1954 Humber Hawk Mk VI
I bought this car in 1964 to use for the runs up the M1 Motorway each
week and it performed superbly, with its overdrive gearbox and plenty
power it made the journeys a joy. With its big leather seats and
armrests I would just lay back and virtually the only movement on
run was to switch in and out of O/D and Top gear using one
There are some cars which have style and this for me was one of them -
its height and weight gave great presence and it made you feel superior
as you cruised along in the quiet and comfort. I had no
with it at all, but I was offered a company car (an Anglia!) and took
just because it was modern and not 10 years old but it had none of the
properties of the Humber which I sold to my father in 1965 and from
then until August 2000 he was
never without a Humber - moving through all the different models
including the last of
the true Humbers.
- 4 cyl. 2267cc. OHV. Iron. 75bhp.
- Independent coil spring front suspension.
- Semi-elliptic leaf spring rear.
- Very strong, very heavy, 85mph.