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Humber History

History

This is the history of the brand Humber since the establishment of the company and up to the most modern of vehicles produced under this brand.

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Humber

In 1868, Thomas Humber founded in Coventry factory bike, where he later began to collect cars. It was the three-wheeled vehicle, known as Vuatyuret. Later, they were four-wheel vehicles. Despite the fact that the outer form of the pre-war machines "Humber" looked conservative in terms of the mechanics were very modern. In 1936, the six-cylinder models had a front wheel independent suspension, and in 1939, most of the models of the Humber had hydraulic brakes. This year, there was a model Humber Super Snipe, which was made during the war for the British armed forces. Cars appeared on the market as a limousine, a convertible and a spacious model with a wooden station wagon. Fan car "Humber" was Field Marshal Montgomery, who moved his "old faithful" from North Africa to Germany. It was an open Humber, with a special body from "Trapp End Meyberli." A particular focus of the company, "Humber" in time of war was the release of all-wheel drive all-terrain vehicles with four-liter engine model Super Snipe.


Model Super Snipe was revived after the war, along with the model Hawk, which had a 1.9-liter engine, borrowed from the model Hillman-14 1939 release.
The post-war cars of "Humber" were of the same excellent quality as the pre-war cars. Among them was a big limousine, known as the Pullman, designed for those who have had a chauffeur. But even conventional models were luxurious. For example, since 1947, with the help of "Heath Master Voice" in the cars can be fitted shestilampovy radio. The first substantial improvements were made in 1948, when the model Hawk and Super Snipe were fitted with new bodies. In 1952, the magazine devoted to cars, discussed the upper valve and a mechanical innovation has been made in the new engine model Super Snipe, which had a working volume of 4139 cm3 at a power of 114 hp. s. In addition, for the first time the first transmission was equipped with a synchronizer that significantly facilitated the changeover. On the model of Hawk overhead valve engine was installed only in 1954. After that, the engine power increased from 59 to 71 liters. s. under the same working volume of 2267 cm3 four cylinders.


Many high-end cars for a long time been able to part with a separate chassis. This continued until the 1957 model year Humber Hawk with a simple and easy design. Body had no resemblance to its predecessors and was equipped with a panoramic front and rear windows, could accommodate six people and luggage, as well as having a lower roof line, which gave it a more sporty look. This Hawke could also be ordered with a glass partition between the front and rear seats. Regardless of the former engine capacity 2267 cm3, power has risen to 74 liters. s. at 4400 rev / min. With a weight of 1427 kg car a top speed of 145 km / h In 1958 at the London Motor Show was shown the new model Super Snipe with the same body as that of the model Hawk. It featured an abundance of chrome on the grille and other power unit.


The six-cylinder engine now had a working volume of 2651 cm3 and a power of 114 hp. s. at 5000 rev / min. Buyers have a choice of three transmissions: the three-stage with manual switching, three-stage with manual with overdrive and automatic. With a weight of 1470 kg model could not be classified as "light" and the station wagon she weighed as much as 1519 kg.


The company "Humber" constantly fine-tuned Super Snipe, and at the London Motor Show in 1959, she already had a six-cylinder engine displacement of 2965 cm3 and a power of 131 hp. s. A year later, in the car were two fashionable pair of headlights.


In February 1963 there was a cheaper car Humber - Stsepter model. Rute brothers worked not only on the "Humber", but also on the company "Hillman", "Singer" and "Sunbeam". The new model Stsepter actually was a model of Hillman Super Minx with two pairs of headlights and grille on the model Sunbeam Reypir. As the model Hillman, four-cylinder engine had a displacement 1592 cm3 but triple carburettors and a higher compression ratio will increase capacity from 62 to 87 liters. s. Transmission with manual shift now had a four-speed transmission with overdrive and electrical closing. The front wheels are equipped with disc brakes.
In 1965, "Humber" has released another high-end car. It was the Imperial with a body like a model Hawk and Super Snipe. This car was produced only the sedan, but want to install a glass partition for those who have had a chauffeur.


After the company "Chrysler" annexed "Rute corpse" for "Humber" fallen on hard times. Were lost export opportunities, and the cars were produced only with the right steering, and when the British lost interest in large machines, their production ceased. Until 1967, it was allowed to continue production models only Stsepter then "Chrysler" has decided to close the plant of "Humber", so that from now on the market appeared only used cars Humber.

Latest classic Humber cars offered in listings:

1989 Hummer H1 1989 Hummer H1 12 $US $63,500.00
1980 Hummer H1 1980 Hummer H1 4 $US $15,000.00
1980 Hummer H1 1980 Hummer H1 8 $25,000.00
1986 Hummer H1 H1 1986 Hummer H1 H1 21 $US $59,900.00
1987 Hummer H1 M998 M1038 1987 Hummer H1 M998 M1038 15 $US $2,605.00
1980 Hummer H1 HUMVEE M998 H1 1980 Hummer H1 HUMVEE M998 H1 19 $US $26,500.00
1966 Humber Imperial 1966 Humber Imperial 6 £4,000.00
1959 Humber Hawk Mk. IVa Police Car 1959 Humber Hawk Mk. IVa Police Car 9 £10,000.00
HUMBER SCEPTRE 1725 CLASSIC CAR HUMBER SCEPTRE 1725 CLASSIC CAR 12 £4,500.00
Humber Secptere 1966 Humber Secptere 1966 12 £7,995.00
extremely rare 1934 humber 12 vogue pillarless coupe barn find stored since 1965 extremely rare 1934 humber 12 vogue pillarless coupe barn find stored since 1965 12 £6,964.00
1935 Humber Twelve 1935 Humber Twelve 19 £7,995.00
1935 Humber Twelve 1935 Humber Twelve 19 £8,495.00
Humber SUPER SNIPE MARK III Humber SUPER SNIPE MARK III 14 £29,995.00
1935 Humber Twelve 1935 Humber Twelve 19 £8,995.00
1935 Humber Twelve 1935 Humber Twelve 19 £8,995.00
Humber SUPER SNIPE MARK III Humber SUPER SNIPE MARK III 14 £29,995.00
Humber HAWK Humber HAWK 8 £3,950.00
1935 Humber Twelve 1935 Humber Twelve 19 £9,995.00
1935 Humber Twelve 1935 Humber Twelve 19 £9,995.00
Humber Hawk 1956 Humber Hawk 1956 6 £5,000.00
Humber 9/20 1926 1000cc Humber 9/20 1926 1000cc 10 £7,950.00
1926 Humber 9/20hp Tourer. 1926 Humber 9/20hp Tourer. 20 £24,000.00
Humber Super Snipe 1964 4D Sedan Automatic 3L Carb Seats Humber Super Snipe 1964 4D Sedan Automatic 3L Carb Seats 3 $7,000.00
1963 Humber Super Snipe Series IV 1963 Humber Super Snipe Series IV 8 $1,275.00
Humber Super Snipe 1964 4D Sedan Automatic 3L Carb Seats Humber Super Snipe 1964 4D Sedan Automatic 3L Carb Seats 3 $7,000.00
1962 Humber Super Snipe 6 CYL Automatic Runs Great in Wendouree, VIC 1962 Humber Super Snipe 6 CYL Automatic Runs Great in Wendouree, VIC 9 $2,375.00
Rare Vintage Humber Hawk Utility 1956 ONE OF Rare Vintage Humber Hawk Utility 1956 ONE OF 1 $2,600.00
1929 Humber 16/50 Tourer 1929 Humber 16/50 Tourer 14 £18,850.00
Humber HAWK Humber HAWK 19 £6,000.00
Humber HAWK Humber HAWK 19 £6,000.00
Humber Super Snipe 1963 4D Sedan 3 SP Automatic 3L Carb Humber Super Snipe 1963 4D Sedan 3 SP Automatic 3L Carb 5 $2,500.00
Humber HAWK Humber HAWK 19 £6,000.00
Humber Super Snipe 1963 4D Sedan 3 SP Automatic 3L Carb Humber Super Snipe 1963 4D Sedan 3 SP Automatic 3L Carb 5 $2,500.00
Humber HAWK Humber HAWK 19 £5,495.00
Humber Super Snipe 1963 4D Sedan 3 SP Automatic 3L Carb Humber Super Snipe 1963 4D Sedan 3 SP Automatic 3L Carb 5 $2,500.00
Humber Super Snipe 1963 4D Sedan 3 SP Automatic 3L Carb Humber Super Snipe 1963 4D Sedan 3 SP Automatic 3L Carb 5 $2,500.00
1929 Humber 16/50 Tourer 1929 Humber 16/50 Tourer 14 £16,850.00
Humber Hawk 1949 Humber Hawk 1949 4 $1,000.00
1963 Humber Super Snipe Auto in Werribee, VIC 1963 Humber Super Snipe Auto in Werribee, VIC 11 $750.00
Rare Classic Humber Super Snipe British CAR Suit Unique Hard TO Find Best Offer in Melbourne, VIC Rare Classic Humber Super Snipe British CAR Suit Unique Hard TO Find Best Offer in Melbourne, VIC 12 $990.00
Humber Hawk Humber Hawk 10 $1,025.00
1963 Humber Super Snipe Auto in Werribee, VIC 1963 Humber Super Snipe Auto in Werribee, VIC 11 $800.00
Humber Super Snipe in Hallam, VIC Humber Super Snipe in Hallam, VIC 6 $500.00
Humber Super Snipe in Hallam, VIC Humber Super Snipe in Hallam, VIC 8 $1,400.00
Humber Super Snipe 1964 Humber Super Snipe 1964 7 $2,500.00
1929 Humber 16/50 Tourer 0 £18,850.00
Humber Super Snipe in Hallam, VIC 0 $572.12
Humber Super Snipe in Hallam, VIC 0 $1,400.00
Still Runs, Drives, and Looks Great! Still Runs, Drives, and Looks Great! 12 $12,800.00
CORVETTE COLLECTORS EDITION 1982 rare CORVETTE COLLECTORS EDITION 1982 rare 8 $8,000.00
1920 Humber 15.9hp 3.0 litre saloon 1920 Humber 15.9hp 3.0 litre saloon 20 £45,000.00
Humber Super Snipe in Hallam, VIC Humber Super Snipe in Hallam, VIC 8 $1,500.00
STUNNING 1-FAMILY OWNED MATCHING NUMBERS 4-SPEED1971 CORVETTE STINGRAY FRAME OFF STUNNING 1-FAMILY OWNED MATCHING NUMBERS 4-SPEED1971 CORVETTE STINGRAY FRAME OFF 4 $32,795.00
1969 Pontiac GTO numbers match Hardtop Coupe 1969 Pontiac GTO numbers match Hardtop Coupe 12 $25,950.00
Numbers Matching 360hp 4-speed Chevelle El Camino CLEAN Numbers Matching 360hp 4-speed Chevelle El Camino CLEAN 12 $17,300.00
1974 CHEVY CORVETTE CONVERTIBLE 4 SPEED 350 SMALL BLOCK NUMBERS MATCHING BLOCK 1974 CHEVY CORVETTE CONVERTIBLE 4 SPEED 350 SMALL BLOCK NUMBERS MATCHING BLOCK 21 $8,601.00
1974 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Numbers Matching Big Block 4 Speed Rare Car 1974 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Numbers Matching Big Block 4 Speed Rare Car 4 $15,000.00
INCLUDES DELUXE MARTI REPORT CONFIRMS GREAT ORIGINALITY INCLUDES DELUXE MARTI REPORT CONFIRMS GREAT ORIGINALITY 12 $13,500.00
original numbers matching original numbers matching 10 $2,225.00
RUST FREE, BODY STRAIGHT, DRIVES GREAT RUST FREE, BODY STRAIGHT, DRIVES GREAT 12 $19,100.00
1948 Ford F1 Truck All Original Numbers Matching Truck Flathead V6  Asheville,NC 1948 Ford F1 Truck All Original Numbers Matching Truck Flathead V6 Asheville,NC 4 $2,995.00
Humber Super Snipe Humber Super Snipe 7 $560.00
DOCUMENTED CONCOURS QUALITY 1971 OLDSMOBILE 442 W-3O 1 OF 563 PRODUCED SHOW CAR DOCUMENTED CONCOURS QUALITY 1971 OLDSMOBILE 442 W-3O 1 OF 563 PRODUCED SHOW CAR 12 $25,000.00
RARE 1952 DODGE B-SERIES PICKUP NUMBERS MATCHING MOPAR "JOB RATED" RARE 1952 DODGE B-SERIES PICKUP NUMBERS MATCHING MOPAR "JOB RATED" 1 $17,900.00
1966 Chevy Impala machine numbers original miles 1966 Chevy Impala machine numbers original miles 9 $15,500.00
RAM AIR 4SPEED TRANS AM FIREBIRD PONTIAC RAM AIR 4SPEED TRANS AM FIREBIRD PONTIAC 12 $68,101.00
1973 Dodge Challenger Matching Numbers 340, Factory Air, Red with black interior 1973 Dodge Challenger Matching Numbers 340, Factory Air, Red with black interior 12 $18,100.00
1969 camaro number matching barn find HUGGER ORANGE 1969 camaro number matching barn find HUGGER ORANGE 12 $4,051.00
1969 PLYMOUTH GTX clone Numbers Matching Original Beauty Turn Key mopar 1of 2377 1969 PLYMOUTH GTX clone Numbers Matching Original Beauty Turn Key mopar 1of 2377 12 $35,000.00
1969 Pontiac GTO.  4 Speed  Factory A/C   PHS Docs Numbers Match 1969 Pontiac GTO. 4 Speed Factory A/C PHS Docs Numbers Match 5 $26,950.00
1971 Chevy Chevelle, Numbers Matching 1971 Chevy Chevelle, Numbers Matching 12 $15,900.00
HUMBER IMPERIAL BLUE HUMBER IMPERIAL BLUE 7 £5,000.00
1971 Chevelle SS Convertible LS5 454 Numbers Matching 4 Speed Manual Factory Air 1971 Chevelle SS Convertible LS5 454 Numbers Matching 4 Speed Manual Factory Air 21 $67,000.00
Matching numbers 270 HP in Excellent condition Matching numbers 270 HP in Excellent condition 12 $54,445.00
73 Challenger 340 Numbers Matching rotisserie restored 73 Challenger 340 Numbers Matching rotisserie restored 1 $14,100.00
1967 Chevrolet Corvette 4 Speed Manual  Numbers Matching 427/390hp 1967 Chevrolet Corvette 4 Speed Manual Numbers Matching 427/390hp 1 $79,900.00
1971 MUstang Convertible, numbers matching vehicle. 1 owner since 1972. 1971 MUstang Convertible, numbers matching vehicle. 1 owner since 1972. 12 $2,550.00
1963 Chevrolet Corvette Numbers Matching 327/300 Riverside Red 1963 Chevrolet Corvette Numbers Matching 327/300 Riverside Red 1 $79,900.00
1974 Corvette Coupe, 1 Owner, Numbers Matching, Very Original Survivor 1974 Corvette Coupe, 1 Owner, Numbers Matching, Very Original Survivor 4 $13,995.00
loaded with rare options loaded with rare options 1 $23,211.00
1968 Corvette Convertible All Original Survivor Barn Find Numbers Matching 427 1968 Corvette Convertible All Original Survivor Barn Find Numbers Matching 427 21 $39,995.00
1969 Dodge Coronet R/T matching numbers 440 Broadcast Sheet Window Sticker 1969 Dodge Coronet R/T matching numbers 440 Broadcast Sheet Window Sticker 12 $35,100.00
NUMBERS MATCHING, 400 CID, 4 SPEED, 12 BOLT POSITRACTION, SLEEK, MEAN AND CLEAN! NUMBERS MATCHING, 400 CID, 4 SPEED, 12 BOLT POSITRACTION, SLEEK, MEAN AND CLEAN! 4 $44,995.00
1970 Corvette Coupe 1 owner white 350 300 horse numbers matching nice auto a/c 1970 Corvette Coupe 1 owner white 350 300 horse numbers matching nice auto a/c 21 $17,900.00
1978 Dodge Ramcharger  JEAN MACHINE one owner matching numbers ,low miles 1978 Dodge Ramcharger JEAN MACHINE one owner matching numbers ,low miles 12 $7,500.00
1970 Chevrolet Camaro RS SS - Fully Restored, Matching Numbers w/PB, PS & A/C! 1970 Chevrolet Camaro RS SS - Fully Restored, Matching Numbers w/PB, PS & A/C! 1 $39,900.00
Factory Air Conditioning  Original Black with Parchment Factory Air Conditioning Original Black with Parchment 12 $30,000.00
Beautiful Original All American Camaro! Collectors Car Beautiful Original All American Camaro! Collectors Car 21 $4,716.66
1970 Dodge Charger R/T Restored 440 Numbers Matching 1970 Dodge Charger R/T Restored 440 Numbers Matching 1 $26,100.00
1970 Dodge Challenger R/T, 383/335 H/P Magnum, Numbers Matching, Auto, Rare Find 1970 Dodge Challenger R/T, 383/335 H/P Magnum, Numbers Matching, Auto, Rare Find 12 $35,900.00
NUMBERS MATCHING OLDSMOBILE 442 W30 INVESTMENT QUALITY ULTRA RARE W MACHINE!!!!! NUMBERS MATCHING OLDSMOBILE 442 W30 INVESTMENT QUALITY ULTRA RARE W MACHINE!!!!! 21 $36,500.00
1973 BMW 2002 Tii “Roundie” - NO RESERVE - A Matching-Numbers Example! 1973 BMW 2002 Tii “Roundie” - NO RESERVE - A Matching-Numbers Example! 12 $7,100.00
SLICK PAINT & INTERIOR, 400 V8, AUTO, NUMBERS MATCHING DRIVETRAIN, LOADED!! SLICK PAINT & INTERIOR, 400 V8, AUTO, NUMBERS MATCHING DRIVETRAIN, LOADED!! 4 $27,995.00
1968 CAPRICE 396 325H.P NUMBERS MATCHING WITH BUILD SHEET, CALIFORNIA BUILT CAR! 1968 CAPRICE 396 325H.P NUMBERS MATCHING WITH BUILD SHEET, CALIFORNIA BUILT CAR! 12 $17,900.00
1968 Oldsmobile 442 Convertible- Numbers Matching 1968 Oldsmobile 442 Convertible- Numbers Matching 9 $14,100.00
1961 Jaguar XK150 coupe. Matching numbers. 3.8 litre. Nice driver. Automatic 1961 Jaguar XK150 coupe. Matching numbers. 3.8 litre. Nice driver. Automatic 12 $46,300.00
1968 camaro ss matching number 1968 camaro ss matching number 12 $17,700.03
1978 PONTIAC TRANS AM NUMBERS MATCHING 'Z' CODE ENGINE AND TRANSMISSION 1978 PONTIAC TRANS AM NUMBERS MATCHING 'Z' CODE ENGINE AND TRANSMISSION 21 $5,995.00
1968 Dodge Coronet R/T Black with GOLD interior Numbers Matching 440 Engine!! 1968 Dodge Coronet R/T Black with GOLD interior Numbers Matching 440 Engine!! 12 $7,100.00