There is probably no more flamboyant a sports figure than retired NBA player Dennis Rodman, and an object lesson in his extroverted lifestyle can be found in today’s Nice Price or Crack Pipe Hummer. Let’s find out if this custom H1's price might also be something to get pumped up about.
There wasn’t much excitement over the asking price of yesterday’s custom 1973 VW 181 with its Wankel power. Or I should say, its rumored Wankel power, as there was much grumbling about the utter lack of any engine shots presented in the ad. You know, one day I’m going to give a class in how to properly write an effective car ad. That Thing went down in an 80% Crack Pipe loss, so maybe that seller could be my first apprentice?
Have you ever heard of the radio personality Dr. Demento? He used to do a weekly radio show here in L.A. where he featured comical novelty songs. Weird Al got his start on Dr. Demento’s show. Well, one of the songs that Dr. Demento would frequently play was Boobs A Lot by the Holy Modal Rounders (this is very NSFW so CRANK IT UP!)
I was reminded of that song when looking over this custom 1996 Hummer H1 because it’s freaking covered in boobs. I mean, it has so many naked women painted on it—over a background of faux urban asphalt— that I think it would work as an effective repellent to actual live women. Yep, you would be guaranteed to be cootie-free driving this.
Of course that was never a problem for the original commissioner of this art car, Dennis Rodman. No, his problem was airport metal detectors. Rodman, the former basketball player, wrestler, actor, and North Korea visitor once actually drove this. Seriously, it’s got 23,000 miles on it and he added some of those, and in broad daylight too if past pictures are to be believed.
We’ve seen this truck on Truck Yeah a while ago, back when it was up for auction on eBay. Now it’s available at a set price from a dealer in… wait for it, Florida. Ah, Florida, you never fail to deliver.
The three-and a half ton hardtop has a few other custom bits in addition to the Boobathon murals. Those include an amber light bar on top—just like on a tow truck— and extra lights up front on the
titty bull bar.
You also get a roof-mounted spotlight, I guess so you can find real boobs at night, and some big speakers inside because the H1’s cabin was too roomy and obviously needed some accouterments to make it feel more cozy and inviting.
Powering the AWD beast is a 6.5-litre Detroit Diesel turbocharged V8 which sends its unstoppable ooze of torque through a GM 4L80E four-speed automatic. The truck comes with more ground clearance than a Southwest flight, inboard disc brakes, and a central tire inflation system (CTIS) to keep the jam pumped up when on road, or appropriately soft when off.
The interior looks tame compared to the custom exterior, and there’s no apparent sign of Rodman’s exploits in there. Still, it would probably be a good idea to bring a blacklight to the test drive just to be safe.
The price is $49,995 which seems in the range of what H1 Hummers go for today. The question for you is whether that celebrity connection adds or subtracts from its value. After all, Rodman may eventually get thrown in prison on one of his trips to visit Short Round in North Korea and that might make him relevant again.
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