Yes, this is happening.
Because the US Army needs a few extra bucks. That’s why. Very soon you will be able to buy a surplus Army-issue Humvee at prices starting around $10,000. Yep, this is the real deal. According to Yahoo News and the Army Times, the US Department of Defense will auction off as many as 4,000 military-spec Humvees, instead of sending them to scrap yards. The first batch of 25 Humvees is heading to the auction block tomorrow.
Obviously these retired vehicles aren’t in perfect condition, most having been built between 1987 and 1994. They have anywhere from 1,361 to 38,334 miles of military service, carrying everything from troops to equipment. Before any of these Humvees is auctioned, they will be inspected for any significant defects and stripped of any "military characteristics." That means no body armor or mounted 50 caliber machine guns. Sorry, militia guys. The new owners will be responsible for arranging transportation within three days of the sale, and no titles will be offered. Buyers must also sign documents that explain how they plan to use their new toy. Interested? Go to govplanet.com and place a bid. Hat tip to mdibon.