U.S. Government will Auction Military HMMWV HUMVEE to PublicPosted in News on December 18, 2014
Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock for the past couple of decades, you’re probably well aware that the U.S. military has some of the coolest and most capable off-road machines on the face of the planet. While the old jeep Flattie in a crate might have been an urban legend, you can now purchase another military vehicle that is almost as heroic as the flatties of WW2 — the AM General HMMWV (High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle).
The U.S. military is going to auction off as many as 4,000 Humvee’s to the public. The Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) sent the first batch to auction through IronPlanet’s GovPlanet.com website. The Bidding started at $10,000 and of course there’s plenty of interested buyers coming out of the woodwork for these awesome rigs. Nearly all 4,000 Humvee’s are spoken for despite the fact that they are being sold for off-road use only. Yup, you read that right! You can’t drive these things down public roads but the same could be said of a Trophy Truck and we most of us would have no problem having one of those sitting in our garage.
The U.S. State and Commerce departments lifted the restrictions on the M908, M908A1, M1038, and M1038A1 model Humvees in the last year, clearing the way for DLA. While purchasing these awesome off-road military beasts is now reality for many Hummvee lovers out there, it will not only come with a premium auction price, but also the brutal reality that AM General will not be selling parts to non-military customers.
The reality is that it shouldn’t be a deal breaker and if you have $10,000 burning a whole in your pocket, check out www.GovPlanet.com for your chance to own a piece of American military history!