Photos of Interesting vehicles: Black 1936 Humber Twelve / 12 - SSY 942
This beautiful pre war car was spotted in Hastings
I found this 1936 classic British car at an event in Hastings, East Sussex called Vantastic 2019. The event was mostly for VW campers, so this looked a little out of place, but it was a nice surprise to find something so very different there.
It's not every day you get to photograph a beautiful classic car like this Humber Twelve.
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Details of this car
I found out that this car had been up for sale and these were the details of it:
This car has been fully restored with an engine rebuild, re-wiring and new upholstery.
A 1936 Humber 12, the first all-new model conceived under Roote's.
The car is in Black with mid-grey contrasting panels, tan leather interior, sun-roof and has done 83,567 miles.
There have been three previous owners.
About Humber Limited
Humber Limited was a British manufacturer of bicycles, motorcycles and motor vehicles incorporated and listed on the stock exchange in 1887. It took the name Humber & Co Limited because of the high reputation of the products of one of the constituent businesses that had belonged to Thomas Humber. A financial reconstruction in 1899 transferred its business to Humber Limited.
From an interest in motor vehicles beginning in 1896, the motor division became much more important than the cycle division and the cycle trade marks were sold to Raleigh in 1932. The motorcycles were withdrawn from sale during the depression of the 1930s.
Humber is now a dormant marque for automobiles as well as cycles. Following their involvement in Humber through Hillman in 1928 the Rootes brothers acquired 60 per cent of Humber's ordinary capital, sufficient for a controlling interest. The two Rootes brothers joined the Humber board in 1932 and began to make Humber the holding company for vehicle manufacturing members of what became their Rootes Group.
By 1960 annual production was around 200,000 vehicles. Previous insistence on Rootes family control, however, may have led to under-capitalisation of the business. Building a brand new car, the Hillman Imp, proved beyond Humber and Rootes Group resources and their businesses were bought by the Chrysler Corporation in 1967.