• Apr 24th 2008 at 3:29PM
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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.

[Source: eBay.it via CarScoop]

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      • 7 Years Ago
      This was posted before as a russian SUV I think. I have seen this truck before somewhere.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Wow.. just wow... Are you sure that the seller isn't actually trying to find out how much it would cost for someone to take it off of their hands?

      Either way, something that big SHOULD look military/industrial/overly boxy. Something that round just does not look right.
      • 7 Years Ago
      It looks like the bastard child of a previous-generation Jeep Grand Cherokee and some sort of TVR sports car... then inflated like a balloon.

      I wouldn't drive it if it were FREE, much less pay nearly a million bucks for the bloody thing.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Kill it quick!
      • 7 Years Ago
      Add this to the "What the hell were they thinking" file.
      • 7 Years Ago
      For the novelty factor alone I like it.

      For the fact it's got a econo-compact paint color, watered down Grand Cherokee looks, and is just silly it gave me a good laugh.

      Thanks for posting this Autoblog.

      P.S. I'd rather a Laforza.
      • 7 Years Ago
      The interior looks like it came from a boat.
      • 7 Years Ago
      I could do better... even out of a H1 ;)
      From the inside, it looks like a speed boat; I can definitely picture it in Monaco/Riviera/Emirates, it's the kind of clientele.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Wow! So ugly! Why such an ugly paint too???

      It's really look like a trisomic kid from a Tres Grand Cherokee and a Trailblazer (back).
      The roof is really ugly, but they manage to have a moon-shaped sun-roof. That will score with the middle east crowd. That's not random. It's a holy hummer.
      It just lack armor...
      • 7 Years Ago
      omg, what an ugly, ridiculous pos.
      looks like someone found a use for left over grand cherokee and wrangler parts, not to mention all that wonderful early 90s mustang turquoise.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Grand, that is.
      • 7 Years Ago
      She looks like a transvestite.
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