Now's Your Chance to Buy a Real Humvee From Uncle Sam
You'll need a bigger garage.
By Timothy Dahl
As the military phases out the iconic Humvee, it is left with a surplus of these go-anywhere four-wheel drive vehicles that have been the backbone of the U.S. infantry for more than 30 years. Before this year they've been tough to come by for civilians. But now's your chance to own your own personal Humvee straight from Uncle Sam.
To buy a Humvee you need to start by visiting Gov Planet. It is the official website that has the authority to auction the Humvee and various other military vehicles. The bid process is straightforward, and auctions start at $4,000 for stripped down Humvees to $35,000 for fully operational badass trucks. You'll be required to get an "End Use Certificate" that states you will not take the vehicle overseas.
Some of these Humvees are listed as off-road only, which means they aren't street-legal and don't have the hardware to pass emissions or any type of DMV inspection. In fact, even if you do buy a Humvee that is sold as street-legal, the laws regarding vehicle registration and plates for military vehicles and Humvees vary from state to state. A writer from Jalopnik went through the process of registering his Humvee and found that it's usually not impossible, but you may have to jump through a lot of hoops.
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