The wonderful Humber Museum in Hull is set to close with 20 Humbers up for sale.
What is the collective noun for an assembly of Humbers? An “astonishment”, an “amazement”? Well, we have to confess, we don’t know. However, we do know both of the above could apply to the collection of a lifetime amassed by Alan Marshall whose remarkable group of Humber motors cars along with the museum that houses them is up for sale, lock, stock and original petrol can.
In the 1960’s in a disused potato yard Alan began his journey. Little did he know it would grow to the truly wonderful place it is today.
After discovering the delights of Humber motor cars whilst driving Army Staff Cars during WWII, Mr M Snr acquired his first car for ninety quid! That car, a Humber Pullman is the corner stone upon which the collection is built.
Many of cars in the collection today were the pride of the British establishment and give an amazing insight into the rapidly changing world of post war Britain in the 50’, 60’s & 70’s. One of the most intriguing must be a car used by HRH The Queen Mother. If that car could tell a tale…..
The collection and the museum itself have become celebrities in their own right, featuring on several high-profile TV programmes.
This must be one of the most delightful collections ever to come to market. Viewings are actively encouraged and the collection is for sale as whole or in parts starting from as little as £3,000.
Surely, Mr Marshall should be considered for a Knighthood for the wonderful preservation of British motoring heritage.
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