HUMBER 12 (1933-34)
Sports tourer, saloonm Vogue saloon, drophead coupé.
Bridging a gap in the Rootes range with the first of the three-bearing fours that culminated in the post-war Hawk family, though on 42bhp it's not going to set many rivers on fire. Typical Humber engineering, with X-braced frame, Bendix brakes and four-speed 'box: flat radiator continued into '34 on this model, which acquires such gimmicks as a free wheel and a Startix that slip on. Standard saloons only in '33, star of the '34 range being the two-door Vogue with its plunging belt line, rear trunk and 'Continental'-style spare wheel. Did Molyneaux really design it?