By now we’ve told you all about the Milspec Hummer H1 – an upgraded Hummer H1 with a complete frame off restoration, 6.6-liter Duramax diesel V8 and a completely redone cabin.
Based in Birmingham, Michigan, Milspec has produced a number of high-priced restomod Hummer H1s since first debuting its upgrade program for the aging H1 a short time ago.
Videos of the Milspec Hummer H1 in action have so far been rather rare, but The Smoking Tire’s Matt Farah recently took the off-road behemoth out for a spin at the Hungry Valley off-road area just north of Los Angeles. Farah has driven everything under the sun and even owned a Hummer H1 himself, so he’s well suited to critique Milspec’s upgrades.
Like other Milspec Hummers, the example Farah is driving features has had a frame-off restoration and features a Milspec-built 6.6-liter Duramax diesel making 500 hp and 1,000 lb-ft of torque. Farah says the Hummer drives much better than before and was even impressed with how it handled and drifted on a loose dirt surface – likely the result of the Milspec’s various suspension upgrades and the new differential.
All this sounds pretty good to you, we’re sure, but what’s not so good is the price. The Hummer H1 was never affordable and Milspec’s upgrades make it even more expensive, with prices starting at $218,499 and extending up to nearly $250,000. That’s supercar or highly collectible muscle car money, but for some people, a 1,000 lb-ft Hummer H1 is much more desirable than a rare exotic or classic.
Hear what else Matt Farah had to say about the Milspec Hummer H1 in the video embedded above.