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1929 Humber 9/28

1929 Humber 9/28 in The Likely Lads, Movie, 1976 IMDB

Class: Cars, Sedan — Model origin: UK

1929 Humber 9/28

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Owner of this vehicle: oxfordmorris

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stronghold EN

2007-06-27 10:28

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nzcarnerd NZ

2007-06-28 09:21

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Humber 16/50 about 1930. http://www.britishmm.co.uk/history.asp?id=465

stronghold EN

2007-06-28 13:16

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nzcarnerd wrote Humber 16/50 about 1930. http://www.britishmm.co.uk/history.asp?id=465

Good work ;)

oxfordmorris UK

2012-09-26 17:12

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This car belongs to myself, it is infact a 1930 Humber 9/28 I have just re patriated the car back To our family home in the north of England. It went to the USA after being used in the film in 1975/6 and was last in our family in 1974 after being sold to a film car supplier. The car is presently undergoing a bodywork and mechanical restoration at my home. The engine last ran in 1979 when the engine had a major problem.

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dsl SX

2017-04-15 01:49

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"An 83-year-old man is due to be reunited with a vintage car he drove in the 1950s, after its current owner tracked him down.
Bert Davidson, from Hopeman, near Elgin, has not seen his 1929 Humber since he sold it about 60 years ago. But a few years ago he was contacted by Robin Wills - whose father had owned the saloon car in the 1960s and 70s - who had tracked it down to America. Mr Wills has since restored the dilapidated car to its former glory. He is towing the car up to Elgin from his home in Brancepath, County Durham, and it is hoped Mr Davidson will be getting back behind the wheel. Since the last time the pensioner saw the Humber it has even had a starring role in the opening credits of the 1976 Likely Lads film. "I sold the car to a man from RAF Kinloss or Lossiemouth for £185. I watched him drive away and put it completely out of my mind. That was the last I saw of it until Robin got in touch 55-60 years later." Mr Davidson told BBC Scotland website.

"Bert Davidson, 83, will have one last drive in the 1929 Humber after its new owner got in touch. It was love at first sight for motor mechanic Bert Davidson. She was tucked away under a sheet in a coach builder's workshop in Elgin when he found her. With engine work needed, the 1929 Humber saloon required a little bit of love but once back at his father's garage and dressed in burgundy, he knew her silver headlamps would gleam. And so, Bert's time of courtship began. For two years, he popped into David Christopher's firm to see her. "I would say how about selling me that car, Mr Christopher?" recalls Bert. "He would reply, 'Oh, no, no, no laddie, I couldn't do that'." Like a would-be suitor, Bert visited the object of his affection often, politely pestering David, until eventually he gave in.
"Alright laddie, you can have it," David agreed. "How much have you got in your pocket?" The sale went through for £15. There were only 1000 of the Humber 9/28 classics manufactured between 1928 and 1930 and Bert had one of them. Today, there are only around 12 left that have survived the years intact.

"She wasn't in bad condition at all being under a sheet for all those years," says Bert. "I put a battery in and drove her straight home." Bert worked on his beloved car until she shone. Her engine, he says, sounded reasonably quiet. Which is why when a friend suggested he compete in the Kildrummy Rally - a newly launched vintage car road show - he jumped at the chance. In 1959, Bert Davidson drove to glory in his saloon, registration SO 3898, and took home first place in his class. "It was a lovely day," he says fondly. "I was the only kilted competitor there." - Link to "stv.tv"

1959 Kildrummy rally footage - http://movingimage.nls.uk/film/3103 .

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Registration number: SO 3898
✓ Taxed Tax due: 01 April 2018
MOT Exempt
Vehicle make HUMBER 9/28
Date of first registration May 1930
Year of manufacture 1929
Cylinder capacity (cc) 1057 cc
Fuel type PETROL
Export marker No
Vehicle status Tax not due
Vehicle colour MAROON

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