It's received over $170,000 in tech upgrades.
One of the most iconic off-roaders of all time is slated to return next year. The 2022 GMC Hummer EV, unlike its predecessors, will ditch the combustion engine in favor of an all-electric propulsion system. Batteries included. General Motors would not have made this decision if it didn't already know the Hummer EV can deliver the off-road goods. Of course, not all Hummer fans are convinced electrification can replace combustion and fortunately for them there are plenty of H1 and H2 Hummers on the used market (let's just ignore the H3). But not all of them have a history as interesting as this 2006 H1 K12 Wagon.
Set to cross the stage this week at Mecum Auction's Kissimmee event, this example is just one of 36 K-series H1s built that model year and only one of four painted Charcoal Metallic.
This example is classified as a KSCS, or Fleet/Commercial H1, and was originally ordered by the FBI. Like most federal vehicles, numerous aftermarket modifications were required. In this case, Florida-based Predator, Inc. performed the required work which totaled over $170,000 in upgrades. Our tax dollars at work.
Some of the newly added accessories include a bumper ladder system, urban assault rack, performance aluminum radiator and intercooler, heavy-duty winch kit, forward-looking infrared camera, two-inch lift kit, 17-inch powder-coated aluminum wheels, dual batteries with a waterproof charging kit, and 20-inch wide driving LED light bar with 20-inch guard rails.
Step inside and front-seat passengers will enjoy Recaro heated and cooled brown leather seats with custom mounts and Alpine head unit and speakers. Under the hood is a 6.6-liter Duramax diesel V8 paired to an Allison six-speed automatic transmission. The speedometer reads just 20,500 miles and a full service and inspection was done last summer by Houston Diesel Pros.
The chances of finding another Hummer H1 Wagon like this will be profoundly difficult, if not outright impossible. With its ultra-low mileage and long list of upgrades, it's no wonder Mecum estimates it'll fetch between $220,000 and $260,000.