• The First GMC Hummer EV Goes For $2.5 Million At An Auction For Charity

The first Hummer Edition 1 got a final bid 22 times its actual cost

The new Hummer EV has been on a roll ever since it was officially announced. The momentum and hype just don’t seem to die. It looked like talks about it will die down post the launch, but we were wrong. The electric truck is in the news again for being sold for $2.5 million at an auction recently! This GMC Hummer EV boasts of the VIN 001 and is trimmed in the top Edition 1 specs. That’s another feather added to its cap.

Quite A Star-Studded Auction

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The Hummer EV that went under the hammer is the top limited-spec Edition 1. It boasts of the VIN 001, which means it’s the first-ever retail production vehicle. The truck was sold at Barrett-Jackson auction on 27th March for a whopping $2.5 million. All the proceeds go to Tunnel To Towers Foundation established in memory of 9/11 first-responder, Stephen Siller.

The auction was held in Scottsdale, Arizona. The Hummer EV was accompanied by the 2021 two-door Ford Bronco First Edition with the VIN 001 which sold for $1.1 million.

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The proceeds of this sale would go to National Forest Foundation and Outward Bound, which provides outdoor experiences for young people. The auction witnessed multiple other cars going under the hammer and by the end of the night, $5.8 million went to charities. The other VIN 001s to feature at this auction include:

Barrett-Jackson often holds auctions for first and units of such desired monikers. Even though $2.5 million is a huge amount, it isn’t the highest. The Corvette C8, Chevy’s first mid-engined car, went for $3 million, whereas the final front-engine Corvette C7 was sold for $2.7 million. The C8 was purchased by Rick Hendrick, the NASCAR team owner. VIN 001 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 also went under the hammer in 2020 and was sold for $1.1 million.

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The Hummer EV Edition 1, an ode to GM’s first-ever electric car, the EV1 which was produced between 1996 and 1999, was launched as the most expensive Hummer EV.

This limited edition model was priced at $112,595 and was sold out within one hour! Here are some highlights:

  • Tri-motor setup
  • 1,000 horsepower and 11,500 pound-feet of torque
  • 0-60 mph in three seconds
  • Watts to Freedom
  • DC Fast Charge up to 350 kW, which means 100 miles of recuperation in 10 minutes
  • White exterior
  • Illuminated grille
  • 22-inch wheels, 35-inch tires
  • MultiPro tailgate
  • ‘Infinity Roof’ - Transparent Sky Panels
  • Adaptive Air Suspension with six inches of travel
  • Diagonal movement using ‘CrabWalk’ feature
  • ‘UltraVision’ function with 18 different camera views
  • Exclusive Interior Badge
  • 13.4-inch touchscreen system
  • 12.3-inch screen digital instrument cluster
  • 14-speaker Bose audio system
  • Super Cruise hands-free driving
  • Extreme Off-Road Package

Source: Barrett-Jackson

Sidd Dhimaan
Sidd Dhimaan
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Sidd joined the Topspeed.com team in 2017 as an intern and in less than a year he earned a full-time position as an associate editor and junior automotive expert. Fast forward to today, and he is currently serving as a senior editor, pickup truck expert, and EV expert.  Read full bio
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