Humber Sceptre III
1967-1976, 43951 produced.
Saloon,4 doors,4 seats
Humber introduced a luxurious Sceptre model to top the new "Arrow" range launched by the Rootes Group in 1967. The Arrow range comprised of the a variety of saloon and estate models badged and trimmed as Hillmans and Singers, as well as the Sceptre. The Sceptre used a twin-carb 1725cc engine and other mechanical parts from the more basic Hillman Hunter.
Externally the Sceptre featured quad headlamps, a traditional chrome grille (albeit as scaled down version of the old Humber design) and other "luxuries" such as twin reversing lights. Inside the Humber featured a beautiful burr walnut fascia and comfortable seats trimmed in hard wearing vinyl material.
The Humber Sceptre proved to be a popular model with retiring executives and continued until 1976 when it, and the Humber marque, were discontinued.
|1725cc||S4 OHV||Hillman S4 OHV||81.5mm x 82.55mm||9.2|
|Drivetrain||Steering||Front Suspension||Rear Suspension|
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