When you think of an AM General HUMVEE it’s most likely carrying solders through the desert. Not as a chopped 6X6 masterpiece powered by a 717-horsepower hellcat engine and sporting a huge aircraft wing. And this one-of-a-kind, completely custom AM General just crossed the block at the 2024 Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale auction and sold for a military-budget-sized $825,000.
The Humvee, initially produced by AM General, is an iconic symbol of American military might, renowned for its rugged durability and versatility across various terrains. Initially designed to meet the U.S. Army’s rigorous standards for a High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle (HMMWV), the Humvee quickly became synonymous with the image of modern military operations. Its widespread use in conflicts around the globe, from deserts to urban landscapes, highlighted its adaptability and reliability. Beyond its military applications, the Humvee also captured the public’s imagination, leading to the creation of the civilian Hummer brand. Known for its formidable size, robust frame, and unparalleled off-road capabilities, the Humvee remains a favorite platform for extreme customizations that push the boundaries of automotive engineering and design.
This 2009 AM General Military Humvee, transformed by Danton Arts Kustoms and Frenchy Export into a remarkable custom 6×6 behemoth, redefines the concept of extreme vehicle modification. At its heart lies a supercharged 6.2-liter V8 Hellcat engine, boasting an astonishing 717 horsepower, paired with a robust 4L80E automatic transmission to manage its brute force. This powerhouse is not just about raw power; it also features modern enhancements like power steering and 6-wheel disc brakes, along with a contemporary LCD cluster, melding military-grade ruggedness with today’s automotive technology.
The vehicle’s transformation is most evident in its meticulously handcrafted body, constructed from all aluminum and metal. The customization process involved chopping the roof and tailoring the rear section to seamlessly integrate the unique 6×6 chassis, a testament to the exceptional skill and vision of its creators. The matte Military Green finish, complemented by custom graphics and DuraLiner touchpoints, pays homage to its military roots while embracing a race-inspired aesthetic. The aggressive stance is further accentuated by custom off-road wheels, shod in high-performance road tires, sized 245/40-20 in the front and 305/35-24 in the rear, striking a balance between form and function.
Adding a layer of modern convenience to this military-inspired monster are the smartphone-controlled features, including remote start, lights, horn, and turn signals, blending high-tech functionality with raw mechanical prowess. The pièce de résistance is the spoiler wing, ingeniously crafted from an actual aircraft wing, lending an apocalyptic flair to the vehicle’s silhouette. This custom 6×6 Humvee stands as a bold statement of creativity and engineering prowess, transforming a military workhorse into a road-commanding spectacle, ready to turn heads and challenge the limits of what a custom vehicle can be.
You can check out the Barrett-Jackson listing here: https://www.barrett-jackson.com/Events/Event/Details/2009-AM-GENERAL-HUMVEE-CUSTOM-MILITARY-6X6-PICKUP-275468
And this is the vehicle’s auction listing description:
This 2009 AM General Military Humvee turned into a custom 6×6 creation from Danton Arts Kustoms and Frenchy Export features the supercharged 6.2-liter V8 Hellcat engine with 717hp, connected to a 4L80E automatic transmission. Equipped with power steering, this Humvee has 6-wheel disc brakes and a modern LCD cluster. The factory-correct Humvee body was handcrafted in all-aluminum and metal, including chopping the roof and cutting down the rear section – not only for a refined look, but to accommodate the highly custom designed 6×6 chassis configuration. Keeping with the race-inspired military look, a matte Military Green paint was used throughout the vehicle with custom graphics and touchpoints made from the same DuraLiner used on Humvees today. Custom off-road inspired wheels were wrapped with 245/40-20 front and 305/35-24 rear road tires. This vehicle is equipped with smartphone-controlled remote start, lights, horn and turn signals that add contemporary functionality. Finishing off the build is a spoiler wing that features a custom-modified real aircraft wing, giving this apocalyptic-style vehicle a unique and intriguing look as it travels down the road.