You’re looking at the single least expensive military Humvee on Autotrader — and yes, oddly enough, there are quite a few of these on Autotrader. But this one is indeed cheapest, as it’s offered for just $14,900 in rural Darlington, Maryland, about an hour outside Baltimore.
Before we get into this one, let’s go through the basics. As you probably know, the High-Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle (HMMWV) was used by the military for years in all sorts of situations — and its difficult-to-say name resulted in the nickname "Humvee." Beginning in 1992, the Humvee was adapted for civilian use as the "AM General Hummer" — and then it eventually became the "Hummer H1" when General Motors took over operations.
Lastly, over the past few years, the military has started selling off old Humvees on a website called "GovPlanet," giving civilians access to the truly austere conditions the military has known for decades. I say this because these Humvees are slow, stripped down, loud, difficult to drive and expensive to own — not that the civilian model was much better. I know this because I owned one.
This is one such "GovPlanet" vehicle: The current owner says he got it from GovPlanet about a year ago, and made a few important modifications — better headlights, for example, along with a power port for a phone charger and a new windshield-washer fluid tank and pump. Now he’s trying to sell it for just $14,900, which is a pretty good deal, as these things go. It’s an especially good deal if the owner was able to get this Humvee titled, which it appears he has: One of the photos features a Maryland license plate, though it’s covered up.
Admittedly, while $14,900 is a good price for one of these, you still have to know what you’re buying: a bare-bones, no-comfort, stripped-down military vehicle — proven in the images by the fact that there’s a bicycle lock on the steering wheel to prevent theft. With that said, it’s also a tremendously capable vehicle that can traverse basically any terrain — so if you’re looking for something that can take you virtually anywhere, this might be the vehicle. Find a HUMMER 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.