Humber is the historical British motor-car brand.
First carrying the brand of Humber the car produced in 1898 was three-wheeled. The first four-wheel car appeared in 1901.
The production capacities of company were situated initially in Beeston, Nottinghamshire, on closeness from Nottingham and Coventry (Coventry). The plant in Beeston to closing in 1908 produced expensive models firms that named so - Beeston - Humbers, and a plant in Coventry was specialized on more budgetary cars.
In general unit, model row of Humber and in those years was very wide, and to First World War plugged in it self models from miniature Humberette with a 600-deep blue engine to the models with a capacity of one the L. 6-cylinder motors. On the state on 1913 Beeston was the second largest automakers in Great Britain.
Humber was promoted company by Thomas Humber in 1868 for the production of bicycles. From 1898 of beginning there is producing of cars. In 1931 was bought back by a group Rootes, belonging to the brothers Roots.
In the hierarchy of belonging Rootes Group brands of Humber occupied pride of place, producing the expensive and prestige models of cars comparatively, such as Humber Super Snipe.
Firm that did not stop the car production in the flow of soldiery events to August of 1945 prepares new and renewed models. Opens a model row - Hawk, this was the car that was built on a base Hillman 14HP, that made debut in 1938, from him was and 1.9 L and 4 x cylinder motor.
The model of Snipe has a base tighter, what Hawk, but basket anymore on 5 cm, as a motor on this model set taken off from a production in the 1938 m year of 2.7 L. 65 strong aggregate, from the model of 18 hp. Super Snipe has nothing in common with a military variant, except a 4.1 L. motor, the model of Pullman remained the same, as well as before war.
Humber Hawk 14HP
In 1946, Roots signs acceding to the firm H. J. Mulliner & Co., that will supply with the baskets of type of Sedan De Ville for the undercarriage of Pullman, while other baskets were supplied an own firm Thrupp & Maberly, from base Â«PullmanÂ» this version differed in not only a basket but also grate of radiator.
In a year the model of Hawk gets the index of MkII, it was related to that in September 1947 the lever of 4Ñ… of step gear-box was carried from sex to the steering column. The model of Snipe gets a version all-round craftsman â€“ Estate. In autumn of 1948 the model of Hawk gets a new basket from the car Hillman Minx, with that only difference, that a hood at Humber is longer than donor.
In respect of interior, actually, spaces, it is necessary to say that it was megascopic.
To the exterior considerable attention was also spared. It is necessary to confess that on the whole, quality of the Â«outer worldÂ» on height of, as never. And it, I confess honestly, healthily to realize that is so, and by a not word less than!