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1945-1949 HUMBER Hawk Mk I/II specifications


Humber returned after World War 2 with the Hawk and the Snipe... both cars that owed an enormous debt of badge-engineering gratitude to the pre-war Hillman 14. While the Snipe had a six-cylinder engine, the Hawk also borrowed the four-cylinder 1944cc engine from its Hillman counterpart and slotted in below the Snipe as the Rootes Group’s big luxury saloon for the more economy-minded. Advancements on what had gone before were hydraulic brakes, independent front suspension, larger boots and a sliding sunroof.

Production

  • Price at launch:
    £684
  • Price (excellent)
    £6,000
  • Price (good):
    £4,500
  • Price (average):
    £2,100
  • Price (project):
    £500

Performance

  • 0-60mph:
    42.1secs
  • Top speed:
    64.0mph
  • Power:
    78.0bhp
  • Torque:
    120.0lb/ft
  • MPG:
    20.0mpg

Engine

  • Configuration:
    in-line four
  • Aspiration:
    Normal
  • Fuel:
    Petrol
  • Fuel delivery:
    carburettor

Chassis

  • Suspension Front:
    Independent, transverse leaf spring
  • Suspension Rear:
    Live axle, semi-elliptic leaf springs
  • Steering:
    N/A
  • Bodyframe:
    chassis and seperate body
  • Transmission:
    Four-speed manual

Dimensions

  • Length:
    4445mm
  • Wheelbase:
    2896mm
  • Width:
    1778mm
  • Weight:
    1537kgs

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