26th Jul, 2023 13:00

Pavilion Gardens | Buxton, Derbyshire

  Lot 48

1969 Humber Sceptre

Sold for £6,417

(including buyers premium)

Lot details

Registration No: XYK 186G
Chassis No: B1120055660DHS0
MOT: March 2024

  • Displaying a credible mileage of c.65,400 miles (atoc)
  • Only four former keepers showing on the logbook with current ownership since 2019
  • The beneficiary of much improvement in current ownership
  • Accompanied by a history file

Arriving in 1963, the Sceptre was to be Humber’s last hurrah. Traditionally well-appointed, the Sceptre was initially based on the Super Minx from Hillman and intended to be a replacement for the Sunbeam Rapier, explaining the more modern and sportier design. The Mk III of 1966 formed part of the Rootes ‘Arrow’ range of motor cars and was one of the finest of the four models offered, with brightwork on the rear panel and wheel arches, a wood veneer dashboard and a vinyl roof. Just under 44,000 Mk IIIs were produced before Chrysler purchased the Rootes Group and rebadged certain Hillman models in 1976.

The Mk III Sceptre offered was manufactured new in 1969 and was first registered in the United Kingdom on the 8th of May that year. Fitted with the 1725cc straight-four engine mated to the four-speed manual gearbox with overdrive on 3rd and 4th, the Humber is finished in the attractive colour scheme of Sherwood Green paintwork with Tan vinyl interior upholstery and wood trim. The Sceptre is understood to have been subject to a restoration in the early 2000s and has been used and enjoyed by the subsequent owners, with the previous keeper using the Humber as a tow car for a vintage caravan. Entering into current ownership in 2019, ‘XYK 186G’ displays a recorded and credible mileage of approximately 65,400 miles, and has only four former keepers shown on the logbook.

Since entering current ownership ‘Humphrey’ (as now christened) has received improvement that has included a cylinder head gasket this year, new rear shock absorbers, renewed starting equipment, a carburettor refresh with new seals, a new battery, and servicing. Recently completing a 600-mile classic car tour around Anglesey, ‘Humphrey’ started readily, and ran and drove well the short distance to the photography session. Supplied with an MOT certificate until March 2024 with no advisories, the Humber is also offered with two sets of keys. Accompanied by a history file that includes a few previous MOTs, a large collection of previous invoices documenting regular maintenance back to 2008, an original sales brochure, and a current V5C document.

For more information, please contact:
Paul Cheetham
07538 667452


All successful bids must be paid in full by midday the day after the auction at the latest.

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Auction: Pavilion Gardens | Buxton, Derbyshire, 26th Jul, 2023

An auction of classic, collector and performance motorcars to be held in the beautiful surrounds of the Pavilion Gardens, Buxton, Derbyshire.  



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Tuesday 25th July 2023 from 12pm to 6pm
Wednesday 26th July 2023 from 9am

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