Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Why a Sceptre?

I purchased a 1966 MkII Humber Sceptre (Old Red) from an enthusiast on the north coast. It was his 7th Humber/Hillman, so he really knew his cars. He spent a lot of time and money on restoring the car to an immaculate condition. It is a unique collectable car in Australia as they were all fully imported. The Humber Club thought there were less than a dozen still in Australia!
Over a number of years, he had the engine reconditioned, new brakes, radiator, tyres and suspension, as well as a total respray and all handles re-chromed! I would hate to have to have restored it from scratch! The car reminded me of the glamorous American cars of the 50’s and 60’s – but much smaller! It looks a real classic car from the 60's and so far it attracts lots of attention, where ever we go. Even Heather enjoys going for a ride!

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