Humber Sceptre Review from Australia and New Zealand

1966 Humber Sceptre Mk II 1.7

Model year1966
Year of manufacture1966
Most recent year of ownership2010
Engine and transmission 1.7 Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.3 / 10
Distance when acquired58000 miles
Most recent distance67000 miles
Previous carSuzuki Vitara


Love the Humber Sceptre, a classic retro car of the 60's with the comfort of a modern car


Nothing. There have been no problems so far.

The car has had extensive work done on the engine, suspension and brakes.

General Comments:

My Humber Sceptre is a Mk II version, and has had extensive restoration to the body and engine.

It has good power, and goes well in 3rd and 4th overdrive.

The curvaceous body looks great, and is matched by curved front and back windscreen. This is complemented by lots of chrome and a good looking interior, with enough dials to keep you on top of any problems.

The look is of an American classic car of the 60's.

As the Humber Sceptre was fully imported into Australia, there are only a few left on the road, and this makes it a unique and collectible car. For photos of my Humber Sceptre go to

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 26th November, 2010

Average review marks: 7.3 / 10, based on 1 review