Rare 2000 AM General Hummer H1 Slant Back Heads to Mecum Glendale Auction

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In the year 2000, AM General unveiled a special iteration of the iconic Hummer H1, marking a unique chapter in the storied legacy of this formidable vehicle. Among these special editions was the Slant Back model, a variant that offered a distinctive military-inspired design for civilian enthusiasts. With only about 40 units produced, the Slant Back H1 became an instant collector’s item, distinguished by its rarity and unique features. Among these, one particular vehicle stands out – a stunning example finished in Bright White, one of only four in existence, poised to capture the attention of collectors at the Glendale 2024 auction.

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This remarkable Hummer H1 Slant Back, bearing the chassis number 137ZA9131YE187784, not only boasts a mere 28,887 miles on the odometer but also comes with a rich suite of original options and modern upgrades. It was originally ordered with all four available Hummer options: a robust Warn winch, the innovative Central Tire Inflation System (CTIS), durable Rock Protection Panels (RPP), and dual gas tanks for extended adventures. The vehicle underwent a comprehensive restoration that not only focused on preserving its original allure but also incorporated thoughtful upgrades for enhanced performance and durability.

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Elevating its off-road capabilities, this H1 rides approximately 5 inches higher, courtesy of a 2-inch lifted chassis complemented by new 40/13.50-17LT Mickey Thompson Pro Max XS tires. It is one of the select few equipped with CPEK racing shocks, specially designed for the H1 to refine its handling and performance on rugged terrains. Adding to its exclusivity, the vehicle sports a prototype set of flat black Hutchinson beadlock wheels, which later inspired the wheels for the Hummer H1 Alpha edition.

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Among its rare Stinger 4×4 options are a sturdy brush guard, a rear tire carrier, and a Jerry can holder, enhancing both its functionality and rugged aesthetics. Modern touches include an updated Mod Mafia front bumper, a new Warn 16.5ti winch with synthetic rope, upgraded rock protection panels, and a sleek black Rubber Duck 4×4 roof rack. LED headlights have been fitted to light up the path ahead, while the interior has been tastefully updated with gray leather embroidered seats featuring Hummer branding, a Momo steering wheel, and a Kenwood stereo head unit, ensuring comfort and style are not compromised.

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This 2000 AM General Hummer H1 Slant Back is not just a vehicle; it’s a testament to the enduring legacy of the Hummer brand, combining rugged military heritage with luxury and exclusivity. Accompanied by its owner’s manual and original paperwork, this vehicle is a tangible piece of automotive history, ready to make a statement at the Glendale 2024 auction. It represents a unique opportunity for collectors and enthusiasts alike to own a rare piece of the Hummer legacy, a vehicle that effortlessly blends power, prestige, and performance.

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This vehicle and 2000 more are available for sale at Mecum’s Glendale Auction taking place March 5-9.

Shawn Henry

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