Lot 214 - 1929 Humber 14/40 Tourer
|Odometer reading||7,789 miles|
|Estimate||£8,000 - £15,000|
|Result||Sold - £10,754|
Humber Limited was a British manufacturer of bicycles, motorcycles and motor vehicles incorporated and listed on the stock exchange in 1887. It took the name Humber & Co Limited because of the high reputation of the products of one of the constituent businesses that had belonged to Thomas Humber. A financial reconstruction in 1899 transferred its business to Humber Limited. From an interest in motor vehicles beginning in 1896, the motor division became much more important than the cycle division and the cycle trademarks were sold to Raleigh in 1932. The motorcycles were withdrawn from sale during the depression of the 1930s. Humber is now a dormant marque for automobiles as well as cycles. Following their involvement in Humber through Hillman in 1928 the Rootes brothers acquired 60 per cent of Humber's ordinary capital, sufficient for a controlling interest. The two Rootes brothers joined the Humber board in 1932 and began to make Humber the holding company for vehicle manufacturing members of what became their Rootes Group.
On offer today is this rare example presented in ivory over black coachwork with a brown leather trim and very good black hood. We are informed this UK righthand drive model has matching numbers and was first registered on 30th March 1929. The car is supplied with some history and was purchased by our vendor in 1999 as part of a significant private collection, therefore this example has benefitted from continual maintenance and when not in use stored inside in a professional ventilated Carcoon. Offered with a V5C registration certificate and a collection of old MoT certificates. A fabulous example of 1920’s motoring that would be great for club events and weekend jollies to vintage rallies at very little expense.
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