Humber Hawk Mk I & II
|Body and chassis|
|Body style||4-door saloon|
|Engine||1944 cc Straight-4 side-valve|
|Wheelbase||114 inches (2896 mm)|
|Length||178 inches (4521 mm)|
|Width||69 inches (1753 mm)|
The Hawk was the first Humber car to be launched after World War II, but was not really a new vehicle, being heavily based on the pre-war Hillman 14. The engine dated back to the early 1930s, when it was first used in the Hillman 12 and was a 1944 cc, side-valve, four-cylinder unit and it drove a live rear axle through a four-speed gearbox with centrally located floor change.
The four-door body was mounted on a separate chassis and was of the six-light design (three windows on each side) with a sunshine roof as standard. Suspension was independent at the front using a transverse leaf spring, and at the rear the axle had half-elliptic springs.
The Mark II version of September 1947 was a very mild facelift, the main difference being a column gear change.
Top speed was around 65 mph (105 km/h).
A Humber Hawk Mk II rear view