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Autotrader Find: Hummer H1 With Giant Camper Shell in Back

You’re looking at the ultimate vehicle for overlanding: a 1998 AM General Hummer with a huge camper shell on the back. Admittedly, this “camper shell” wasn’t exactly designed for camper shell duties; instead, the ad says this Hummer is one of three special operations Hummer models produced by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency. But now it’s in private hands, so it can be whatever you want — including a camper shell.

This Hummer is offered by a private seller in the Las Vegas area with just 18,000 miles, and the asking price is $110,000 — a steep figure, but potentially reasonable when you consider the rarity and capability of this vehicle. You can take it basically anywhere, given the Hummer’s off-roading capability, and you’ll always have a place to sleep when you get there — inside and potentially self-contained if you modify it for camping and living.

I say you’ll have to modify it, because this Hummer currently isn’t really set up for serious explorer travel, though it appears you could sleep in back if you wanted. But to convert it properly, you’d probably need to do a thorough removal of the shelves and cabinets in there and add in a host of gear to make it ready for real use.

Either way, this Hummer just about the coolest overlanding vehicle I’ve seen, with potential to bring you on some serious adventures — if you can afford the purchase price. Find a Hummer H1 for sale

Doug DeMuro is an automotive journalist who has written for many online and magazine publications. He once owned a Nissan Cube and a Ferrari 360 Modena. At the same time.

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  1. This would have been a good vehicle for the movie Arrival, or some other science fiction “first contact” movie.

  2. This looks oddly similar to the Humvee project from the last season of Wheeler Dealers with Edd China, where they turned an old 90’s military example into an odd camper with some additional amenities on the sides.

    • It does look similar.  I checked out some photos though and this one looks more elaborate than the Wheeler Dealers one. I don’t think they’re the same vehicle.

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Doug DeMuro writes articles and makes videos, mainly about cars. Doug was born in Denver, Colorado, and received an economics degree from Emory University in Atlanta. After graduation, Doug spent three years working for Porsche Cars North America. Eventually, he quit his job to become a writer, largely because it meant that he no longer had to wear pants. Doug’s work has been featured in a... Read More about Doug Demuro

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