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Old 5th August 2009, 03:32   #31
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Humber seen in Hyd with the friend, but learned he sold it now.
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Humber seen in Hyd with the friend, but learned he sold it now.
What about the other morris and hindustan.
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Hi Manish,

The other cars were Morris or Hindustan is not for sale, they came for repairs. Another interesting Humber seen will post after scanning the photo.

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Humber seen in Hyd with the friend, but learned he sold it now.
Had seen a similar Humber Hawk MkIII languishing in a garage in Dehradoon five years ago. The house had been sold and was being broken down. The garage's structure was also crumbling naturally although the car was remarkably well-preserved and intact! The owner's had probably abandoned the car after selling the property, although the dealer who'd taken me and a friend there insisted that the documents were in shape and available. I don't know why we let her go, maybe because of the incessant (and ultimately, threatening) phone calls from our wives who thought we'd absconded on vacation! The colour was similar to this car. Wonder if she survived.
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Old picture of Humber, this is one of my favourite car, photo was taken a decade ago in Hyd famous collection. Don't know where is this beautiful car is now.

Posted here as well:
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/vintag...derabad-2.html (The Capitans Collection - Hyderabad)

Two more famous Humbers were in Hyd, I have pictures of one of them.

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A later Humber spotted here

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/post-1...der-wraps.html

This car is part of the Bhogilal collection.
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This brings back fond memories. It belonged to my dad before he sold it to Pranlal Bhogilal and I gave some background in an earlier post

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/pre-19...ml#post1361784

I only wish if I had pre-restoration pics for you all to see the condition it came into the family. Fairly junked and I remember as kids it used to serve as a hiding place during hide-n-seek as kids before it got restored into what you see today at the Pranlal Bhogilal collection.
Its just amazing how everything I've randomly searched for on Team-bhp has delighted me (This is one example!)

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Humber lost the plot after merging into BMC and the Hawk was the last failed attempt to maintain status quo. Their earlier cars were standouts in ride comfort and subdued class at resonable prices. @siddharth_72, your car is a stunner.

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Humber lost the plot after merging into BMC and the Hawk was the last failed attempt to maintain status quo. Their earlier cars were standouts in ride comfort and subdued class at resonable prices. @siddharth_72, your car is a stunner.
Not quite correct. BMC became British Leyland, which had a host of makes under its umbrella, Austin, Morris, Wolseley, Riley, MG, Vanden Plas, Rover etc. Some makes were shut, others were sold off. Humber were a part of the Rootes group, which had Humber, Hillman, Singer, Aston Martin etc. in its group. Rootes group later had something to do with Chrysler and then the Peugeot-Citroen group.
Sadly, ALL these famous makes became badge engineered products.

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Some of humber pics i clicked in an exhibition.
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Looks like a Humber Super Snipe never seen one in India before. Which exhibition was this clicked?
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Thank You Nickatnite.

Cheers!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Looks like a Humber Super Snipe never seen one in India before. Which exhibition was this clicked?
Clicked on the relio quick automall exhibition that was organised recently in chandigarh . There are other vintage cars as well posted . There is a seperate threa dedicated just in case you would like to check . It under supercars and imports> Relio quick automall .
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Looks like a Humber Super Snipe never seen one in India before. Which exhibition was this clicked?
Hey didn't we see a similar Humber at the recent Jaipur event, on this forum ??
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Hey didn't we see a similar Humber at the recent Jaipur event, on this forum ??
Spot on, Ravi; well observed! They're both Humber Hawks of the era.
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Not quite correct. BMC became British Leyland, which had a host of makes under its umbrella, Austin, Morris, Wolseley, Riley, MG, Vanden Plas, Rover etc. Some makes were shut, others were sold off. Humber were a part of the Rootes group, which had Humber, Hillman, Singer, Aston Martin etc. in its group. Rootes group later had something to do with Chrysler and then the Peugeot-Citroen group.
Sadly, ALL these famous makes became badge engineered products.

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Thanx for the correction. And you right about the sad part of some of these great marques ending up as badge engineered rubbish.
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