for a New Owner, Preferably an Extrovert

While the original Hummer was never intended for civilian use, it gained popularity thanks to images published in the media during Operation Desert Storm. That was before the Terminator himself, Arnold Schwarzenegger, offered the H1 his full endorsement.
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In March of 1992, it finally went on sale, with a production run spanning more than a decade. It also overlapped with the Hummer H2, which was introduced back in 2002.

Today, the H1 serves as mostly a relic of a time when driving a gas guzzler was still acceptable. By modern standards, it’s about as brutish and non-aerodynamic as a passenger vehicle can get. Now, does that mean that H1 ownership in 2021 should be frowned upon? Maybe if you’re using it as a daily, sure, but otherwise, it can make for a fun purchase.

Speaking of which, we just found this customized 1996 Hummer H1 on Hemmings, where it’s getting auctioned off with 37,870 miles (61,000 km) on the clock. While the mileage isn’t going to do much for its status as a collectible, the fact that its original 350-cu in (5.7-liter) V8 was ditched in favor of a 383 Stroker V8 (mated to a GM 4L80E four-speed automatic), is definitely worthy of a thumbs up.

Other enhancements include a Holley intake, polished carburetor, new cast-iron exhaust manifolds, custom muffler, and all-black finish for the exterior. Want more? LED front and rear lights, roof rack LEDs, front winch, new two-tone upholstery for the interior, Sony touchscreen unit, JL Audio subwoofers, plus USB and 12-volt charging points round out the upgrades.

We’ve also noticed that the truck’s original wheels have been replaced by a set of dark 20-inch Method alloys with a multi-spoke design. They retain the Hummer’s Central Tire Inflation System, which allows for deflation/inflation of those Toyo Open Country mud terrain tires, measuring 40 x 15.5 x 20 inches.

In the end, we look forward to seeing just how popular the all-new and fully electric Hummer pickup is going to be and whether it can live up to the legacy left behind by the iconic H1.

Editor's note: This article was not sponsored or supported by a third-party.

 
 
 
 
 

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