1929 Humber 9/28 Saloon
Well fettled; well patinated, cosy saloon; LC&ES eligable; rebuilt back axle; oily rag delight
The vendor bought this car back in 2016 and has done lots of work on it over the last four years. He has tried to keep the car as original as possible without affecting the very original patina and external appearance which is so appealing in an 'oily rag'way. The chassis has received plenty of care and attention, including a comprehensive rear axle overhaul. This included a new diff carrier and replacement crown wheel and pinion, using the slightly higher ratio from a 9/20 model. He also fitted a new prop shaft.
The front axle was treated to new king pins, the dampers rebuilt and four new tyres fitted - bringing the rolling aspects of the car up to scratch.
The bodywork needed a few jobs, including attention to a few areas of the wood frame which have been replaced with ash. The interior has been carefully considered and the seat squabs and backs have been stripped, rebuilt with new springs and wadding and then skillfully covered in their original patinated leather! You would hardly know until you sat on them.
Under the bonnet, the carburettor has been rebuilt, a correct autovac installed and the dynastart rebuilt too. Most of the wiring has also been replaced. The car has had a new exhaust manifold and exhaust system.
The vendor advises that the transmission brake was missing when the car was purchased, although another has been sourced but not fitted, the brakes functioning just fine as they are.
The car now represents a sorted and comfortable cosy saloon. It would be very welcome at any of the VSCC Light Car events, where originality and entertainment is ranked higher than a car's price tag.
For more information, contact Stewart Rich 07811 767421 firstname.lastname@example.org
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