Daily Driver Ready: 1992 AM General Humvee – SOLD!
March 8, 2021 Update – we confirmed the seller of this “Classifind” deleted their listing, so we’re now able to call this one “SOLD!” While this one got away, please reach out either by email or call Rudy directly if you’d like to be informed when we come across something similar.
While we don’t typically think of the H1 Hummer as a modern-day collector’s item, you have to admit: these battlefield-tested trucks seemingly never lost their value once they entered private life. With a reputation that few vehicles could hope to live up to, the H1 Hummers may be a stretch as a daily driver, but this seller in Windham, Maine didn’t think so. He’s made some improvements to make it easier to live with and is asking $42,800 for this 37,670-mile example. Comparing this price against the NADA Price Guide shows that the price is fair if the H1’s condition resides somewhere between $52,500 (High Retail) and Average ($31,600). The H1 Hummer is much like any other iconic car that did one thing very well, and perhaps a few others almost as well. The Porsche 911 is the quintessential sports car, but it’s also reasonably comfortable. The BMW M5 can take you to work every day, and also perform high-performance driving events on the weekend. The Hummer H1? Well, it will go absolutely anywhere you point it, and it’s got room for all of your friends and their gear – not to mention, given what it’s capable of surviving, it should handle the suburban mall crawl just fine. Maintenance may seem like it should be cheap given there’s not much in the way of sophistication, but consider the original cost to build – it’s not all that different from buying a $5,000 Rolls Royce in terms of the pain it can inflict on your wallet if you purchase a project-grade example. But, if the seller’s claims of being “…totally restored” hold any water, this H1 is hopefully not one of those basketcases.
Despite the claims to having been restored, the seller isn’t exactly generous with the details in terms of what this two-year renovation entailed. There’s several feature-related upgrades mentioned, like new LED lighting, a gun rack, and flag mounts (those are all the rage right now). However, these features alone do not constitute a restoration, and the one detail offered here that is restoration-worthy – a brand new A/C system – is still sitting in the box it came in for the next owner to play with. The Hummer is powered by a 6.2L Detroit Diesel, paired to a parts-bin-special three-speed automatic transmission, which still apparently shifts well enough that the seller has driven it daily. Given almost every environment an H1 is used in can be considered harsh by civilian standards, even when not on the battlefield, making sure the running gear still works as intended is an essential step in the pre-purchase process. H1 Hummers are not for everyone, but it’s hard to deny their appeal as a modern-era collector’s item. Good luck with the purchase if you take this beast home!
Here’s the seller’s description:
“Your chance to own a Road ready, Street legal and totally restored 1992 Humvee powered by a 6.2 Detroit diesel 3 speed automatic transmission 24 volt system all new 24 volt LED lighting, wet sounds with Bluetooth amplifier speaker system, 12 volt inverter, 6 can fuel rack, flag mounts and flags, gun rack. A new complete a/c unit by Red Dot Industries still in the box ,to be installed( $4000 unit).New batteries, spare parts included, this is a daily driver with 37600 miles. This is a clean Massachusetts titled vehicle that underwent a two-year restoration. Serious buyers only, trades possible,no tire kickers call for an appointment to see no texts no emails please call 207 318 577nine.“
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