1914 Humbrette Model 8 - Franschhoek Motor Museum

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1914 Humbrette Model 8


One of the best light cars of its era.

V-twin engine. Water-cooling introduced for 1914.

Car weighs only 365 kg.

Leather-lined cone clutch.

70 Humbrettes were made every week. In 1913 Humber was the UK’s second biggest manufacturer.

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Technical:

Engine: 998 CC V-twin side-valve
Power: 6 KW @ n/a r/min
Transmission: Manual 3-spd
Max speed: n/a km/h


This post is part of a series from my recent visit to the Franschhoek Motor Museum. See the other posts here:
1911 Ford Model T - Franschhoek Motor Museum
1904 Mars Carette - Franschhoek Motor Museum
1904 Oldsmobile Curved Dash - Franschhoek Motor Museum
1903 Ford Model A - Franschhoek Motor Museum
Worldly Wanders #10 - Franschhoek Motor Museum, Cape Winelands, South Africa

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I have always had a secret desire to own and love a classic car like this. Alas, money eludes me!

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Dang!! I know that feeling!! These cars are only for the super rich hey 😉

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Yes, sadly...I suppose the insurance would be a killer

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Funny enough, insurance can be pretty reasonable on these old cars. There are insurers that specifically insure old cars at an agreed upon value with a pretty decent rate 😊

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Really? I always thought that , because of their uniqueness, insurance would be through the roof...One learns every day. Have you ever thought of restoring one?

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My son had an old Maserati for a while, they have limited mileage insurance packs at reasonable prices. If you steal something like the 1914 model above , you could never use it , too few around!

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I would sneak a try!! I couldn't imagine how exhilarating it must be!

Such a beauty....thank you for sharing

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You are a vintage car lover ?

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Of Cos I do...don't I just love the ride in your beetle....

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👍🏼👍🏼😂

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My greatest pleasure... Thanks for stopping by 😁

Beautiful and very advanced for its time with water cooling!

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Hehe - must have been hey!! ☺️

I really like pictures of old cars and you did a great job! I also love that you only post the picture, but also give the technical details of the car.

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Enjoy your day!

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Thanks for the comment. I'll definitely pop by and have a look 😉

Its in amazing condition, I love how cars back then still has the carriage design.. like you just take the engine out and put horses in front of it.

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Hehe - they were amazing hey! So different to today but awesome!!

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Its a great example of showing how change is a process not something that is instant.

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There are a few of them at 5he open main in Kimberley

Great job