While the Hummer H1 has always had a dedicated enthusiast base thanks to its military pedigree, unmatched off-road capability and gargantuan size, there’s no denying that for most people, it’s a terrible vehicle to own. Bad fuel mileage, strange interior packaging and poor visibility are just a few of the things that make a Hummer H1 difficult vehicle to live with day-to-day, but for some people, this road-legal military vehicle is just about the perfect mode of transportation.
Readers who count themselves among the latter of those groups will definitely want to check out this 2006 Hummer H1, which is currently for sale through Scottsdale, Arizona-based dealership Hubbard Auto Center. More astute Hummer fans will know that 2006 was the final model year for the H1 and was the only year the superior Hummer H1 Alpha was available. All H1 Alphas featured a 6.6L LBZ Duramax V8 turbo-diesel engine and five-speed Allison transmission, as opposed to the Detroit Diesel V8 and 5.7L L05 gas V8 engines that were offered in older variants. Additionally, Hummer H1 Alpha models featured additional chassis bracing, a different power steering assembly, quieter axle differentials and re-engineered electrical and fuel systems.
This 2006 Hummer H1 Alpha is a wonderful example of this rather rare breed, with a near-perfect body and just 32,569 miles on the odometer. One of our favorite aspects of this particular Humvee is the Pewter Metallix exterior color, which is more interesting than the Black Diamond hue that so many other Hummer H1 Alphas were finished in. Aftermarket parts like the roof rack, brush guard, winch, spare wheel/tire and alloy wheels also add to the overall desirability.
GM sold just 729 Hummer H1 Alpha models in 2006, so while this vehicle is expensive at $210,000, there’s no denying that it’s an uncommon piece of GM history. Check out the listing at this link for additional information and photos.