Former NBA-player and all-time tabloid legend Dennis Rodman is an interesting character, simply put, and his Hummer H1 (not pictured) reflects that. This H1 has been customized, and bears a very provocative paint job featuring an asphalt background, billiards, and exposed women. The photos are highly NSFW, so we refrained from posting them here. We’re just trying to keep it classy.
The asphalt background actually reminds one of the “cement” pattern found on some of Michael Jordan’s sneakers – who, as you know, was one of Rodman’s old teammates.
If you were to actually buy this thing and drive it to work, you’d probably hear of a petition requesting that you alter or cover the paint job within a week. Or perhaps you live in a more liberal area, where people might actually call it “art.” In any case, you’re sure to get noticed in it, and not just because it’s a Hummer.
Pornographic paint job aside, Rodman’s H1 does have other highlights, including a roof-mounted spotlight (because why not?), aftermarket sound system with a JL Audio sub woofer, and central tire inflation system with settings for different terrains (which is factory). And let’s not overlook the 6.5-liter V8 diesel backed by a four-speed automatic.
Let’s cut to the chase – would you buy this for $50 grand? Jalopnik (where you can indulge all you want in the photos) asked its readers whether or not this was a good price, and most seemed to think it’s inflated. Perhaps it will appeal to die-hard NBA fanatics, or those who acquire celebrity memorabilia, but we have to admit it’s not at all our cup of tea. There’s quite a lot to be had with that amount of money – a Camaro SS 1LE, BMW M235i, perhaps a Chevy SS with money left over for a blower, just to name a few.
We will say that we’re thinking this H1 should be worth slightly more than other H1 examples, given its “celebrity status” context. In fact, the same could be said about late rapper Tupac Shakur’s Hummer H1 which was for sale back in May. If you don’t think this is plausible, just take a look at how Jay Leno’s fame made his Buick Roadmaster appreciate 750 percent in value.