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My main memory of them was Superintendant Lockhart using one in No Hiding Place! :-D


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Peter.N. wrote:
14 Jan 2021, 00:29
I had one of these the first time round - wouldn't mind another one. Mine was a bit older than that.
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Informative video Peter enjoyed that. Lovely looking example of the Humber Hawk but you can see why the likes of the Rover P6 , even the Triumph 2000 were more appealing, and the offerings from Ford in the early/mid 60's were far more modern in comparison.

A Humber Super Snipe appeared on the Avengers episode I watched the other day.
Avengers s05e02 The Fear Merchants
Avengers s05e02 The Fear Merchants
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My Uncle Fred had a Humber estate car decades ago. When it 'died' (mid 70s') it ended up on an Army firing range (Fred was in the Army), where it finally succumbed to an armour piercing shell into the engine bay.

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Shame!

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Gibbo2286 wrote:
14 Jan 2021, 11:36
In Egypt I fitted a new engine in a Humber staff box,( look it up) :) for the workshop CO, we also had a couple of more modern Humber trucks a bit like an inflated Austin Gypsy, can't find a photo at the moment.
The Humber Box I presume
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Humber Heavy Utility (1942) owned by Peter le Conte
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And the one that looks like an inflated Austin Gypsy possibly
The Humber FV1601 One Ton truck
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I can just see Captain Mannering, Sergeant Wilson and Corporal Jones jumping out of that!! :-D

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That's them Neil. :-D the modern Humber was a delight to drive but I only had the occasional go, my regular truck was a Bedford RL stores box van.

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I feel a weekend fisher/camper coming on:


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I just spotted this on ebay if it takes anyone's fancy:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Citroen-Bx-G ... Sw9MZfupjD

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mickthemaverick wrote:
19 Jan 2021, 14:13
I just spotted this on ebay if it takes anyone's fancy:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Citroen-Bx-G ... Sw9MZfupjD
A good candidate to complete my AX, BX, CX and ZX set Mick ;) Although it would be better if it was a white one :D My dream garage set of 'X' Citroens would all be white :cool:

These were always the Cinderella and totally overshadowed by the 'Valver' BX 16v GTi... A shame really....

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19 Jan 2021, 14:41

These were always the Cinderella and totally overshadowed by the 'Valver' BX 16v GTi... A shame really....
I had the 16V which still ties with my Lancia Delta HF Turbo as the best car I have owned (for my likes of course!) and that is what I was looking for when I came across this 8V. I'm sure a few cans of white paint, a new garage, and the white ZX I found are all within reach Jim! Just need to find a white CX!! :-D

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The BX 16V is magical Mick :D Such a shame so many were slaughtered, along with the Pug 405 Mi16, to create the Pug 205 GTi Mi16 :sad:

Back in the day when I ran a (standard 1.6) 205 GTi and attended the 2005 French Car Show I found I was very unwelcome on the BX GTi stand such was the displeasure they felt toward 205 GTi owners at the time...

I did not understand then but I do now...

Looking forward to seeing the white CX I know you'll find for me Mick :D

I then need to get that five car garage with basic living accommodation attached all sorted out... I need five garage spaces as it would be unfair to leave Sally out in the cold...

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19 Jan 2021, 14:54

I then need to get that five car garage with basic living accommodation attached all sorted out... I need five garage spaces as it would be unfair to leave Sally out in the cold...
I think you need 6 spaces Jim, 5 for car beds and one for the pit and rolling road! :-D

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The 8v is no slouch. My son-in-law had a K-reg one, luscious deep green metallic, green velour, green glass, black interior. Once we had re-done the grounding points (lovely PSA push-ons!), the car was an absolute joy, and an interesting comparison to our one-year-older 19RD.

I have ambitions to get Jim behind the wheel of a BX (maybe ours) one day... 8-)

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mickthemaverick wrote:
19 Jan 2021, 15:28
CitroJim wrote:
19 Jan 2021, 14:54

I then need to get that five car garage with basic living accommodation attached all sorted out... I need five garage spaces as it would be unfair to leave Sally out in the cold...
I think you need 6 spaces Jim, 5 for car beds and one for the pit and rolling road! :-D
Yes, absolutely Mick :D And a garage for my bikes and a room for my indoor cycling activities too ;)
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I have ambitions to get Jim behind the wheel of a BX (maybe ours) one day... 8-)
That would be magical Chris :cool: I would absolutely love to :-D

But ultimately dangerous.... I would then be so tempted to have one of my own... I have a track record for that... It would not be the first time it would have happened...