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This wonderful 1930 Humber 16/50 has with its last owner in Enfield for the last twenty eight years and has covered 10,000 miles in this time. The previous owner, a dedicated Humber enthusiast and collector made the hard decision to downsize his collection and the car has arrived with us in lovely, usable condition. The Humber comes with an extensive history including a mileage log since 1989 detailing every journey, MOT’s back to 1989, hand written maintenance notes, various invoices and original handbook.
With a careful eye for detail and a real interest in the engineering aspect of the car, the last owner really went through the Humber in the earlier days of ownership. Extensive notes over two A4 sheets detail an engine strip down, rebuild and report with comments on findings and confirmation of work carried out. Further paperwork in the file detail ongoing maintenance and major work to king-pins over the years and this diligent ownership contributes to the fact the Humber has been able to be used on a fairly regular basis reliably. 10,000 miles in a vehicle almost 90 years old is impressive and the long term last owner was confident driving the car having ensured it was kept in strong mechanical order.
RP 8712 does present very well with a fabulous strong body with lovely paint. Records in the file confirm wings were re-painted several years ago and the Humber does look a very well cared for car having had a proud owner who regularly attended shows and events. The 16/50 is a large, impressive looking car with gleaming bright work and sharp paintwork. The upholstery has so much quality; these cars were superbly built and made for luxury. The attention to detail by Humber is remarkable and almost 90 years on the interior trim is largely original with a wonderful patina. On the road our Humber performs well, the rebuilt engine is strong and powerful, the gearbox is a delight to use and the car stops well. RP 8712 is a useable pre-war Humber and it can be driven, and enjoyed with confidence. Whilst it would make a great museum collectors piece, this one is too good not be to driven, it should be and is capable of regular use and lots of touring.