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Humber Coventry Royal Humberette 1904
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A car, which was one of the first to be driven in the streets of Alexandra, New Zealand, is now 100 years on and remains fully road worthy.
This 1904 Coventry six and a half horsepower Humberette first belonged to late Alexandra dredgemaster and engineer Capt. Robert Ross, who was one of the first Alexandra man to own a car. Robert was an immigrant from Scotland, whilst his wife Sarah was born in Australia. They had a family of four girls and lived in Alexandra until their deaths in 1945 and 1958 respectively.
After Robert's death, his wife sought a new home for the Humber. The family of of the late engineer Bob Turnbull became the next owners of the car and Bob was given the car in 1946 and had it roadworthy to take it from Christchurch to Dunedin with his brother on New Year's Eve in 1952. It took them 19 hours and 55 minutes to get to Dunedin from Christchurch.
These Humberettes were built by a bicycle company. It is believed that there are only about a dozen of these examples left in the world and it is thought that this is is the only remaining model in New Zealand.
What an amazing piece of New Zealand history. This museum piece is in concours condition and very sweet to drive.
Various old photos and literature available including photos of car with first owners, Vintage Car Club ID and certificates etc. This is Chassis number 480.
Car will be sold WOF'd and Registered.
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NOTIFICATION AS TO NATURE OF GOODS IN TERMS OF THE CONSUMER GUARANTEES ACT 1993
Waimak Classic Cars accepts that the vehicle being sold must be of “acceptable quality” in terms of section 7 of the Consumer Guarantees Act 1993 (the Act) having regard to “the nature of the goods”.
Waimak Classic Cars is not aware of any specific defects with the vehicle, however (a) such a vehicle being a classic vehicle may have mechanical breakdowns, electrical failures at inconvenient times and maintenance costs being part of and parcel of ownership of a classic car; (b) reliability is a combination of the particular nature of the classic vehicle, how it is being driven, how it has been maintained, and to a certain extent luck.
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