Have you ever looked at a 1980s-era Toyota Camry and thought to yourself, “That looks like a great starting point for a knockoff Hummer conversion?” Well, someone actually did, and as a result we have this little Toyommer number for sale—where else—on Craigslist.
Starting with a 1987 Toyota Camry, the seller added the windshield from a 1967 Jeep, possibly mounting it in front of the stock windshield, which appears to remain in place. He also crafted a new fabric roof to match, though it is noted in the ad that the vehicle is “not watertight.” The custom bodywork, such as it is, slopes downward steeply toward the rear of the sedan and is topped by what appears to be a roof basket. The side mirrors have also been replaced by a set of large truck mirrors mounted to the doors. The whole build is finished in a weathered sand hue reminiscent of the U.S. Army’s Desert Tan paint scheme.
As for the CamVee’s (Humry’s?) mechanical bits, the engine runs but the seller admits in the ad that the transmission is in “medium condition” and might need a neutral switch. Its interior is described as “rough,” with the carpet removed from the front passenger-side and rear seats. If you’re thinking you’d pull the trigger on this unique creation if only it were a van, not to worry—the seller will throw in an unspecified van conversion kit for a little more cash on top of the low, low $500 asking price. Oh, and only one windshield wiper works (the donor Jeep windshield features two), but that might be the least of your worries during a storm—remember that whole part about the entire thing not being “water tight.”
As donor platforms for Humvee conversions go, you could do a lot better than a Camry. Like, we’re thinking any four-wheel-drive vehicle or not-car would suffice. This Camry doesn’t even have the optional V-6 that was offered when it was new, and as if we even need to point this out, it’s front-wheel-drive. Dimensionally, the Toyota’s off-road inadequacy only grows from there: Its 102.4-inch wheelbase is way stubbier than a real Hummer’s 130-inch measurement, but any usefulness that might afford off-road is nixed by its car-like ride height that’s nowhere near the Hummer’s towering 16-inch ground clearance.
On the positive side, the seller’s creation is roughly Hummer-shaped, something that until now we’d never have imagined any Camry could be described as. It costs only a fraction of what real Hummer—or any running used Camry—would cost you. Oh, and we think it’d be an awesome LeMons racing series entry given its price and, er, originality.
Photos of a real Humvee and civilian Hummer H1 for visual reference in the gallery below. Let us know if you can spot the differences.
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