Humber Hawk Mk I
Saloon,4 doors,4 seats
A revised Hawk and Super Snipe range arrived in 1957 introducing unitary construction to Humber models for the first time. As with previous Humber model line-ups the new range started with the four cylinder Hawk, however it now shared the same basic bodyshell as the larger six cylinder Super Snipe.
The new body had an almost American appearance with a full width grille and substantial chrome bumpers. Inside the Hawk was well appointed, body styles included saloon, estate and a "Touring Limousine" version. Revised Series IA and II versions of the Hawk were systematically introduced, the Series II adding servo assisted brakes to the specification, finally a Series III Hawk made its debut in 1962.
Following the end of WW2 the Humber motor company launched hastily prepared versions of its 1939 model range. The smaller model of the new range was named Hawk and used the pre-war Hillman 14 as its base for the main mechanical components. Powering the Hawk was a sidevalve four cylinder engine of 1944cc and its performance could perhaps be described as "leisurely"!
Despite its lack of power the Hawk looked very dignified and featured a substantial four door, six light body complete with "Sunshine" roof. Improvements on the original design included a hydraulic braking brake system and plusher trim. The Hawk was updated in 1947 and became the Hawk II.
|1944cc||S4 SV||75mm x 110mm||6.4|
|Drivetrain||Steering||Front Suspension||Rear Suspension|
|Description||Auctioneer||Date||Hammer Price||Hammer Price
|118||Humber Hawk||Charterhouse||6 Nov 2011||£1750.00||-|
|009||Humber Hawk (1946)||ADT||21 Feb 1994||£1250.00||-|
|027||Humber Hawk (1946)||ADT||6 Dec 1993||£1450.00||-|
Buyer's Guide Express - Humber Hawk (Series I-IVA)
|Publication||Classic Car Weekly 22 February 2012|
|Buyer's Guide Express - Humber Hawk (Series I-IVA) - With plenty of space and refinement, the Hawk offers something for everyone. MATT GEORGE explains.|
Classics February 2002 pg 26
|Publication||Classics February 2002|
|Your Classics. More than 30 years of loyal service. A Humber Hawk Estate is now a very rare sight. Mr J D Humphrey has owned his since 1971.|