HUMMER Production Restarted. Yes, Really.
March 10th, 2010 10:50 AM Share
The Shreveport Times reports that GM will restart production of the HUMMER H3 and H3T starting April 12, for a batch build of 849 units. An unidentified “fleet buyer” apparently needs a grip of the baby-HUMMERs, despite the fact that the brand is being wound down after a deal to sell it to Sichuan Tengzhong fell through. Production at Shreveport had been shut down until the deal went through, and unless one of the two rumored post-Tengzhong offers materializes (and we’re not holding our breath), this could be the last production run for the brand. In other “rumors of HUMMER’s survival have been greatly exaggerated” news, the German tuner shop CFC is just now announcing an all-chrome HUMMER model [via bornrich.com]. What is this, 2004?
Published March 10th, 2010 10:49 AM
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Governments at work. This isn't a normal deal.
It's all part of CEO Obama's strategy for attracting the spoiled rich boy vote. It even comes with a free ball cap and gold chains.
Just out of curiosity; what does one purchase if one purchases Hummer (the company). All their cars, at least except for the H1, are (albeit heavily) modified versions of GM mega sellers. So I can't imagine GM would sell everything required to build a new Hummer from scratch. So is all the buyer gets a bunch of technology for modifying current GM BOF trucks, plus the name and goodwill?
I heard they are going to Iran before the really tough sanctions come... ;o) (but seriously, this could be some kind of a UNHCR or USAID package for Haiti, Afganistan, etc.)