16,878 miles from new,1933 Humber 16/60hp Saloon  Chassis no. 16-2826 Engine no. 2850

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16,878 miles from new,1933 Humber 16/60hp Saloon
Registration no. XJ 7813 Chassis no. 16-2826 Engine no. 2850

Sold for £ 13,800 (US$ 17,267) inc. premium
16,878 miles from new
1933 Humber 16/60hp Saloon
Registration no. XJ 7813
Chassis no. 16-2826
Engine no. 2850

Footnotes

  • Founded as a bicycle maker in 1868, Humber later became associated with Harry Lawson's British Motor Syndicate. Freeing itself from the unscrupulous Lawson, the reconstituted company commenced motor car production in 1900 with the unconventional (front-wheel drive, rear-wheel steered) M D Voiturette. A more conventional range of De Dion-powered light cars soon followed, which was notable for its use of shaft drive in an era when chain was the norm for such vehicles. Four-cylinder 12hp and 20hp models designed by Louis Coatalen had been added by 1903 but that year's most significant introduction was the lightweight Humberette, the first Humber motor car to be produced in significant numbers.
    By the time of founder Thomas Humber's death in 1910 his company had established a reputation for quality that would endure well into the 1930s. In 1932 Humber was taken over by the Rootes Group, which also acquired Humber-owned Hillman. From then onwards Humber products were aimed at the upper reaches of the market while Hillman catered for the masses. Derived from the preceding 16/50 and introduced in 1933, the 16/60 was powered by a new seven-main-bearing sidevalve engine displacing 2,276cc, while the closely related Snipe came with one of 3,498cc. This rubber-mounted power unit went into an X-braced chassis equipped with Bendix brakes. The 16/60 and Snipe were extensively restyled for 1934, making the '33 models among the rarest of 1930s Humbers.
    Presented in exceptionally original condition, this 16/60 has had only two owners from new, the second of whom used it only occasionally following its acquisition in 1969, hence the low recorded mileage of 16,878. The engine bay retains the jack, oil can and wheel brace in original brackets, while the sunroof, windows, rear picnic trays and folding footrests are all in working order. A trunk for mounting on the rear luggage rack is included in the sale. Original documents include the Humber guarantee, a 16/60 instruction book and operating instructions for the electric lighting and starting equipment, Lucas coil ignition and Luvax shock absorbers. There is also a book of advice on tyres for Humbers and a copy of the 1932 Highway Code. Described as in generally very good/excellent original condition, this rare Humber saloon is offered with duplicate old-style logbook, current MoT certificate and Swansea V5.
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16,878 miles from new,1933 Humber 16/60hp Saloon  Chassis no. 16-2826 Engine no. 2850
16,878 miles from new,1933 Humber 16/60hp Saloon  Chassis no. 16-2826 Engine no. 2850
16,878 miles from new,1933 Humber 16/60hp Saloon  Chassis no. 16-2826 Engine no. 2850
16,878 miles from new,1933 Humber 16/60hp Saloon  Chassis no. 16-2826 Engine no. 2850
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