Originally designed strictly for military use the four-wheel-drive utility vehicle was released by AM Gernal to the civilian market due to popular demand. Boasting 16 inches (40 cm) of ground clearance as well as super-aggressive approach and departure angles, the Hummer could clamber over a 22-inch (56 cm) high obstacle, handle a 60 percent grade and wade through up to 30 inches (76 cm) of water.
It is also capable of towing a load weighing in excess of 7,500lbs (3,400kg). A conventional Hummer H1 is powered by a 6.5-litre V8 turbo-diesel producing 205bhp at 3,400rpm and delivering a mighty 440lb/ft of torque at just 1,800 revs. The example on offer today has had a no-expense-spared, nut and bolt restoration and the engine has been upgraded to a 2009 GMC 2500 Sierra Duramax 6.6 litre engine producing 465Bhp with 660lb-ft of torque. Having had an all new transmission, gearbox, custom fuel tank fitted along with a new ECU box and high-performance fuel injectors fitted along with a host of other extras, this Alpha is likely to be one of the best examples in existence. Interior upgrades include four new Cobra Carbon Fibre leather seats, Bentley cross stitch leather interior upgrader with Alcantara roof lining.
With just 800 miles on the odometer and with upgrade bills exceeding £120,000 the car is as new and is likely to be one of the most substantial road-going vehicles in the UK.