A new compact Humber model made its debut in 1963, the Sceptre. The new car was aimed at the growing "executive saloon" market and combined sporting performance and luxurious trim. The Sceptre had strong competition from the Ford Corsair, Triumph and Rover 2000 models.
The Sceptre shared its floor-pan with the Hillman Super Minx as well as the twin-carb, 1592cc engine. The later (1965 onwards) Sceptre II had a more powerful 1725cc engine along with the option of automatic transmission. Production of the Sceptre II continued until 1967.