1965 Humber Sceptre
Reg. no. KBH 700C
Chassis no. B312064160DHSO
Engine no. B3305111HHO
The Humber Sceptre was introduced in 1963, two years after the Hillman Super Minx on which it was based. Also sharing much in common with the Singer Vogue, the Sceptre differed from these cars in that Rootes’ designers gave it a different roof and different rear bodywork, giving the car a sleeker look than its stablemates. Originally this design had been intended to replace the Sunbeam Rapier, hence the rather more sporty appearance than previous Humbers. Humber being the most luxurious marque within the Rootes Group, the Sceptre was well equipped and stylish, featuring front disc brakes, overdrive and a full complement of instruments. Power came from a 1.6 litre four-cylinder engine, producing 80bhp.
This 1965 example is in very smart condition; it has benefited recently from a respray and new bumpers, seats and carpets. The engine has been serviced and is said to be in good running order. It comes with a V5c, some bills, and 12 months’ MOT.
This and 75 other cars will be sold by auction on October 28th at Chippenham, Wiltshire SN14 6LJ
I bought this car and drove it to test the engine, gearbox, overdrive and axle many years ago. All these items worked well with no problems at that time. Stored in a barn for 19 years and is now very.....