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1963-1967 HUMBER Sceptre S1-II specifications

1963-1967 HUMBER Sceptre S1-II specifications Classic and Performance Car

Rootes introduced a new range of mid-sized cars in the early 1960s. At the top of this badge engineering tree, which also comprised the Hillman Super Minx and Singer Vogue, was the Humber Sceptre. More sporty than usual for a Humber – originally, the Sceptre was to be the new Sunbeam Rapier – the shell was considerably altered from the other offshoots with a wraparound screen, quad-headlamps and a lowered roofline. The Series II of 1965 saw Rootes’ well-liked 1725cc engine adopted, albeit with a cheaper Hillman-influenced nose.

Production

  • Production:
    28,996
  • Price at launch:
    £977
  • Price (excellent)
    £3,250
  • Price (good):
    £2,500
  • Price (average):
    £1,200
  • Price (project):
    £450

Performance

  • 0-60mph:
    17.1secs
  • Top speed:
    90.0mph
  • Power:
    80.0bhp
  • Torque:
    91.0lb/ft
  • MPG:
    23.0mpg

Engine

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

Chassis

  • Suspension Front:
    Independent, coil spring
  • Suspension Rear:
    Live axle, semi-elliptic leaf spring
  • Steering:
    N/A
  • Bodyframe:
    metal monocoque
  • Transmission:
    Four-speed manual

Dimensions

  • Length:
    4204mm
  • Wheelbase:
    2565mm
  • Width:
    1607mm
  • Height:
    1448mm
  • Weight:
    1124kgs
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