1966 Humber Hawk Police replica
Due to business expansion and reduction in personal time, I’m now offering my 66 Hawk, which I’ve dressed as a period police vehicle.
My intention was to hire this out for TV and film use, however due to increased business and lack of personal storage space, I’m sadly letting the car go.
Before I go into the description, I would like to point out that this car is not a genuine police car and never has been. The equipment has been fitted to resemble the specification shown in the Humber (specialist) vehicle brochures from the 60’s. You will also note that all the equipment can be easily removed should you want the car to be standard. One final point is that Hawks were never supplied from Rootes with a facility to fit beacons, in fact the brochures only show specification with roof antenna’s.
So onto the description.
The Humber like very many of these 60’s cars have had bodywork and paint throughout its life time.
She is very shiny and certainly gets attention, however she is not showroom.
The arches had been repaired at some point and do now have some minor bits of corrosion starting to develop. There is also some area’s requiring work in the future at the base of the rear wings.
The inner wings are superb and the doors are also very solid.
The underside has had welding and although typical standard of repairs done in the 70’s and 80’s, it is still very strong and just requires a bit of a tidy up and re-under-sealing.
Maybe I’m sounding harsh but it’s important to describe this car properly.
I’m being critical but to be fair, the Hawk does look lovely and a majority of buyers will be content to run, use and cherish as she is. Maybe just making improvements along the way.
Overall, the Hawk is smart, shiny, straight and honest but not a show car. If it were, the price would be double.
In my view the interior is fabulous for a 52-year-old car. Its all original, the wood is good and there is nothing really to do, unless you want it to look brand new.
The cabin is watertight, all controls work as they should and she is very comfortable.
The mileage of 61571 is supposed to be genuine and I have no reason to doubt this, however like a lot of these cars, unless you know the full 52 year history. It can’t be warranted. The engine starts on the button and runs lovely. She has had a new water pump, battery, brake cylinders and we will fully service as part of the reserve.
Gear linkage needs adjustment and we are in the process of doing this. Finally the Hawk has a fully working overdrive unit.
I can honestly say the car is a joy to drive and the suspension and ride is wonderful.
I love this car, it commands respect on the road, looks great, drives nice and with the Police equipment, has that little bit extra.
The winkworh is fully working so again a nice touch and you could even hire this out for TV or promotion work.
Possibly even weddings?
I will be sorry to see it go but I don’t want it left outside and I just don’t have the time to enjoy it.
As always, please don’t hesitate to contact me with any questions or to arrange to view. Transport can be arranged if needed and I will require a deposit on sale with the balance due on or before day of collection.
Finally, the Hawk will be MOT exempt from May, however we will still be providing a new MOT as part of the sale, including a full service.
We have also carried fll HPI and its clear showing only one 1 previous owner.
Please note: Sale price includes 12 months MOT, service and gear linkage adjustment. If you want to make an offer based on not having this work included, please make it clear with your offer.
Part ex considered, classic cars only.