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La Aduana: 2010 Hummer H3T Alpha

Growing up, there was always something fascinating about the (real) Humvee. A purpose built vehicle, designed with a form over function attitude which helped it to perform impressively in the harshest of environments. When the civilian Hummer H1 was released, buyers were excited to see that it kept the unapologetic image and capability of its military counterpart. Unfortunately, the same could not be said for some of their subsequent models. For many people the now defunct Hummer brand has been stained with images of chrome rims and suburban soccer-moms, leaving just a shadow of the glory the brand once had. Luckily in a last hoorah before the company’s demise, they released a capable and dare I say, almost practical vehicle—the H3T. Although several models of the “T” were brought to market, none were as at home off-road as the vehicle equipped with the Alpha Adventure package like we have found today.

At the core of the Alpha package lies GM’s 5.3 liter V8 which cure this 2010 H3T of the dismal power figures that haunted its predecessors. To help distribute that power effectively, a 4:1 transfer case is added along with front and rear electronic locking differentials for added traction when the going gets really tough. In addition to the upgraded engine and drive train, this Hummer is equipped with 33″ tires and heavy duty shocks to handle off-road use. While GM deffinetly has had a questionable track record with the Hummer, I would say that they started to get things right with the H3T and produced what could be a viable overland platform.

To find out more take a look here on Ebay Motors:

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Here’s a look at what the seller has to say:

This is a 2010 Hummer H3T Alpha with 25,000 miles on it. The Exterior is Silver Stone Metallic with an Ebony cloth interior.

The H3T is one of the tougher Hummers to find today. This one is also an ALPHA which upgrades this to the 5.3L V8 engine. It is also very well equiped with an 8-Way Power Driver Seat, Power Sunroof, Rear Vision Camera and a Chrome Appearance Package. It also has the Off Road Suspension Package which includes 4:1 2-Speed Transfer Case and Full locking Front and Rear Differential with Specially Tuned Shocks. Plus it is still covered under the GM Powertrain Warranty. There is no excuse why you would let this vehicle pass you by!


Born and raised in Dallas, Texas, Chris didn’t receive a real taste of the outdoors until moving to Prescott, Arizona, in 2009. While working on his business degree, he learned to fly and spent his weekends exploring the Arizona desert and high country. It was there that he fell in love with backcountry travel and four-wheel drive vehicles, eventually leading him to Overland Journal and Expedition Portal. After several years of honing his skills in writing, photography, and off-road driving, Chris now works for the company full time as Expedition Portal's Managing Editor.

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