Humber Secptere 1966
Sale price: £7,995.00 make an offer
Car location: Nottingham, United KingdomSale type: Fixed price listing
Technical specifications, photos and description:
This lovely Humber Sceptere 1725cc is displaying 29. 51 miles and has just arrived at Craner Classics and surely wont be here for long
Has brand new tyresServo brakes for excellent braking Over driver as standardAdjustable steering column to give you plenty of spaceMassive binder of recipesComes with a very interesting number plateDrivers front seat has had 2 pieces professionally stitched in with a slight difference in colour
This lovely Humber Sceptere is a real eyecatcher and comes in a lovely 2 tone colour its a very solid car underneath as well as on the body.
The blue interior seats are all unworn with no signs of wear.
This Humber has very fair chrome the curve windscreen has no chips. its in absolutely superb condition.
This Classic car drives absolutely superb i have driven around the country roads of Nottinghamshire and what a pleasure it is to drive.
The Humber was a very expensive car back in the 1960's compered to the hilman super minx.
A very good friend of mine wrote a book of all the very first early motor cars in Nottinghamshire. including the history of Thomas Humber. It was very time consuming finding all of the information from the Nottingham archives. Its a very interesting book if your looking to find it the name is "Made In Nottinghamshire".
Richard English was born in Beeston nursing home which he recently found out had once been the home of Thomas Humber. At the age of four Richard moved to the house in which he still lives today. and whilst researching this book has discovered that in December 1903 it was the first house in Beeston and Chilwell to register a motor vehicle (AL29) which was 1 3/4 hp Humber motor cycle.
I have traveled down Humber road several times in my life and glanced over to the factory where the Humber was onced built and wounded what it was like all them years ago.
ORIGNS OF THE HUMBER MOTOR CARS: In order to trace the development of the Humber motor car it is necessary to go back to the 1887 when Thomas Humber formed a partnership with the prominent 19th century financier. Harry j. Lawson. In subsequent year Lawson appears to have largely taken over day-to-day running of the Humber company. and it was under his auspices that the first moves towards motor car production were made. Lawson had himself begun his working life as a cycle maker. but quickly recognised the potential of motor vehiclesHe had set up the British Motor Syndicate with the aim of buying up as many existing and future patents as possible relating to motor manufacturing - both in this country and. to a lesser extent. nbsp;abroad. Patented innovations concerning the new 'science' of motor engineering were numerous at this time. and it was the British Motor Syndicates desire to gain a monopoly in what Lawson saw as the next big growth industry. A Description From The PastNew Humber Sceptre: The exciting sports performance is now further improved by a new powerful I725cc engine - with overdrive as standard or fully-automatic transmission as an extra. Superbly equipped and elegantly styled. the new Humber Sceptre has a roomy interior with luxurious seating. wide and deep all-around vision. front disc brakes. masterly road-holding and ride many new features. These include smart new frontal styling and interior trim. new driving refinements and travel amenities. This is a prestige car of quality. finely-engineered. reliable and economical - magnificent value.
ADVANCED FEATURES OF THE NEW HUMBER SCEPTREPowerful new I725cc o. h. v engine of high precision and modern square design. with five-bearing crankshaft for smooth quiet running. Incorporates the most advanced features. Gives smoother power with fuel economy improved and more flexible sports performance. Elegant sports styling with new frontal design. Luxurious interior. beautifully appointed. Smart new trim. new amenities. Spacious seating. contoured for comfort. Independently adjustable front seats. fully reclining. Front disc brakes. servo-assisted braking. self adjusting rear brakes (new). Four-speed all-synchromesh gearbox for smooth changes. Diaphragm clutch - minimum pedal effort. Full range of instruments with clear. new vertical markings. stylish console panel. Adjustable steering wheel - 2 1/2 in. Telescopic adjustment. Rall-type controls. Efficient suspension system - firm road-handling. smooth ride. Dual headlights. now more powerful. Amber flashers. Wide-opening doors and childproof locks. Built-in heating and ventilation. standard. Wrap-over front screen. wrapped-round rear screen. for maximum visibility. Front no-draught ventilators with new automatic locks. Padded grab rail. facia and sun visors for safety. Hand grips above rear doors. with sliding coat-hooks (new). Capacious luggage Compartment - now with automatic light. High-efficiency steering unit for precision control. Alternator instead of dynamo. for higher charging rate (new). Strong unitary construction for all-round safety. Minimum maintenance - no greasing points. New choice of colours and trim. Overdrive on top and third gears - standard. Fully-automatic transmission as an extra. Humber fine engineering and reliability.
NEW HUMBER SCEPTRE SPECIFICATIONENGINE: Four cylinder. five-bearing crankshaft unit with aluminium cylinder head and push rod operated overhead valves incorporating large diameter valves. Solex compound carburettor with twin choke characteristics. Light alloy induction manifold. Bore and stroke: 3. 21 x 3. 25in. (81. 5mm. x 82. 55mm). Cubic capacity: 105. 2cu in. (1. 25c. c). Engine develops maximum b. h. p. 91 at 5. 00 r. p. m. Maximum torque:105. 9lb. ft. at 3. 00 r. p. m. Compression ratio: 9. 2 : 1. IGNITION: coil and distributor. automatic advance and retard. and vacuum control. Champion N9Y sparking plugs. COOLING SYSTEM: Centrifugal pump and four-bladed fan. Special selective cooling by jets on hottest parts. Thermostatic for a quick warm-up. CLUTCH:7 1/2 in. Borg and beck diaphragm strap drive clutch. Hydraulic operation from pendant pedal. GEARBOX; Proved four-speed gearbox control ring synchromesh on all forward gears. and centre-floor gear change lever. Laycock-de Normanville overdrive standard equipment on top and third. REAR AXLE: Semi-floating design with hypoid final. ratio 4. 22 : 1. Overall ratios: Overdrive top 2. 289. Top 4. 22. Overdrive third 4. 717. Third 5. 877. Second 9. 038. First 14. 158. Reverse 15. 07. UNITARY CONSTRUCTION of chassis and body gives exceptional strength rigidity. with low floor and deep rear foot wells. Underframe treated for sound deading. FRONT SUSPENSION: Fully-independent employing coil springs and swinging links. Suspension control by telescopic shock absorbers housed neatly down the centre of each coil spring. A torsion bar sway eliminator is fitted between lower links to assist ride control. There are no greasing points. REAR SUSPENSION: Semi-elliptic leaf springs with doubleacting telescopic shock absorbers maintain adeuate control under all conditions. WHEELS: Pressed steel wheels with ventilation slots and wide base rims. Four-wheels are embellished with chrome nave plates and wheel trim disc as standard. Spare wheel is housed in a cradle below luggage compartment. TYRES: Dunlop tubeless low profile nylon cord. 6. 00 x 13 in. BRAKES: Lockheed 10. 3 in. diameter disc brakes at front. and 9 in. diameter drum brakes at rear. Vacuum servo assisted requiring light pedal pressure. Handbrake at driver's side operates independently through cable system on rear wheels. STEERING: Burman re-circulating ball type. Three-piece symmetrical track-rod linkage. with nylon inserts and sealed ball joints to eliminate lubrication points. Two spoke. 16 in. diameter adjustable telescopic steering wheel with chromium horn ring. PETROL TANK: 10 1/2 gallon capacity. positioned in left-hand rear wing. Lockable filler on top of wing. INSTUMENTS: Speed meter including mileage and trip recorder. nbsp;revolution counter. water temperature gauge. ammeter. fuel and oil pressure gauges. Warning lights for headlamp main beam. ignition. flashing indicators. STANDARD EQUIPMENT: Heater and ventilation system. screen washer. clock. cigarette lighter. padded interior sun visors. arm-rests on passenger doors. overriders. headlamp flasher. childproof door locks. boat floor carpet. reversing lamps. amber flashing indicators. overdrive unit. and fully reclining front seats. 35 amp alternator. MAIN DIMENSIONS: Overall length 13ft. 11in. overall width 5ft. 3 3/4 in. overall height 4ft. 9 in. WEIGHTS: (approx) Unladen (with petrol and water) 1 ton 1 cwt. 2 qr. 7IB. Dry (without petrol and water) 1 ton 0 cwt. 2 qr. 24IB
COLOUR SCHEMES:Quartz Blue Metallic with Blue upholsteryRoyal Blue Metallic with Grey upholsteryGlade Green Metallic with Fawn upholsterySherwood Green Metallic with Black upholsteryAutumn Gold Metallic with Black upholsterySilver Grey Metallic with Black upholsterySilver Grey Metallic with Red upholsteryPippin Red with Blue upholstery
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Comments and questions to the seller:from John Ames, dated 25 september 2016
I am interested and live just outside Grantham. Can I come see ? Cash private buyer (enthusiast). Tel 07792731439
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