Attention all Hummer fans! The U.S. Army’s having a Humvee fire sale at bargain basement prices and the first time ever the Department of Defense has sold military vehicles to the general public. Soon, Uncle Sam will let you buy an Army issue Hummer (original price $60,000 with no motor), with bids starting at around $10,000. From what we hear from ArmyTime.com, 4,000 units will be auctioned off to the highest bidder, hopefully to save a trip to the scrap heap.
Sitting on a dusty lot at Hill Air Force Base in Utah, these are well used examples with 1,300-40,000-miles that have seen military duty hauling troops and equipment. All units will have a pre-sale inspection for defects and will be cleaned and stripped of all military markings and characteristics. So, no guns or armor included in the sale, sorry folks. No titles will be offered as well as these rigs are not street legal.
Additionally, regardless of all the fuss regarding the Pentagon’s transfer of military equipment to local civilian police departments, state and local governments will have first crack at inventory and anything not claimed then goes to the public.
Winning bidders must pay within three days, sign an agreement indemnifying the auction house, and arrange for transportation, as the vehicles are not considered roadworthy. Go to GovPlanet.com for more pics and info.