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This Military Humvee Is Listed on Autotrader for Just $14,900

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author photo by Doug DeMuro May 2017

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.

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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