Humber Hawk Series I Photo Gallery
What you see in this post are the photographs of a Humber Hawk Series I, a classic car that dates back to 1959. The Humber Limited manufactured these cars for the European markets. No wonder this car found its route to India, you know we had a close relationship with the British.
Humber Hawk Photo Gallery
|Humber Hawk Side Profile|
|Humber Hawk Dash Board|
|Humber Hawk Front Profile|
|Humber Hawk Rear|
Before I could put in more of my thoughts, let me give the specification of this Humber Hawk car sourced from the internet.
Humber Hawk Series I, 4 Door Saloon
- Engine Type: Spark Ignition 4 Stroke Engine
- Fuel Type: Petrol
- Fuel System: Carburettor
- Valves per Cylinder: 2 Valves
- Displacement: 2267 cm3
- Horsepower: 54 KW/73PS/72HP (DIN)
- Gearbox: Manual
- Number of Gears: 5
- Top Speed: 140kmph or 86mph
This configuration should be enough to tour the country but with loads of luck as one cannot afford a breakdown. This Humber is not completely dead though, a mechanic in Chamarajanagar was lucky to get its engine start and rolling.
Yes, this car was in Chamarajanagar, an interesting city about 90 kms from Mysore. My cousin could have driven it from there but he chose to tow it tying it to his Renault Duster car. He says the Humber’s fuel efficiency is great at 2-3 kms per liter of petrol.
He has spent more than half a million rupees till date to procure and start the restoration. He estimates spending another half a million rupees to restore to its glory. However, there is no definite time frame set for its restoration.
I hope you liked this post! Well, this is primarily a travel and food blog. More posts are coming from Mysuru and Bengaluru, so stay tuned.
All Humber Hawk photographs captured with Sony A 5100 in Auto mode.