It seems like every time Mil-Spec reveals a new Hummer H1 it’s better than the last, and the company has outdone itself with the latest Mil-Spec Hummer H1 that looks ready to join the First Order and crush those pesky rebels. This is the sixth Hummer H1 in Mil-Spec’s series of 12, and this one is all about the dark side.
Mil-Spec’s sixth creation is a 1996 four-door slant-back H1. Like every other Mil-Spec project, this one started with a complete disassembly before being rebuilt to mint condition. The process includes replacing the body panels with aluminum, even including the original floor pan. The inspiration for the sixth Mil-Spec Hummer H1 came from an earlier Mil-Spec project – the second Hummer H1 in the series, except that this newest one was built for a customer who wanted a more utilitarian design. Despite that, the exterior features a rather intimidating bumper guard, LED light bar, snorkel, and functional hood scoops.
Under the hood is an equally-menacing 6.6L Duramax turbodiesel producing 500 horsepower and 1,000 pound-feet of torque. Mil-Spec uses the LBZ version of the 6.6L engine used in the final-production-year of the 2006 “Alpha” Hummers. The engine pairs with a six-speed automatic gearbox and two-speed transfer cafe. Stopping power comes from 12.25-inch Wilwood slotted and drilled rotors. Underneath, the Mil-Spec Hummer H1 rides on an eight-way adjustable air suspension while a rear-axle ABR air locker helps it crawl over (almost) anything.
Inside, the Hummer H1 is all business, which means plenty of dark materials. The cabin uses leather, canvas, and vinyl (on the floor). To improve cabin comfort, Mil-Spec adds extra sound dampening along with a paddled headliner. Every interior is built to the customer’s preference, and this latest one is no different. One of the few remaining stock interior items are the original front-seat brackets.
The sixth Mil-Spec Hummer H1 is part of the company’s inaugural Launch Edition line, which is limited to 12 bespoke vehicles created between 2018 and 2020.