Although most off-roaders primarily find the “original” Hummer H1 to be the most appealing Hummer model, there’s another Hummer that’s enticing to enthusiasts: A manual transmission version of the H3T pickup, which is one of the rarest General Motors pickup truck models built in recent years.
For those who don’t remember the H3T, here’s a little background: The H3 was sold from 2006 to 2010 as a smaller, more affordable Hummer for people who didn’t want the bulk — or the cost — of the massive Hummer H1 and the slightly-less-massive-but-still-huge Hummer H2. As the H3 was based on the Chevy Colorado pickup truck, pickup-ifying it was apparently not so difficult, and so GM did exactly that: they created a crew-cab truck for the 2009 model year and dubbed it the H3T. Unfortunately, the Hummer brand was shuttered after the 2010 model year, so the H3T was made for just two years.
Even rarer than a “regular” H3T, however, is one with a manual transmission, which was offered in incredibly small numbers. This white H3T, which is offered by Country Buick GMC in Leesburg, Virginia, is exactly that: a stick-shift H3T. More importantly, it’s in great shape, with a lifted body, off-roader tires, roof-mounted trail lights and more. In other words, it’s a rare manual H3T in nice shape, and it’s ready to tackle the trails.
If you’re interested, Country Buick GMC is offering this 3-pedal H3T for $23,500, which seems in line with prices of other H3T models on Autotrader — all of which have held their value well, as off-roaders and SUVs have become more desirable since the Hummer brand closed down. Few, however, are as rare as this one.