Humber (car)


The first model introduced in 1898 Humber tricycle ago. The first conventional four-wheeled wagon of the company appeared in 1901. Factories were in Beeston near Nottingham and Coventry. The factory in Beeston put forth more expensive models - known as " Beeston - Humber ", but in 1908 had to be closed due to financial problems, this production facility. Before the First World War, produced a wide range of models, from the 600 cc Humberette to various 6- liter six-cylinder models. 1913 Humber was the second largest car manufacturer in the UK.

1925 Humber turned to the production of commercial vehicles, as they bought up the company Commer. In 1928, Hillman to 1931 but had to give up its independence Humber, as the Rootes Brothers bought a majority shareholding.

During the Second World War, several armored cars were built under the name of the Humber.

In the postwar period were the main products of the 4- cylinder car " Hawk" and his 6- zylindriges counterpart, the " Super Snipe". Humber were very popular with business people and enjoyed a good reputation for its elegant interiors and good quality.

The U.S. Chrysler Group summed up 1967 the British Rootes Group, Simca of France and Barreiros (Spain) at Chrysler Europe together. First, the company built vehicles continue under the established brands.

The Hillman mark was abolished in 1975 and provided the vehicles with Chrysler emblem. Last Humber model was the Sceptre, a luxury version of the Hillman Minx. The Hillman Hunter 1977 Hunter sold as Chrysler until production ceased in 1979 when Chrysler Europe sold to Peugeot and the brand was renamed Talbot. Cars of the brand Talbot were built until 1986, after which the name was still used for six years for commercial vehicles.


Models 1900-1916

Models 1919-1940

Models 1945-1976

The largest collection of Humber cars came to see the " Marshall 's Post - Vintage Humber Car Museum " in Hull. There, 21 Humber cars from the years 1932 to 1970 are issued and another 24 unrestored cars in the fundus.

When the British Queen Mother visited in the 1950s, Western Australia, they brought a Humber for them there. After the visit they let him back on a horse paddock. In 2002, the car was rediscovered. It was restored in the sequence and is currently privately owned.

When visiting the Lanhyrock House in Bodmin Moor in the south of England, you can be chauffeured in a Humber Tourer Bj.1928.