1961 Humber Hawk Series/Mark2 2.27
The lounge room on wheels
Fan blade through the bonnet!
I bought this car from a small workshop/garage. It was a genuine "little old lady who…" car. I paid $1500 for it. These cars are like a slow moving suite on wheels; the 4 cylinder engine is strong, but this car is heavy! Super Snipes had more or less the same body, but somewhat more grunt.
The auto was good, the steering was heavy; parking was a chore. But the dashboard!! All was forgiven when sitting at traffic lights; you could observe the beautiful hunk of walnut with the dials set in.
Front bench seat. I took 5 passengers legally from Geelong to Melbourne in 1996!
Near Casterton, I heard a loud bang. Suddenly the engine was running roughly. I pulled over. A fan blade had pierced the bonnet! I saw a mechanic in town; he sawed off the opposite blade (4 blade fan). Otherwise this car gave me no dramas.
I did sell it to a Mr Richard Cranium who wrapped it around a light pole when drunk in St Kilda. End of the Humber.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 10th December, 2015