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Humber Cars: The Post-war Years
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Humber Cars: The Post-war Years (Paperback)

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Humber is a manufacturer of cars that was existed from the dawn of motoring, when in 1899 Thomas Humber produced his Humber Phaeton model. The company went on to manufacture various motor vehicles of quality but financial difficulties during the 1920s saw it being bought out in 1928 by the Rootes brothers, William and Reginald, who were building up their motor manufacturing business. Humber became part of the Rootes Group, which would also include Hillman, Sunbeam, Singer, Commer and Karrier. The Rootes brothers were keen to promote the marque as a prestige brand to place it alongside Rover and Jaguar. This book takes the story of Humber cars from after the Second World War, looking at the models, as well as their association with royalty, government and other official duties as well as being luxury, family cars.

Models covered are the Hawk, Super Snipe and Sceptre, which takes the story up until the marque's demise in 1976 with the takeover by the Chrysler Corporation of America following the decline in fortune of Rootes during the 1960s.

TransportRoad & motor vehicles: general interestMotor cars: general interest Publisher: Amberley Publishing Publication Date: 15/11/2020 ISBN-13: 9781445697581  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Stephen Lewis is Historian of the Post Vintage Humber Car Club, a post held for some 30 years. He owns a 1952 Mk3 Super Snipe, a 1966 Imperial and a 1966 Super Snipe estate. He spent 40 years working as an engineering manager in the rail industry and is married with two daughters. He lives in Worthing, West Sussex.

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