1903 Humber Humberette 5 hpSOLD

A delightful 2 seat London to Brighton car

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G. N. Georgano's Complete Encyclopaedia of the Motorcar describes the 5 hp Humberette with its De Dion type 613 cc single cylinder engine and its two speed gearbox as being Britain's first successful effort at producing a light car so it is quite a milestone machine in its own right. This particular VCC dated example looks very good indeed. The engine starts easily and runs sweetly, the gearbox is easy to use, the steering is precise, the brakes are good, it bowls along very merrily and is a delight to drive. Given the large sums of money Brighton Run cars can sell for these days a Humberette is still a relatively economical buy for a conventionally laid out car (steering wheel not tiller, engine at front, shaft drive etc)so it makes a good entry level machine. Recent demand for Brighton cars at auction sales is such that they seem to continue to increase in value despite the general economic gloom!

Reference Number 34609

as of 5/1/2014

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Car 1903 Humber Humberette 5 hp
Configuration Right Hand Drive (RHD) 
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