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1920 Humber 15.9hp Saloon

Lot 36 (Imperial War Museum Duxford, 14th October 2015)

Estimate
£29,000 - £32,000
 

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Lot details
Registration No: CE 7392
Chassis No: M4658
Mot Expiry: Exempt

A long-forgotten marque, Humber was once a name to conjure with, as demonstrated by the stunning vintage Saloon now offered. One of few such models remaining, and extraordinarily original, it's apparently travelled just 25,000 miles from new. It retains its original 2815cc engine, four-speed gearbox and leather cone clutch. The front axle is brakeless, as per the period, and the Humber rides on artillery wheels shod with beaded edge tyres. It is finished in finished in 'show quality' Black over Blue, while the ornate Grey interior is trimmed in Bedford cord. The Humber is full of charming touches - entry is via the rear compartment, the front seats swivelling to allow forward access, and the interior boasts hat racks, ornate period door pulls and masses of brocade trimming. Both male and female requisite sets are present and complete. Being sold with a large quantity of spares, 'CE 7392' makes a fine alternative to a 20hp Rolls-Royce.

 

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