It's common knowledge that the mighty Humvee was originally created for military use, even deriving its name from a military acronym - High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle. While to some the most recent descendants of the battle-ready nameplate may have gotten a little soft over the years due to substantial redesigns and refinements, there'll be no such accusations directed at this 1985 AM General M998 Humvee. By any measure you could use, this is no common SUV, but rather an .....
uncompromising vehicle thoroughly equipped for dependable service in extreme conditions.
Appropriately, Camouflage Green remains draped over the one of a kind exterior - considering the Humvee's heritage, no other shade would do. The paint is in great shape, with a glossy shine and consistent pigmentation and the added contrasting black paint over the hood vents and surrounding the headlights confers just the right touch of customization. Despite its penchant for adventure, this Humvee has obviously been well cared for - the canvas top and doors on this '85 bear no rips or other signs of trauma, contributing to a very fresh and vibrant overall appearance. With a stance unparalleled in its width and that signature sturdy bumper up front, it's sure to draw admiring glances wherever it goes - not just for its looks, but for what those looks stand for. The body on this venerable workhorse is made of aluminum, which drastically reduces its curb weight while providing high resistance to corrosion and, despite not riding excessively high, its sizable tires and ample wheel clearance equip it with some serious off-roading capability.
Glance inside and you'll see more evidence of this vehicle's unrelenting ruggedness. The interior's theme is still thoroughly military-inspired, but with the 2+2 seating option onboard, the cabin accommodates an extra pair of passengers - and there will certainly be no shortage of eager passengers clamoring for a ride. In both rows, bucket seats equipped with water-resistant canvas surfaces straddle the truss-like steel expanse of the transmission tunnel between them, and the rear bed area is protected by a thick coat of paint that's still in stellar condition. A spartan, military style steering wheel is still perched on the column, and the collection of instruments just beyond it are surrounded by clean green steel. With the exception of just one display that should be fairly easy to repair, all gauges and control switches are in good working order.
This Humvee is mechanically well-equipped for rugged dependable duty in any conditions you might find yourself. Its fuel injected 6.2 liter engine fires right up and runs smoothly, teaming with a 3 speed automatic transmission that's shifting in top form. With its four-wheel drive accompanied by a two-speed locking transfer and sturdy independent suspensions at both ends, there really isn't much that can stop this Humvee from moving forward, something it can actually and ably do while still carrying quite a payload. A 95-gallon fuel tank - not a misprint - provides a driving range few other vehicles could match, so you won't often find yourself burning time while filling up. Four-wheel disc brakes provide the fade-resistant ability needed for this substantial vehicle, which also sports a foundation that's likely as sturdy as any on the road - its high grade alloy steel chassis features boxed frame rails and no fewer than five reinforcing cross members.
Riding on its set of eye-catching 22"" Moto Metal wheels, this 1985 AM General M998 Humvee offers outstanding visual impact and there are very few other vehicles that can match its commanding presence. Call today!