Although AM General is most known for the Hummer and Humvee utility vehicles that have long been favored by civilians as well as the armed forces, this vehicle manufacturer has a bit more depth to its history. The Hummer and Humvee, along with other vehicles in the Autobytel gallery of AM General pictures, were manufactured in Indiana. Like many vehicle manufacturers with focused expertise, AM General formed strategic partnerships with several other auto manufacturers, helping the brand develop a well rounded portfolio and building its reputation. Some results of these partnerships might be apparent throughout the collection of AM General photos on Autobytel.
Another vehicle that might be familiar to a lot of auto enthusiasts is the Jeep. Not the modern Chrysler-owned Jeep sport utility vehicle of today, but very early incarnations. Thanks to a lot of strategic alliances, motivated by both financial and political pressure, the company now known as AM General had a lot of involvement in early Willys Jeep design and production, which extended throughout the years under contract from the United States government. Other vehicles that were closely related to the Willys Jeep, like right hand drive trucks designed and built specifically for the United States Postal Service, also bore the AM General nameplate.
It’s interesting to trace AM General’s history through online collections of AM General images. During the 1980s, AM General was purchased by Renault, ending domestic government contracts, although further acquisitions resulted in AM General’s current operation as a contract vehicle manufacturer.