1994 AM General HUMVEE (M998) – After the Vietnam War the U.S. Army underwent a modernization program, which included finding an all-terrain replacement for its tactical vehicles—from the ¼-ton M151 Mutt through the 1½-ton M561 Gama Goat—with the added capacity to carry the new TOW anti-tank missile. AM General, Chrysler Defense and Teledyne Continental all submitted prototypes, and in late 1982 the Army selected AM General’s design for production as the M998 high-mobility multipurpose wheeled vehicle, or HMMWV (universally referred to by service members as the Humvee). Production kicked off in April 1984 at AM General’s plant in Mishawaka, Ind., and the first Humvees entered service in October 1985. To offset their relative high cost ($20,410 for the basic vehicle to $28,382 for the weapons carrier), the Army relied on beefed-up Chevrolet Blazers as M1008/9 CUCVs (commercial utility cargo vehicles) in logistics and support roles for which the Humvee’s off-road abilities were not needed. Both vehicles used the same General Motors 6.2-liter V8 diesel engine.
In any city, you can find a few of these former military HUMVEEs on the street. Many are straight from the government surplus auction, have unknown history, and come with “off-road only” titles. We mention this so you realize that when you seek to buy the cheapest M998 on the market, don’t be suprised when you end up with a huge headache on your driveway. What we are offering here is a very solid, well maintained, and tastefully customized example. As you will see in the photos, the soft doors and top are all brand new. On the interior, the entire floor recently received a high-end bedliner and five brand new seats were installed. The headlights have also been upgraded to HID lights for better night driving. The powerful diesel motor fires up easily and does great on the road. Although you won’t see the best gas mileage, we wouldn’t hesitate to drive this Humvee any distance. Additional features include; 6.2LDiesel, Auto, 4WD, Power Steering, Power Brakes, Grill Guard, Tow Package, 16.5″ Steel Wheels, and Thick Goodyear Wrangler MT 37×12.5 R16.5LT Tires! The best part is this M998 has less than 57k miles from new and is has a clear Texas “On Road” title! If you are looking for the nicest running and looking HMMWV on the market, you found it!