Overview

Founded in the late 1890's by Thomas Humber the Humber motor company initially produced light-cycle cars after manufacturing bicycles for many years. By 1908 Humber was producing models from two factories and was establishing itself as a luxury-car manufacturer to rival other companies such as Rover, Wolseley and Armstrong Siddeley.

By the 1930's Humber had become the flagship and backbone marque of the Rootes Group. The 1940's brought the famous Super Snipe model which would become a favourite official car amongst British Generals and politicians. Humber enjoyed a successful period during the 50's and 60's and sadly fell victim to Rootes rationalisation in the early 1970's.

Source: Motorbase

One of the earliest of English cycle makers was Thomas Humber who by 1878 was established at Beeston, Nottinghamshire, his bicycles and tricycles soon acquiring a reputation for their sound quality. Additional works were later opened in Coventry and it was here in 1896 that it was planned to produce motor vehicles: these being the three-wheeled Léon Bollée voiturette made under license. A factory fire delayed production but examples of the 'Coventry Motette' were on the road by the end of the year. A number of other light vehicles were built up to 1901, but few if any made it beyond the prototype stage.

From then on various conventional cars were available but it was the introduction of the single-cylinder Humberette in 1903 that secured the standing of Humber as a manufacturer of motorcars.

Source: Society of Automotive Historians in Britain

Models produced by Humber
PictureModelProduced
10
10 1907-1907
10
10 1914-1916
10/12
10/12 1905-1907
11
11 1912-1912
11.4
11.4 1922-1925
12
12 1910-1911
12
12 1933-1934
12
12 1935-1937
12 Sports Tourer
12 Sports Tourer 1933-1934
12/25
12/25 1925-1927
  14 1904-1904
14
14 1912-1912
14
14 1914-1916
14/40
14/40 1927-1929
15
15 1907-1907
15.96 15/40
15.96 15/40 1919-1928
16
16 1938-1940
16/24
16/24 1910-1911
16/50 / Snipe
16/50 / Snipe 1930-1932
16/60
16/60 1932-1933
16/60
16/60 1934-1935
16hp
16hp 1910-1920
18
18 1935-1937
20
20 1908-1909
20/55
20/55 1927-1928
20/65
20/65 1929-1930
  25 1904-1904
5 Humberette
5 Humberette 1904-1904
6 1/2 Royal Humberette
6 1/2 Royal Humberette 1904-1904
6/50
6/50 1929-1929
8
8 1902-1902
8 1/2
8 1/2 1904-1904
8/10 Coventry
8/10 Coventry 1905-1905
8/18 Chummy
8/18 Chummy 1922-1925
9/20
9/20 1925-1928
9/28
9/28 1929-1930
Hawk Mk I
Hawk Mk I 1945-1947
Hawk Mk II
Hawk Mk II 1947-1948
Hawk Mk III
Hawk Mk III 1948-1950
Hawk Mk IV
Hawk Mk IV 1950-1952
Hawk Mk V
Hawk Mk V 1952-1955
Hawk Mk VI
Hawk Mk VI 1954-1956
Hawk Mk VIA
Hawk Mk VIA 1956-1957
Hawk Series I
Hawk Series I 1957-1959
Hawk Series IA
Hawk Series IA 1959-1960
Hawk Series II
Hawk Series II 1960-1962
Hawk Series III
Hawk Series III 1962-1964
Hawk Series IV
Hawk Series IV 1964-1967
Imperial Mk II
Imperial Mk II 1949-1953
Imperial Mk IV
Imperial Mk IV 1953-1954
New Imperial
New Imperial 1964-1967
Pullman
Pullman 1930-1935
Pullman
Pullman 1936-1939
Pullman Mk I
Pullman Mk I 1945-1948
Pullman Mk II
Pullman Mk II 1948-1950
Pullman Mk III
Pullman Mk III 1951-1953
Pullman Mk IV
Pullman Mk IV 1953-1954
Sceptre I
Sceptre I 1963-1965
Sceptre II
Sceptre II 1965-1967
Sceptre III
Sceptre III 1967-1976
Snipe
Snipe 1936-1937
Snipe
Snipe 1938-1940
Snipe
Snipe 1945-1948
Snipe 80
Snipe 80 1930-1935
Super Snipe
Super Snipe 1939-1940
Super Snipe Mk I
Super Snipe Mk I 1945-1948
Super Snipe Mk II
Super Snipe Mk II 1948-1950
Super Snipe Mk III
Super Snipe Mk III 1950-1952
Super Snipe Mk IV
Super Snipe Mk IV 1952-1956
Super Snipe Series I
Super Snipe Series I 1958-1959
Super Snipe Series II
Super Snipe Series II 1959-1960
Super Snipe Series III
Super Snipe Series III 1960-1962
Super Snipe Series IV
Super Snipe Series IV 1962-1964
Super Snipe Series V
Super Snipe Series V 1964-1967
Super Snipe V/Imperial
Super Snipe V/Imperial 1964-1967
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