Recent service and gearbox overhaul; a smart example of this
lightweight vintage tourer
Only in production from 1929 – 1930, the Humber 9/28 was an improved version of the 9/20 and was very much a ‘big car in miniature’. Like the 9/20 it had Humber’s new 1,056cc inlet-over-exhaust engine which had replaced the previous side-valve units in 1923. The gearbox was a three-speed unit with a cone clutch, bevel axle and semi-elliptic suspension. Front brakes were adopted from 1927 onwards.
First registered in Coventry in March 1929, this Humber sadly comes with no history whatsoever apart from a V5C and four old MOTs issued between 2002 and 2010. Our vendor acquired the car at auction in 2020 when it was catalogued as a Humber 14/40 but this is clearly incorrect and he believes that it is in fact a 9/28. The V5C records the engine capacity as 825cc but again this is almost certainly incorrect and it is most likely 1,056cc.
Our vendor kept himself amused during lockdown by working on the car, including rebuilding the gearbox, giving it a good service and tidying it up cosmetically. He also found a fair amount of confetti in the car, so it has perhaps been a wedding car in the not-too-distant past. He reports that it now runs and drives well but a recent knee operation means that he can no longer drive the car comfortably, hence its appearance in this sale. It comes with a hood and sidescreens, all in good condition.
As you can see in the photos and the video, the car looks very presentable and has been starting easily and running well as we have moved it around on site.
For more information contact James on 07970 309907 or email [email protected]
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