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Humber Hawk Mk I

Overview

Produced: 1945-1947
Types: Saloon,4 doors,4 seats
1946 Humber Hawk

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.

Engines

CapacityConfigModelBore/StrokeCR
1944ccS4 SV75mm x 110mm6.4

Drivetrain and Suspension

DrivetrainSteeringFront SuspensionRear Suspension

Dimensions

WheelbaseFront TrackRear TrackLengthWidthWeight (CWT)Turning Circle
9' 6"4' 8"15' 0"5' 9" 0 (26)0' 0"

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