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David Fletcher looks at the variants of the Humber, the World War Two-era armoured car

Photographed from a low angle, this image shows a Humber Scout Car with the machine gun mounting shrouded
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Thomas Humber began making bicycles in the 19th century and opened a factory in Coventry, perhaps when he became involved in Harry J Lawson’s ‘Empire’. Our interest, however, dates from World War Two, by which time Humber had become a significant part of the Rootes Group, building cars aimed at the upper end of the market. 

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