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Post Vintage Humber Car Club

Humber cars 1931 to 1976

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A selection Old Magazine Articles and Road tests


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  1. 1934 November - Motor - Humber Pullman Sedanca
  2. 1935 May - Autocar - Humber Twelve Saloon
  3. 1935 May - Autocar - Humber Snipe Sports Saloon
  4. 1935 June - Motor - Humber Vogue Saloon
  5. 1936 November - Motor - Humber Snipe Sports Saloon
  6. 1937 September - Autocar - Progressive Humber Range
  7. 1937 November - Autocar - Humber Snipe 21hp Saloon
  8. 1938 August - Autocar - Humber Snipe 21hp Sports Saloon
  9. 1938 October - Motor - Humber Super Snipe
  10. 1938 November - Autocar - Humber Super Snipe 27hp Saloon
  11. 1945 August - Motor - The Post-war Humber Range
  12. 1947 July - Motor Trader - Humber Sixes 1946-47
  13. 1949 October - Motor - The Humber Pullman Limousine
  14. 1950 April - Motor Sport - Humber Super Snipe Mark ll
  15. 1950 August - Autocar - Improvements to four Humber models
  16. 1950 September - Autocar - Improved Humber Hawk
  17. 1950 December - Autocar - Humber Hawk Saloon
  18. 1951 February - Motor - Humber Hawk Saloon
  19. 1951 March - Autocar - Humber Super Snipe Saloon
  20. 1953 May - Autocar - Humber Super Snipe Mark IV Saloon
  21. 1953 August - Motor - Humber Super Snipe Saloon
  22. 1954 August - Motor - Humber Hawk Mark Vl Manual
  23. 1956 March - Autocar - Humber Hawk Estate Car
  24. 1956 August - Motor - Humber Super Snipe IVB Saloon Automatic
  25. 1957 June - Motor - Humber Hawk Series l Manual
  26. 1957 October - Motor - Humber Hawk Series l Estate
  27. 1958 January - Modern Motor - Hats off to the New Humber Hawk
  28. 1958 October - Motor - Humber Super Snipe Series l Manual
  29. 1958 October - Autocar - Humber Super Snipe Series l launch
  30. 1959 December - Car Life - Luxury Living in a Compact package
  31. 1959 October - Autocar - More Power, Disc Brakes for Super Snipe
  32. 1960 January - Autocar - Humber Super Snipe Series ll Estate Auto
  33. 1960 May - Modern Motor - Mostest-for-Leastest Humber Snipe
  34. 1960 June - Motor Sport - The 3-litre Humber Super Snipe
  35. 1961 January - Motor Sport - Two British Estates
  36. 1961 April - Motoring News - Humber Super Snipe
  37. 1961 June - Autocar - Humber Super Snipe Series lll Manual
  38. 1961 June - Modern Motor - Snappier Snipe
  39. 1962 September - Autocar - Refinements for 1963 Humbers
  40. 1962 November - Motor - Humber Super Snipe Series lV Auto
  41. 1963 January - Autocar - Humber Sceptre Mark l Manual
  42. 1963 June - Autocar - Humber Sceptre Mark l Manual
  43. 1963 June - Motor - Humber Sceptre Mark l Manual
  44. 1963 June - Practical Motorist - Humber Sceptre Mark l
  45. 1963 November - Autocar - Humber Hawk Series lll Manual
  46. 1964 February - Royalauto - Humber Vogue (Australian)
  47. 1964 May - Wheels - In the Sports Vogue (Australian)
  48. 1964 May - Motor - Humber Hawk Series lll Manual
  49. 1965 May - Motor Sport - Humber Imperial
  50. 1965 June - Autocar - Humber Imperial
  51. 1965 July - Motor - Humber Imperial
  52. 1965 September - Autocar - Humber Sceptre Mark ll
  53. 1966 March - Autocar - 1963 Humber Sceptre Mark l Used Test
  54. 1966 March - Autocar - Humber Sceptre Mark ll Auto
  55. 1966 April - Motor - Humber Sceptre Mark ll Manual
  56. 1966 June - Motor - Humber Sceptre Mark l Used Test
  57. 1967 March - Car Mechanics - Hawk Hints
  58. 1967 May - Autocar - Humber Saga
  59. 1967 7 September - Autocar - Humber Sceptre Mk lll launch
  60. 1967 14 September - Autocar - Humber Sceptre Mark lll Saloon
  61. 1969 July - Autocar - 1965 Humber Imperial Used Car Test
  62. 1974 December - Autocar - Humber Sceptre Mark lll Estate Manual
  63. 1975 August - Motor - Humber Sceptre Mark lll Estate Manual
  64. 1976 May - Custom Car - Rootes’ ‘61 revisited
  65. 1980 April - Street Machine - Humber Hawk - so British, yet so American
  66. 1980 October - Street Machine - Hammered Humber
  67. 1980 November - Practical Classics - The Humber Super Snipe Mk IV
  68. 1981 December - Old Motor - V8 into 4 did’nt go…
  69. 1982 August - Classic and Sportscar - Humber Range
  70. 1983 July - Practical Classics - Helping Hand for a Humber Hawk Estate
  71. 1984 February - Hot Rod & Custom - Mopar Miss (V8 Super Snipe)
  72. 1984 March - Thoroughbred & Classic Cars - Choice
  73. 1985 March - Practical Classics - Humber Super Snipe Mk lll
  74. 1985 August - Practical Classics - From ‘Spares or Repair’ to ‘Highly Commended’
  75. 1986 March - Thoroughbred & Classic Cars - Fifties Grandeur
  76. 1988 March - Car Collector - Walnut and Leather
  77. 1988 July - Custom Car Magazine - Humber Pie
  78. 1988 June/July - Model Collector - Humber Hawk
  79. 1989 November - Your Classic - Decisions Decisions
  80. 1990 April - Your Classic - Super-Dooper Snipe
  81. 1990 April - Popular Classics - Executive Ease
  82. 1990 June - Motor Clasico - Travelling in Style (Spanish)
  83. 1990 June - Motor Clasico - Antes y despues (Spanish)
  84. 1990 August - Popular Classics - Heavenly bodies
  85. 1990 September - Popular Classics - Lost giants
  86. 1990 November - Practical Classics - 1952 Humber Hawk JAM 926
  87. 1991 April - Practical Classics - A Sceptre for the Nineties
  88. 1992 June - Practical Classics - The Snipe is Super
  89. 1992 September - Popular Classics - Barge Trips
  90. 1993 January - Classic and Sportscar - Just what the Doctor ordered
  91. 1993 February - Popular Classics - Three of a kind
  92. 1994 February - Classic Car Mart - Spotlight on Humbers 1945-1976
  93. 1994 October - Popular Classics - Humber-lievable
  94. 1994 December - New Zealand Classic Car - Humber Super Snipe Series V
  95. 1995 July - Auto EXPRESS - Sceptre is a high-flyer
  96. 1995 August - Australian Classic Car Monthly - Super Snipe
  97. 1996 October - Practical Classics - Elder Statesmen
  98. 1997 August - Australian Classic Car - Drophead Gorgeous
  99. 2000 March - Automobile - Humber New Horizons
  100. 2000 March - Practical Classics - On Your Marques Post War Humbers
  101. 2001 March - Custom Car - Giant Red Wood
  102. 2002 May - Classics - Maintenance Guide - Humber Super Snipe
  103. 2004 March - Classic Car Mart - Humber Sceptre - Badge Engineering At Its Best
  104. 2010 September - Practical Classics - Lord Rootes’ hot-rod
  105. 2017 August - Irish Vintage Scene - Humber Super Snipe Series ll


Articles posted courtesy of the following magazines


Autocar - Auto EXPRESS - Australian Classic Car - Car Collector - Car Mechanics -

Classic Car Mart - Classic & Sportscar - Custom Car Magazine - Hot Rod & Custom

Irish Vintage Scene - Model Collector - Modern Motor - Moto Clasico - Motor - Motoring News

Motor Sport - New Zealand Classic Car - Old Motor - Popular Classics - Practical Classics

Royalauto - Street Machine - Thoroughbred & Classic Cars - Wheels


Contributions from: David Clark

Humber Roadtests

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