A Yorkshireman’s HUMBER

Ivor Waterhouse’s restored Humber Light Reconnaissance Car Mk. III made quite the impression at 2023’s Yorkshire Wartime Experience, as Craig Moore reports

Ivor’s interest in Humbers dates back some years to a time when he helped a Humber armoured vehicle collector, Dave Rolands, to convert a Humber chassis into a World War Two Humber Light Reconnaissance Car (LRC), copying the parts of a borrowed restored example. The Mk.1 Humber LRC and the Humber Ironside armoured VIP Special Saloon used the Humber 2x4 Snipe luxury saloon chassis. The Government had wanted a 4x4 version, so the chassis was stretched to enable the transfer box to be fitted on the back of the gearbox. The armoured bulge, ‘the bump’, ensures there is room inside the fighting compartment for the driver’s feet.

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