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|1913 HUMBERETTE 8hp
Although the Humberette name had first been used on a single cylinder voiturette as early as 1903, it was the later V-twin engined cyclecar that appeared in 1912 that was to catch the attention of the public and prove its
merit in a number of long distance trials. The new generation of cyclecars were becoming very popular and the Humberette was to stand out for being sturdy and well engineered, ensuring reliability.
The power unit was an air cooled V twin of 1 litre capacity which drove through a three speed transmission. Priced at £125, the specification included lights and windscreen - items frequently seen as extras in those
Said to be the best and most original survivor, this example has a VCC
Dating Certificate stating it is of 1913 manufacture, although it was not in
fact registered until the following year.
Having spent many years in a museum, it was to become part of the Sharp
collection until acquired the the current owner nine years ago and carefully
Running well, it is supplied with extensive paperwork, including correspondence from the Humber Register, copies of sales brochure, operating manual and numerous technical notes. A buff RF60 logbook is also included.
We are located south of the Hindhead Tunnel (A3) between Petersfield and Alton. Viewing by prior appointment please.
Delivery can be arranged at very competitive rates.
Please don't hesitate to contact me to discuss your requirements, I look forward to being of assistance.
Tel: 01420 474 919
Mobile: 07710 364945