The Hummer H1 is a civilian version of the Humvee, which was developed by AM General Corporation for the U.S. military, primarily for traveling between war zones during combat. It was first introduced in 1992, and production continued up until 2006. As you might have guessed by looking at it, H1 was known for its rugged off-road capabilities and distinctive design, which included a boxy body and wide stance. The vehicle was available in several configurations, including a pickup truck, a wagon, and a convertible. This 1999 Hummer has been decked out, both on the exterior and inside the vehicle, making it a unique purchase.
Few vehicles out there are made for warfare but can also be driven on the streets, and the AM General Humvee is perhaps the most iconic of them all. Built in 1983, the Humvee was created by American Motors for the U.S. military before it eventually found itself on the street after a little bit of influence from the literal terminator, Arnold Schwarzenegger. The Humvee is for a special breed of vehicle enthusiasts who don't believe in maps and have already forecasted a zombie apocalypse. This 2002 AM General Humvee has been refreshed and is currently for sale.
It's the mid-1960s, and the U.S military is no longer satisfied by their light vehicle fleet that was mostly outclassed in the Second World War by Jeep's legendary CJ. It was time for something more revolutionary: a light, intimidating, rugged vehicle that could win wars. Nearly a decade of design wars between several companies happened before American Motors secured the deal, producing the AM General Humvee in 1983. The Gulf War in 1991 demanded widespread use of the vehicle, and everybody wanted one, creating a demand for civilian versions. The Terminator, Arnold Schwarzenegger, also helped by persuading American Motors to build a civilian variant. This 1990 model, however, is a raw, unfiltered war machine that has since retired and is now in civilian use, awaiting its next owner.
Built for the people who can't get enough of over-engineered vehicles, this AM General Hummer H1 Custom from 1992 takes the beloved American Military vehicle and puts it on the road for the everyday civilian to drive and enjoy it. As reported by the current owner, all the restoration work has been done by American Humvee in Mundelein, Illinois. This massive behemoth of a vehicle can withstand anything that everyday life could throw at it and bulldoze over it. This custom built Hummer comes with a selection of amenities to add a bit of restoration and sophistication over the barebones, and utilitarian design of this military-derived vehicle. Included in the build is a brand new A/C with the radiator relocated to the rear wheel well, 1000lbs of sound insulation inside and out, rebuilt resto-mod firewall with added thickness and protection layered over the original. With 23,000 miles reported on the clock, perhaps you are exactly the person that could take this Hummer H1 home.
War is never a good thing, and post-war is never a pleasant sight to behold, but while there is no silver lining and among the most unusual place, one major war, in particular, brought an automotive icon to life. The Hummer of today is a toned-down, electric performance machine. Back in the day, owning one meant the bare essentials, a Detroit powerhouse ensuring performance and a vehicle closely resembling its destructive war cousin. Today's vehicle is not just another Hummer but a first-generation, first-year 1992 AM General Hummer H1 M998. Suppose you thought that was the key selling point of this vehicle. In that case, the current owner reports that this American hero has just 6,500 original miles on the clock, making it a monster that sports originality and how it's supposed to be enjoyed.
Wars around the world, while unnecessary, have brought about some of the most interesting inventions in the automotive world; during operation Desert Storm, the world saw images of the Hummer H1 braving through the toughest of terrains and assisting its comrades with all its might. When General Motors understood the attention, they built the Hummer H1, with a little persuasion from Arnold Schwarzenegger. A no-frills off-roading machine with an aggressive personality, which meant driving one, meant a lot of head turning and shocked expressions. With the H2 and the H3 following suit, the Hummer H1 was the closest you could get to the real deal. With prices on the rise, it's time you drove off in this 1995 AM General H1 6.2L V8 we have today.
If you are one of those people who believe a zombie apocalypse is next on the agenda of world crippling pandemics, read no further, this destructive military-grade vehicle is your best chance of survival. However, if facing an army of the undead isn’t at the top of your priorities, let's dive into a quick history lesson about the Humvee. Produced from 1984 to the present day, the Humvee is a high mobility multipurpose wheel vehicle used by the U.S army to replace the original JEEP. While a civilian version dubbed the ‘Hummer H1’ was released thanks to some overenthusiasm for the vehicle by actor Arnold Schwarzenegger, this example is the real deal. Does that mean that this 2003 AM General Humvee is less comfortable? Sure, but if comfort is what you’re after, you’ve completely missed the point. This Herculean example is currently up for sale, and ready to conquer whatever terrain you throw at it.
What is better than a Hummer H1, none other than its military counterpart, the American General Humvee. The Humvee, or going by its longer name the High Mobility Multipurpose Vehicle was introduced in 1983 as the US military’s foremost ground vehicle. The Humvee was used as the basis of the civilian Hummer H1 which was introduced in 1992 after some passionate lobbying by The Terminator himself, Arnold Schwarzenegger. A chance to own an amazing restomod Humvee is at hand in the form of this 1992 AM General with exactly 0 miles on the odometer after the restomod.
Before general motors developed and spun-off the Hummer nameplate into its own brand of SUVs (and forthcoming EVs), AM General sold and marketed the Hummer. The manufactures of the original war-proven HMMWV, AM General were known for the production of the “Humvee” military vehicle, and first created the Hummer to cater to demand from the civilian market. Up for sale is one of the original 1994 AM General Hummer H1s, complete with its own subtle modifications over the years.