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Lot 481: 1966 Humber Hawk Series IV Saloon

Collectors' Motor Cars and Motorcycles, Bonhams (9 September 2006)

After nine years in production the old separate-chassis Humber Hawk was replaced in 1957 by a unitary-construction model, the new bodyshell also serving for the revamped Super Snipe. Restyled but retaining American influence, the Hawk kept its predecessorís rugged 2,267cc overhead-valve four-cylinder engine, the latter coupled to - usually - a four-speed column change gearbox; overdrive and automatic transmission were options. Development proceeded through Series I to III, the most significant improvement being the IIís front disc brakes, before the model was comprehensively restyled as the Series IV for 1964. Arguably the most handsome Hawk of all, the Series IV was little changed below the waistline but boasted more angular six-light styling above, plus an increased glass area. The adoption of an all-synchromesh gearbox and rear anti-roll bar were the major mechanical changes. This example has the desirable manual/overdrive transmission and was bought by the vendor in 2001 from the estate of the owner who had purchased it new in 1966. Completely original and unmodified, the car was taxed and MoTíd in 2001/02, driven a few hundred miles and then placed in storage. We are advised that the odometer displays a total of 84,250 miles and that the brakes require attention as a result of four yearsí inactivity. No reserve

Lot Details
Auction Collectors' Motor Cars and Motorcycles
Bonhams, National Motor Museum, Beaulieu, Hants
TypeCar
Lot Number481
Estimate£400-£600
Outcome SOLD
Hammer Price£600
Hammer Price (inc premium)£690
Year1966
Condition rating0
Registration numberKFK 575D
Mileage-
Chassis number054601205OD/HSO
Engine number054601205
Engine capacity (cc)
Engine - cylinders
Number of doors