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1992 - 2006 Hummer H1

1992 - 2006 Hummer H1
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The Hummer H1 Alpha is a civilian vehicle based on the M998 High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle (HMMWV), popularly known as the Humvee, which was created by AM General. The vehicle was produced from 1992 through 2006.

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Tupac Shakur's Hummer H1 Sold For $337,144

Tupac Shakur’s Hummer H1 Sold For $337,144

The famous rapper’s ride is finally auctioned off

Tupac may have been killed in 1996, but he is still regarded as a legend in the rap community. That’s probably why his Hummer H1 sold for such an exorbitant amount recently at auction. The 1996 model commanded $337,144 when the gavel fell, making it one of the more expensive H1s in existence.

The military turned civilian H1 fell into Tupac’s mother’s care after his death, after only two months of ownership by Tupac. Apparently, it was driven very little, having only 10,101 mile on the odometer when sold. Beside its low mileage, the H1 features plenty of extras, including off-road lights, a 360-degree spotlight, a grille guard, diamond-plate bumpers, an external PA system with three sirens, and a 12,000-pound winch.

Inside, the H1 sports burled wood with beige leather seats. A 12-disc CD changer and Sony GPS system are telltale signs of its mid-1990s origins. Of course, the interior also features power windows and door locks, and controls for the central tire inflation system. The CTIS offers the driver complete control over tire pressure from inside the cab, allowing him to air down when heading off road. After wheeling is done, an on-board air compressor allows for road-going tire pressure to be achieved – all by pushing a dash-mounted button.

What’s more, the H1 came with plenty of authenticity and memorabilia, including two copies of the vehicle’s registration information listing Tupac as the original owner, a copy of the affidavit for transfer to his mother, and a license plate that reads “YAKNPAK,” reffering to the late rapper Yaki ”Prince” Kadafi and Tupac. There’s also promotional cassettes for Michael Jackson’s Thriller and 2Pac’s All Eyez on Me.

“It’s an incredible piece of hip-hop history that evokes the invincible spirit of one of rap’s true lyrical giants,” said Robert Livingston, Executive VP at RR Auction. “We are thrilled at the price achieved and with the continued success of our specialty themed auctions.”

There’s no word on who actually sold the H1, but we’re assuming it was Tupac’s mom, Afeni Shakur, is who put the vehicle up for auction.

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Top 5 Civilian Vehicles Originally Designed For Military Use

Top 5 Civilian Vehicles Originally Designed For Military Use

Can we take a moment to remember our wheeled veterans as well? Why, certainly! Just as the worst of times can bring out the best in men, the grim business of conflict often results in some outstanding machinery. When the dust settles and peace thankfully returns, many military vehicles make their way into private life, and just like the war heroes who made use of them, they put their talents to use in peacetime as well.

It’s no surprise that many decommissioned military vehicles find their way into the private sector. The qualities that make a car or truck attractive to the armed forces also draw civilian customers, as they’re designed to be rugged, easily serviced and long-lived in the face of unimaginable abuse. Many gained popularity after World War II, when returning soldiers who had experience with vehicles like the Jeep returned home and wanted a peacetime vehicle that embodied the same qualities. In some cases, a factory already tooled up to produce wartime trucks was simple to convert to civilian usage to meet demand. Still others have continued as simple evolution to a great design. They’ve come a long way and evolved a great deal since their military origins, but here are a few of the vehicles plying the streets today that got their start serving in the Armed Forces.

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Track Day With A Hummer H1? Watch How It's Done

Track Day With A Hummer H1? Watch How It’s Done

It’s certainly not every day you hear about someone taking a SUV to a racetrack. It’s even more rare to hear about someone doing that with a Hummer H1. Well, our favorite ex-Ferrari owner turned Hummer H1 reviewer has done just that – taken his military machine to the New Jersey Motorsports Park.

You may recall Doug DeMuro’s video showcasing his new Hummer H1 and its ability to climb atop and crush a ratty old Chrysler PT Cruiser. Well, the H1 might be good at crushing objects, but it’s definitely not good at crushing lap times.

As the video shows, the Hummer’s 350-cubic-inch Chevy small-block V-8 has a hard time moving the vehicle’s 7,000 pounds. In fact, the fasted speed Doug managed to achieve was a laughable 65 mph – on the back straight. Surprisingly, the H1 did surprisingly well with brake fade and cornering. Doug attributes both to the sheer lack of speed. The need for brakes was almost absent while the wide stance of the H1 kept body roll to a minimum.

Nevertheless, the H1 is no track toy. Only five laps in, the coolant expansion tank began vomiting on the windshield in protest of the abuse. Thankfully nothing was broken, nobody got hurt, and everyone seemed to have a good time.

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Doug DeMuro Reminds Us Why The Hummer H1 is Awesome: Video

Doug DeMuro Reminds Us Why The Hummer H1 is Awesome: Video

I’ve talked about Doug DeMuro and his crazy yellow Hummer H1 here before, with his stunt of running over a Chrysler PT Cruiser. But now our favorite ex-Ferrari owner is giving a more in-depth look at his new whip. And sadly, it kind of kills the allure of the H1, as well as giving views a realization of just how big modern pickup trucks and SUVs have become.

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Doug DeMuro Reminds Us Why The Hummer H1 is Awesome: Video

Doug DeMuro Reminds Us Why The Hummer H1 is Awesome: Video

I’ve talked about Doug DeMuro and his crazy yellow Hummer H1 here before, with his stunt of running over a Chrysler PT Cruiser. But now our favorite ex-Ferrari owner is giving a more in-depth look at his new whip. And sadly, it kind of kills the allure of the H1, as well as giving views a realization of just how big modern pickup trucks and SUVs have become.

Doug starts off pointing out his H1 came fitted with the wimpiest engine choice available: the 5.7-liter V-8 sourced from Chevrolet. Now while I’d normally become joyfully giddy over the inclusion of a small-block Chevy in any vehicle, this detuned, ho-hum 350 barely puts enough horsepower to the ground to get the quasi-military vehicle moving. The sprint to 60 – heck, even 40 mph – is more like the buffet line at the Golden Corral on Bingo night: it moves, but it’s certainly not quick.

After making me vicariously long for some much-needed speed parts, Doug dispels the myth that H1’s are larger than anything on the road. Parked to a previous-generation Chevy Silverado, the H1 looks downright small – almost looking like a kit car. Once inside, things get even worse. The tiny seats and limited legroom make the H1 a rather dismal place to sit. The cargo hold isn’t much better, not holding anything more than the average crossover.

Break my heart if you must, Mr. DeMuro, but I still long to wheel the H1 down some deserted trail.

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Doug DeMuro Buys a PT Cruiser to Park His Hummer On

Doug DeMuro Buys a PT Cruiser to Park His Hummer On

The Internet’s favorite ex-Ferrari owner and car guy Doug DeMuro has bought another car. But rather than another Ferrari like his 360 Modena, he bought a 2002 Chrysler PT Cruiser. While there’s not many reasons why anyone should buy a PT Cruiser, Doug’s reasoning is pretty solid. He’s going to crush it with his Hummer H1 – the vehicle he really bought.

Before all the metal crushing takes place, he gives the PT an honest review – but with a twist. Anything that needs fixing or improvement gets immediate attention. The updates come by both a paintbrush and a hammer. You’ll get the idea as you watch.

Finally the time comes for the smashing conclusion. Turns out Doug and his friends have to buy a second car, a lovely Saturn sedan, to act as the other half of his Hummer ramp. Without spoiling the video, the destruction is somehow satisfying to watch. The breaking glass and crunching metal is viewed from multiple angles and with plenty of sound. It’s a fitting use for a car that was already hobbling on its last leg. Thanks for the entertainment, Doug.

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2011 Hummer H1 by Cam-Shaft

2011 Hummer H1 by Cam-Shaft

It’s been over a year since the last Hummer rolled out of GM’s production facility, but Cam-Shaft was able to snag one of the remaining off-road monsters for a little virtual makeover. The premium wrapping team in Steinbach were hired by the owner of this H1 to turn the vehicle into a rolling tribute to Call of Duty, a popular first-person and third-person shooter video game series.

This special Hummer H1 was created with the help of co-operation and joint efforts which discussed the project thoroughly before coming up with various sketches (some accepted, some rejected). The final goal was to create a perfect combination illustrating their love for cars and video games.

The H1 was then transformed with a matte black vinyl wrap and various "Call of Duty" logos and inscriptions, as well as other minor styling modifications. In the end, they added a special set of games logo and other styling details and a special set of giant wheels and offroad tires to complete the menacing look.

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Modified Hummer H1 for sale on Ebay is a virtual eyesore

Modified Hummer H1 for sale on Ebay is a virtual eyesore

There are eyesores and then there are EYESORES.

This custom-made Hummer H1 we found on Ebay must have had a cruel -yet extravagantly rich - owner whose sole purpose in purchasing this Hummer was to outfit it with an inordinate number of LCD TVs. How else can we explain this monstrosity of a creation.

On the outside, it looks like the Hummer was butchered and replaced with separate parts from an array of metal sheets that somehow ended up resembling a vehicle. If the vehicle`s exterior isn’t enough to drive you away from this monstrosity, the interior will most definitely will – unless of course you`re a big fan of ostrich leather dashboards and the aforementioned number of LCD TV`s that has somehow turned the interior of this Hummer into one of those military-issued mobile HQ units.

Now, of course, we`re not exactly demanding you to never entertain the thought of buying this car, but if you ever wish to be taken seriously by all of your peers for the rest of your life, use this one and only time to heed our suggestions.

If you browse through the Ebay page of the seller, you`ll notice that he said that over $185,000 were put into this Hummer to make it look like what it is now. But then you`ll also realize that the `Buy it Now` price only rounds up to $89,000 – almost a 100,000 less than how much he spent for it.

We`ll say it again, this is one bargain you`re better off not pursuing.

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Hummer H1 - The Amphibian

Hummer H1 - The Amphibian

We all know the issues with Hummer H1. Its Fuel consumption , environmental hazards , Unconventional size but , all in all its a true Off roader.
Look at the the it vades through water. Not a job for a limpy SUV


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Tupac Shakur's Hummer H1 for sale!

Tupac Shakur’s Hummer H1 for sale!

If you loved Tupac Shakur and got half a million dollars to spare when you should buy his Hummer H1! Fully loaded! That means it’s equipped with a cassette- and CD-player, electric windows, leather seats and air-conditioning!

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Models we won't see in 2007

Models we won’t see in 2007

Every history comes to an end. So is with the car’s life. And 2006 brought with it the demise of a slew of auto models, cars, and trucks that won’t be back on dealers’ lots in 2007, including vehicles of every stripe from exotic supercars to plebeian sedans. Farewell to: Ford GT - Many consider the GT the greatest American supercar ever—a product from Ford no less. Reception of the concept version of the vehicle at the 2002 Paris Auto Show convinced Ford to produce the car on a limited basis. (...)

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1992 - 2006 Hummer H1

1992 - 2006 Hummer H1

The Hummer H1 Alpha is a civilian vehicle based on the M998 High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle (HMMWV), popularly known as the Humvee, which was created by AM General. The vehicle was produced from 1992 through 2006.

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Hummer H1 on its way out?

Hummer H1 on its way out?

General Motors monster, the Hummer H1, a tank-like SUV used by the U.S. military, sold to the public by GM, with a price tag of 140000$ poor fuel economy and massive size have made it impractical for many customers, it is posible to be decommissioned soon.
While there is no decision yet, Hummer’s new general manager, Martin Walsh, said in a few years, the slightly smaller H2 sport utility vehicle could replace the H1 as the brand’s flagship model.
The H1, with fewer than 400 sales last (...)

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Team HUMMER adds Duramax Diesel power with H1 Alpha

Team HUMMER adds Duramax Diesel power with H1 Alpha

The newest “member” of Team HUMMER Racing debuts this weekend at the “Best in the Desert” Racing Association’s 2006 “Terrible’s Town 250” competition in Pahrump, Nev. on Saturday, April 29. The all-new 2006 HUMMER H1 Alpha Pick-up will make its first attempt at the 250-mile trek and be piloted by six-time Baja 1000 winner, Chad Hall.
“The H1 is in its element while racing over the most brutal desert terrain, ” said Hall. “The combination of the Duramax turbo diesel and Allison automatic with the H1’s (...)

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Team HUMMER racing validate Hummer capabilities

Team HUMMER racing validate Hummer capabilities

Off-road desert racing is possibly the most grueling form of auto racing in the world. Recognized around the globe by races like the SCORE Baja 1000, “Best in the Desert” (BitD) Racing Association’s 500-mile Vegas to Reno, and the 1400-mile Dakar Rally, it also is the ultimate proving grounds for manufacturers to push production vehicles to their limits. It is also the reason why HUMMER teamed with racing legend, Rod Hall 12-years ago to create Team HUMMER.
Today, Team HUMMER consists of H1, (...)

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2006 Hummer H1 Alpha

2006 Hummer H1 Alpha

The new 2006 H1 Alpha, featuring GM’s award-winning Duramax 6600 diesel engine, is the first in HUMMER’s new performance series and represents the single greatest advance in the 14-year history of the original HUMMER.

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