Taken at the recent VSCC ‘Light Car Welsh’, this picture of a Humber saloon in full flight demonstrates perfectly how vintage cars should be used. We especially like the spattering of mud all over the car, and the map being read. We would naturally never accuse the person so doing with being a back-seat driver – merely an excellent navigator.
According to Demaus and Tarring in The Humber Story, 201 saloons and 165 fabric saloons were made in 1928 on the 19/20 chassis. We are not experts on the marque, but this looks like the former type to us.
The 9/20 was the 1926 development of the 1925 8/18, with increased engine capacity (now 1,056cc) and longer wheelbase, wider track and half-elliptic springing all round. For the first time, therefore, this small Humber model could carry full four-seater coachwork in open and closed form. We can certainly see in our Slider its ability to accommodate four people in some comfort. The 9/20 was to become one of the most popular of any Humber model.
Photo courtesy of Peter McFadyen. See his website: http://petermcfadyen.co.uk