VIN Chassis No.: B3108940
First registered: 24.01.1964
The Humber Sceptre was the pinnacle of the Roots range of sporty family cars back in their heyday. This particular Humber Sceptre is in the much sought-after colour combination of blue and white, and has clearly been cherished, having had plenty of money spent on maintaining it to a very high standard. Thus the bodywork is in outstanding order, with sharp and solid wheel arches, and all the chromework and trim is also in fine fettle.
The Sceptre was designed to lend a little bit of America’s bold 1950s styling to the British and European market, giving rise to the wraparound window and the flared fins at the back, and together with the bold double headlights and amplitude of chrome the Sceptre was a car anyone was proud to own. The boot offers plenty of storage space too.
The interior is also in tip-top order, with the car’s sporty dashboard and instrument cluster much loved back in the 1960s and still adored today by Sceptre enthusiasts. The colour-coordinated interior complements the paintwork magnificently, and the roof lining and carpets are in splendid condition.
Under the hood this Sceptre features the more powerful 1725cc four-cylinder engine than the more common 1622cc version found in many Mark I Sceptres, and it’s paired with a reassuringly smooth 4-speed maanual gearbox complete with overdrive.
Together they render the car easily capable of keeping up with modern traffic, even at a brisk pace. Ride quality is first-rate, the deep but supportive seats and excellent suspension make for a smooth and comfortable ride, but the premium engine means the car is still surprisingly nippy. Needless to say, everything works exactly as it should, and all in all this car has a very special feel to it.