Anybody who has ever had an off-road experience in a Hummer H1, or has served time in the military and has experienced the ruggedness of the HMMWV, understands that the vehicle’s off-road capabilities and over-the-top presence have given it the credibility of a classic. Unfortunately the H1 hasn’t been made since 2006, and the AM General HMMWV isn’t exactly for civilian use. But for those who would like to own a fresh one, you may be in luck, as AM General is reportedly mulling over a possible civilian kit of sorts for its military-only HMMWV, the H1′s beret-bearing brother. Just don’t call it an H1.
If given the green light, the coversion will reportedly be called the “C-series” (for “civilian”). Moreover, the asking price of such a vehicle is said to be estimated at $59,000, but that’s without a powertrain. It would be up to the consumer to fit the C-Series with whatever engine and transmission they can fit in it.
Now sit back and imagine such a behemoth with GM’s 6.6-liter Duramax diesel engine making 765 pound-feet of torque, as found in The Genera’s heavy duty pickups.