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The original HUMMER H1 was far from the prettiest truck on the market. But then, beauty wasn't part of the design brief, as it was originally developed for military use before Operation Desert Storm and Arnold Schwarzenegger propelled it into celebrity. At the 2000 Geneva Motor Show, Italian design house Coggiola unveiled its idea for a more "stylish" take on the ultimate utility vehicle. The T-Rex you see here was the result. Powered by the H1's 6.5-liter turbodiesel, it measures a very HUMMER-like 17.7 feet long and 7 feet tall, dwarfing everything else on the road this side of a semi.

The one-of-a-kind concept vehicle is now up for auction on eBay in Italy with a €500,000 asking price. The buyer is pretty well guaranteed never to see another one on the road, but that's the closest we'd want to see the word "pretty" in the same sentence as this Italian-American tough guy.

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[Source: eBay.it via CarScoop]