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About Humber

Humber was a British automobile marque which could date its beginnings to Thomas Humber's bicycle company founded in 1868. In 1931 it was taken over by the Rootes brothers to become part of the Rootes Group. The range focused on luxury models, such as the Humber Super Snipe.

Thomas Humber went to school in Hull, which lies on the River Humber. However, this is the only connection between the Humber car and the City of Hull.

History

The first car was produced in 1898 and was a three-wheeled tricar with the first conventional four-wheeled car appearing in 1901. The company had factories in Beeston near Nottingham and Coventry. The Beeston factory produced a more expensive range known as Beeston-Humbers but the factory closed in 1908 after financial problems. Before the First World War a wide range of models were produced from the 600 cc Humberette to several 6 cylinder 6 litre models. In 1913 Humber was the second largest manufacturer of cars in the United Kingdom.

In 1925 Humber moved into the production of commercial vehicles with the purchase of Commer. In 1928 Hillman was added but independence ended in 1931 when the Rootes Brothers bought a majority shareholding.

During World War II, several armoured cars were produced under the Humber name, along with heavy-duty "staff" cars.

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4-door
5-seat
S4 8v 1.6L OHV M-4
58.5 kW / 78.4 hp / 78.4 hp  123.0 N·m / 90.7 lb·ft / 90.7 lb·ft
   

Humber Sceptre (1963)

4-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder 8-valve straight (inline) engine, OHV (overhead valve, I-head), 1592 cm3 / 97.1 cu in / 97.1 cu in, 58.5 kW / 78.4 hp / 78.4 hp @ 5000 rpm / 5000 rpm / 5000 rpm, 123.0 N·m / 90.7 lb·ft / 90.7 lb·ft @ 3500 rpm / 3500 rpm / 3500 rpm, manual 4-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 145 km/h / 90 mph / 90 mph top speed

4-door
5-seat
S4 8v 1.7L OHV M-4
63.4 kW / 85.0 hp / 85.0 hp  144.0 N·m / 106.2 lb·ft / 106.2 lb·ft
   

Humber Sceptre (1965)

4-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder 8-valve straight (inline) engine, OHV (overhead valve, I-head), 1725 cm3 / 105.3 cu in / 105.3 cu in, 63.4 kW / 85.0 hp / 85.0 hp @ 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm, 144.0 N·m / 106.2 lb·ft / 106.2 lb·ft @ 3500 rpm / 3500 rpm / 3500 rpm, manual 4-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 153 km/h / 95 mph / 95 mph top speed

4-door
5-seat
S4 8v 1.7L OHV OD-4
58.9 kW / 79.0 hp / 79.0 hp  123.0 N·m / 90.7 lb·ft / 90.7 lb·ft
   

Humber Sceptre (1967)

4-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder 8-valve straight (inline) engine, OHV (overhead valve, I-head), 1725 cm3 / 105.3 cu in / 105.3 cu in, 58.9 kW / 79.0 hp / 79.0 hp @ 5200 rpm / 5200 rpm / 5200 rpm, 123.0 N·m / 90.7 lb·ft / 90.7 lb·ft @ 3800 rpm / 3800 rpm / 3800 rpm, manual with overdrive 4-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 156 km/h / 97 mph / 97 mph top speed

4-door
5-seat
S4   1.7L         
61.0 kW / 81.8 hp / 81.8 hp  123.0 N·m / 90.7 lb·ft / 90.7 lb·ft
   

Humber Sceptre (1968)

4-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder straight (inline) engine, 1723 cm3 / 105.1 cu in / 105.1 cu in, 61.0 kW / 81.8 hp / 81.8 hp @ 5200 rpm / 5200 rpm / 5200 rpm, 123.0 N·m / 90.7 lb·ft / 90.7 lb·ft @ 3600 rpm / 3600 rpm / 3600 rpm, rear wheel drive, 156 km/h / 97 mph / 97 mph top speed

4-door
5-seat
S4   1.7L         
61.0 kW / 81.8 hp / 81.8 hp  123.0 N·m / 90.7 lb·ft / 90.7 lb·ft
   

Humber Sceptre (1969)

4-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder straight (inline) engine, 1723 cm3 / 105.1 cu in / 105.1 cu in, 61.0 kW / 81.8 hp / 81.8 hp @ 5200 rpm / 5200 rpm / 5200 rpm, 123.0 N·m / 90.7 lb·ft / 90.7 lb·ft @ 3600 rpm / 3600 rpm / 3600 rpm, rear wheel drive

  
  
S4   1.7L         
59.0 kW / 79.1 hp / 79.1 hp  123.0 N·m / 90.7 lb·ft / 90.7 lb·ft
   

Humber Sceptre (1970)

sedan (saloon), petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder straight (inline) engine, 1723 cm3 / 105.1 cu in / 105.1 cu in, 59.0 kW / 79.1 hp / 79.1 hp @ 5200 rpm / 5200 rpm / 5200 rpm, 123.0 N·m / 90.7 lb·ft / 90.7 lb·ft @ 3600 rpm / 3600 rpm / 3600 rpm, rear wheel drive

  
  
S4   1.7L         
62.0 kW / 83.1 hp / 83.1 hp  123.0 N·m / 90.7 lb·ft / 90.7 lb·ft
   

Humber Sceptre (1971)

sedan (saloon), petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder straight (inline) engine, 1725 cm3 / 105.3 cu in / 105.3 cu in, 62.0 kW / 83.1 hp / 83.1 hp @ 5200 rpm / 5200 rpm / 5200 rpm, 123.0 N·m / 90.7 lb·ft / 90.7 lb·ft @ 3600 rpm / 3600 rpm / 3600 rpm, rear wheel drive

  
5-seat
S4   1.7L         
62.0 kW / 83.1 hp / 83.1 hp  123.0 N·m / 90.7 lb·ft / 90.7 lb·ft
   

Humber Sceptre (1972)

5-seater sedan (saloon), petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder straight (inline) engine, 1725 cm3 / 105.3 cu in / 105.3 cu in, 62.0 kW / 83.1 hp / 83.1 hp @ 5200 rpm / 5200 rpm / 5200 rpm, 123.0 N·m / 90.7 lb·ft / 90.7 lb·ft @ 3600 rpm / 3600 rpm / 3600 rpm, rear wheel drive

  
5-seat
S4   1.7L         
59.0 kW / 79.1 hp / 79.1 hp  123.0 N·m / 90.7 lb·ft / 90.7 lb·ft
   

Humber Sceptre (1973)

5-seater sedan (saloon), petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder straight (inline) engine, 1725 cm3 / 105.3 cu in / 105.3 cu in, 59.0 kW / 79.1 hp / 79.1 hp @ 5200 rpm / 5200 rpm / 5200 rpm, 123.0 N·m / 90.7 lb·ft / 90.7 lb·ft @ 3600 rpm / 3600 rpm / 3600 rpm, rear wheel drive

  
5-seat
S4   1.7L         
59.0 kW / 79.1 hp / 79.1 hp  123.0 N·m / 90.7 lb·ft / 90.7 lb·ft
   

Humber Sceptre (1974)

5-seater sedan (saloon), petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder straight (inline) engine, 1725 cm3 / 105.3 cu in / 105.3 cu in, 59.0 kW / 79.1 hp / 79.1 hp @ 5200 rpm / 5200 rpm / 5200 rpm, 123.0 N·m / 90.7 lb·ft / 90.7 lb·ft @ 3600 rpm / 3600 rpm / 3600 rpm, rear wheel drive

  
5-seat
S4   1.7L         
61.0 kW / 81.8 hp / 81.8 hp  124.0 N·m / 91.5 lb·ft / 91.5 lb·ft
   

Humber Sceptre (1976)

5-seater sedan (saloon), petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder straight (inline) engine, 1725 cm3 / 105.3 cu in / 105.3 cu in, 61.0 kW / 81.8 hp / 81.8 hp @ 5200 rpm / 5200 rpm / 5200 rpm, 124.0 N·m / 91.5 lb·ft / 91.5 lb·ft @ 3600 rpm / 3600 rpm / 3600 rpm, rear wheel drive

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The Varying Drivers License Requirements Around the World

Minimum driving ages, the number of passengers young drivers can have with them at any time, the times of day that drivers under the age of 18 can drive…

These all vary depending on where young motorists are driving. They vary, even, across the United States.

For instance, in Maine, motorists under the age of 18 aren’t allowed to have any passengers with them as they drive for the first 180 days after they obtain their licenses. In Alabama, motorists under the age of 18 can have one passenger with them.

And that’s just one example of the differences in driving license requirements from one part of the country to the next. The differences are even more pronounced when comparing one country to another. Minimum driving ages vary widely across the world. While most states in the United States allow youngsters to earn their learner’s permits at the age of 15, many other countries require their residents to be much older before they get behind the wheel of a car.

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