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johnbenn6333



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PostPosted: Fri Jun 01, 2012 6:39 pm    Post subject: humber sceptre Reply with quote

MY 1963 MK1 HUMBER SCEPTRE FINISHED IN PIPPIN RED WITH THE MORE UNUSUAL BEIGE INTERIOR,FITTED WEBASTO SUNROOF WHICH WAS FITTED IN 1963.[img]http://i1069.photobucket.com/albums/u476/johnbenn6333/th_IMG_0047.jpg
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Rick
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 01, 2012 6:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very nice - welcome to the forum!

If it's ok with you, I'll move this to the Rootes category, under Your Cars...

Did you restore it?

Rick
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johnbenn6333



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PostPosted: Fri Jun 01, 2012 6:48 pm    Post subject: SCEPTRE Reply with quote

HI RICK,THANKS,YES IT WAS RESPRAYED LAST YEAR AS NEAR TO ORIGINAL COLOUR AS SOME OF THE OLD PAINT HAD FADED IN PLACES,THANKFULLY VERY LITTLE RUST TO COPE WITH
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 01, 2012 7:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's not unlike Gresham Flyer's example is it?

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johnbenn6333



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PostPosted: Fri Jun 01, 2012 7:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

YES ALMOST THE SAME,THERE WERE A FEW MODS ON THE LATER MK1s,LIKE THE RUBBER STRIPS ON THE OVERRIDERS AND THE MOVED THE FUEL FILLER CAP,DONT KNOW WHY THE CARBS WERE CHANGED AS WELL FROM TWIN ZENITHS TO SOLEX.
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gresham flyer



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PostPosted: Wed Jun 06, 2012 12:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My car was built week commencing the 8th May 1964.

As mentioned the later cars had some modifications i.e.
The overdrive switch and column shroud is different.
The fuel filler was moved further back.
Carburettors changed.


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johnbenn6333



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PostPosted: Tue Jun 12, 2012 5:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

MINE WAS 1st REGISTRED 1st OF MARCH 1963,I BELIEVE PRODUCTION STARTED JAN OR FEB THIS YEAR,SO IS QUITE AN EARLY ONE.I HAVE TRIED TO GET EARLY HISTORY BUT I WAS TOLD A LOT OF INFOMATION HAD BEEN LOST.
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Rich5ltr



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PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2012 4:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks like a lovely job, I've always liked these cars since my brother had a Sunbeam Rapier.

p.s. Turn your caps lock off... there's no need to shout. Laughing
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gresham flyer



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PostPosted: Mon Jun 18, 2012 1:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

PARDON.?
Its the old field guns during the war old chap...makes one hard of hearing don`t you know.

On another point I like Rootes cars...so much better than Fords offerings...but so much under valued.
I have a ford 1600E,very sought after car but,the quality is not a patch on my Humber Sceptre.
And the styling of early Rootes cars is so much better than Fords at the same time.

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