Any rejoicing over General Motors finding a possible buyer for the HUMMER brand may have been a bit premature. A spokesperson for AM General (the South Bend, Indiana, HMMWV manufacturer) has told a local TV station that rumors of its interest in Hummer are simply not true.

NBC affiliate WNDU was also told that there have been no talks between AM General and China's Hunan Changfeng Motor Co. about a joint deal to acquire GM's HUMMER brand, a statement that stands in contrast to earlier reports attributed to Changfeng.

Looks like if GM intends to keep their goal of selling HUMMER by 2009, they'll need to quickly renew that Craigslist ad, offer a big rebate to the buyer, or throw in cheap gas for a year. Or all three.

[Source: WNDU]