- Extensively restored in 1997 and lots of expenditure in the last few years - Invoice on file for c._2,500 engine overhaul and four new tyres fitted - Recorded on the Condition Alert Register as a 'Category D Insurance Loss' in 2015
In 1914 the buyer of this VCC dated Humberette cyclecar opted to pay an additional £15 over its £120 list price so that they could have the water cooled version of the 998 cc vee twin engine instead of the standard air cooled unit – possibly on grounds of quietness! Whatever the reason it is very good and pushes the car along at a very acceptable rate of knots! This particular example is in lovely well used original condition with the only variances from new being an Amal carburettor rather than what I believe would have been a Smiths five jet and coil ignition in place of the magneto. It also has well based wheel rims fitted with low pressure tyres where you might expect to find beaded edge tyres. They probably give a slightly softer and more comfortable ride and I expect they could be quite useful if you were looking for extra grip on a slippery section of any trial you may take part in. The engine starts readily on the handle and as I said earlier pulls the car along very nicely. The three speed and reverse gearbox is easy to use, the steering is positive with no discernible wandering and the brakes are as good as you might expect to find in an Edwardian cyclecar so all in all i
1964 Humber Hawk Estate Rare estate car 4 speed column change with overdrive Rootes Workshop Manual, Parts List, history Older restoration remains very good Huge load lugger Described by Motor (1958) as "offers roominess, good performance, and a high degree of unostentatiously solid comfort". This rare example seems very tidy and sound, and the older restoration remains very good indeed. Four speed column change with overdrive is easy to master and the engine of just over 2 litres pulls well and has a reputation for reliability. Back seat down, the space is cavernous, making it ideal as an occasional load lugger, the wooden dash and door cappings give a quality feel. Only 3 owners, comes with original buff logbook, desirable registration, good history file, Rootes Workshop Manual, Parts List and spare keys. Guide Price: Sold Mobile: 07711 509600 Email: email@example.com Phone: 01635 248158 Viewing: By appointment only Copyright ©2016 Pioneer Autos Ltd
Humber Hawk 1966 Rare black beauty, 2 owners, low mileage, red leather interior, lovely condition for age, long MOT, drives well
Very sound and original motor car. Resent re-trim to seats. Runs well. Sold new to New Zealand hence "Imperial" and the artillery wheels.
A super example, totally usable and the nicest I have seen. History file and also featured in "The Automobile".