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1 July 2005
This lot is offered without a reserve
1965 HUMBER HAWK IV FOUR DOOR SALOON
Registration No. GYE 226C
Body No. FSF 21854
Engine No. B 5400 2014 ODHSO
Black with red interior.
Engine: four cylinders with overhead valves, 2,267cc; Gearbox: four-speed manual, synchromesh on all four gears; Suspension: front, independent coil springs, rear, semi-elliptic; Brakes: servo-assisted drums all round. Right-hand drive.
Humber emerged from the Second World War with a hastily cobbled-together range which was basically a re-packaging of its 1939 offerings, the smallest of which was the Hawk. Taking its name from its forefathers of the Nineteen Thirties, it remained the foundation-stone baby of the range until production ceased in 1967. The model represented here was the last of its line, and actually the second Humber to bear the Hawk IV name (the first being produced from 1950 to 1952). Introduced in 1964, it featured cosmetic updates over its predecessor such as the triangular quarter-lights featured on bigger siblings the Super Snipe and Imperial. Mechanically it retained its 2,267cc engine and column-change manual gearbox, but this now featured synchromesh on all four gears. The suspension set-up was also revised and updated.
The car offered today really is an excellent example, and is surely among the best available considering that only 5,500 or so were made. Retaining its original black paintwork, which is in good condition, the red vinyl interior is also original and in good condition, set off by a walnut dashboard. The car is equipped with spotlights as well as overdrive, and even retains its original jack. The odometer reads 58,268 miles, and the car is sold without documentation.
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This lot is offered without reserve.No VAT will be charged on the hammer price, but VAT at 17.5% will be added to the buyer's premium, which is invoiced on a VAT inclusive basis.
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