Humber Hawk Series I Photo Gallery

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

Humber Logo
Humber Logo
Humber Hawk Side Profile
Humber Hawk Side Profile
Humber Hawk Dash Board
Humber Hawk Dash Board
Humber Hawk Front Profile
Humber Hawk Front Profile
Humber Side Profile

Humber Hawk Rear Profile
Humber Hawk Rear
Humber Engine
Humber Hawk Series I
I photographed this Humber Hawk in Mysore city.  Thanks to my brother for showing this to me at our cousin's place who is restoring it. I have not done much research about this car in India but I am sure the Humber population is not much here.

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.

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All Humber Hawk photographs captured with Sony A 5100 in Auto mode.


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