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The only true used AM General cars for sale are Hummer H1 models. However, those Used AM General cars all ultimately inspired used Hummer H2 cars, and pre-owned Hummer H3 models for sale. Today best known for developing the gargantuan Hummer H1, used AM General vehicles are the byproduct of a legacy extending all the way back to a bicycle company started in 1903.
Over the years, the company that eventually came to be known as AM General evolved through a number of permutations before finally settling upon producing vehicles like the now legendary AM General HumVee, which is popularly known as the Hummer H1. In March of 1983, AM General got the contract to produce 55,000 of the vehicles over a five-year period for the United States military. The order was subsequently raised to 70,000 vehicles.
That same year, AM General’s current owner, LTV Aerospace and Defense Company bought the company. Civilian versions of the Humvee went into production in 1992. In 1999, AM General did a deal with General Motors to pursue product, marketing and distribution opportunities. This resulted in the HumVee being renamed the Hummer H1. As part of the deal, General Motors got ownership of the Hummer brand name, however GM never owned any part of AM General.
From this partnership, the Hummer automobiles; H1, H2, and H3 were born. However, only the Hummer H1 vehicles were based on the AM General design. The Hummer H2 and H3 automobiles were based on civilian market GM platforms. Highly capable, the H2 and H3 were introduced toward the end of the SUV boom of the late 1990s—early 2000s. AM General built the Hummer H2 automobiles, while GM built Hummer H3 vehicles.
Ultimately, the mid-decade economic downturn of the 2000s—along with escalating fuel prices—conjoined to end the consumer market’s appetite for Hummers. GM shut the brand down in 2010. AM General continues to manufacture military and special purpose vehicles. If one wants to purchase a Hummer H2 or H3 these days you’re pretty much looking at used versions of these AM General inspired cars for sale.