1963 Humber Hawk – Today’s British Tempter

By: James Robinson, Unique Cars magazine

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1963 Humber Hawk 1963 Humber Hawk

Don’t see too many of these getting about

The Humber Hawk Series 1 to IVA is a mid-size family car that was built by Humber Limited between 1957 and 1967.

A completely new design over its predecessors, the Series 1-IVA brought with it a new body which featured a unitary construction.

Power came from a 2.3lt inline six-cylinder motor and this donk sent its power to the Hawks rear wheels via either a four-speed manual or a three-speed automatic transmission.

The Hawk could be had in either a four-door sedan or a four-door wagon body style, however Humber also made a limousine version of the Hawk.

The Hawk had several revisions made to it over the course of its decade of production, and as a result there were a number of different series.

These series included:

  • The 1A, which was introduced in 1959 and brought with it different gear ratios and minor trim changes.
  • The Series II, which was released in 1960 and scored front disc brakes and a brake servo.
  • The Series III, which was released in 1962 and had a larger fuel tank and bigger rear window.
  • The Series IV, which was released in 1964 and got a flatter roof, smaller rear window, larger side window behind the rear doors, rear anti-roll bar and a full synchromesh gearbox.
  • The Series IVA, which was released in 1965 and came equipped with a new Borg Warner Model 35 automatic gearbox.

This particular Hawk is ’63 model and, according to the seller, has an original 88,944 miles on the clock from new.

The seller adds that the vehicle has a straight body and, for the most part, is rust-free apart from some small bubbling under the doors.

The Humber hawk is $2900 and anyone interested in this British classic can view the full listing here

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