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1987 AM General HMMWV Humvee
Well here it is!! We have seen these Military Humvees passing us by on the highways as we stare in awe and just left flabbergasted by the size and tough look of the historic war machines that have gotten our soldiers through thick and thin. Have you ever wanted to get behind the wheel of one? Indubitably! And now you can pick it up, show it off and without a doubt, catch the eye of everybody you pass. Being stuck in traffic has never been more exciting till now!
Her name is Shadow! She is here to take you through a long awaited experience of a lifetime. We have spent a lot of time patiently restoring her to the beauty she is today. She is one of a kind sure to break the necks of bystanders.
Shadow's black on black Interior now features a Stereo unit which connects through Bluetooth or AUX powering four 5" Marine speakers that offers great sound! Two original front seats and two custom rear seats all with a 3-point safety seat belts, military camo soft top canvas roof, heat controls(no AC), windshield wipers and tie downs for gear. I recommend Googling how, what and why these rigs were built as they were. There are no airbags.
Black Exterior body work painted on aluminum with rivets. We are working on getting a new brush guard for the hood for further protection so please treat her carefully inside and out! Custom LED headlights to brighten your path (high beam is controlled with your left foot). Also featuring 52inch LED bar accompanied by four 4" LED lights with a rocker switch panel to control which lights to operate. (Please don't use while driving as they are sure to blind drivers.) Most of your stuff ought to fit in the bed which measures 48' L x 52"W x 14" H, or in the cab between passengers. Diesel fills on the passenger side; she get about 10 mpg.
You’re sure to be in the hottest ride along the Northern California beaches any season, but you must understand and acknowledge a few things while making your booking please!
This truck is definitely not the ride for everyone. Authentic humvees are full of torque but low on horsepower, which means you can expect slow acceleration and lots of engine noise (especially above 55 mph when the fan kicks on!) 100% of profits through Turo will be used to further improve performance and features on this truck. Small rattles are normal as are the sound of metal objects hitting each other on seemingly flat roads. In short, if you’re looking for quiet ambiance that affords you a lot of easy phone talk time, please rent elsewhere. Also, since she has canvas roof, you should take extra precautions during rainy weather by dressing appropriately and stowing your personal effects in such a way that runoff doesn't ruin them. A recent storm reminded me that the truck's bed can accumulate water, which runs straight into the cabin, dripping down the sides. Your right pant leg may get wet (but again, caution with your luggage - wrap with trash bags to be safe!) Please dont remove the top as it is very difficult to put back on.
Shadow measures a full 7 feet wide, which means certain roads are barely wide enough. Your focus in crowded areas is expected and appreciated, so we don’t have to charge for the trouble of fixing this vintage beauty. Best adventures are on wide, straight California roads like Rt. 1 PCH!
Please no extreme terrain Off-Roading until we get a new set of tires. Also be advised that this truck does not have a good turn radius so plan ahead for a wide turn.
She is equipped with a GPS monitoring chip for security and insurance purposes.
DIESEL is the only fuel she takes and your receipt should be turned in with her keys when your rental ends.
Starting her engine is easy once you’ve done it once. But if you’re sitting in the drivers seat genuinely unclear on what to do, you haven’t geeked out on humvee youtube videos enough! As a refresher though: start by inserting the ignition key fully and turning the key to the right 45* degrees from the RUN to the START position. Meanwhile, shift to N - neutral. Now, you must WAIT approx. 10 seconds for the WAIT light above to dim off, and ONLY then may you turn right to Start until she turns over. To shut her off, you turn left to ENG. STOP then back to RUN to remove they key. Always fully engage the handbrake (as there is no P for parking) it releases when you pull the safety collar up. The music controls and light panel all power off when you turn off the truck. Finally, please use remote to lock truck, lights will flash once and beep once.
Remember: ALWAYS MAKE SURE TO FILL HER UP WITH DIESEL!!
Be safe and have a great drive! We are here to make your trip as easy and enjoyable as possible. Please don't hesitate to reach out with any questions before, during or after your trip as we're here to help!
Thank you and peace be with you!
Thanks to Matt for providing extensive information on thr humvee.