Classics, passion for the past

1956 Humber 80 MK VIII

NZ$ 10850

Body Sedan
Odometer
Fuel type Petrol
Engine 1500 cc
Transmission Manual
Exterior Color Green
Interior Color Brown
Upholstery Leather
Steering Rhd
The New Zealand importer/assembler Todd Motors created the Humber 80 and Humber 90, badge-engineered models based respectively on the Minx and Super Minx, both as a way to secure scarce additional import licences for CKD assembly kits and to give Humber dealers a smaller car to sell alongside the locally assembled Hawk and Super Snipe.

The name “Todd Motors” is familiar to many in the automotive sector. It was started by Charles Todd, who was Sir John’s grandfather, and imported the first motor cars into West Otago and established Heriot Motor Garage in 1912 to service them. It was a sub-dealer for Commer trucks, BSA motorcycles and Studebaker and Ford cars 1914.

Charles Todd also acquired regional Ford distributorship and Ford tractors before the company’s garages expanded throughout Otago and Southland leveraging off stock and station outlets. Todd Motor Company (TMC) was established 1923 under Desmond Todd as the South Island’s distributor for Wolseley 1922. It became the first national distributor with Gray in 1922 and Maxwell, later Chrysler, in 1924. Its North Island dealership network started in 1923 with the head office relocated to New Zealand’s capital city a year later. The Oakland (General Motors) distributorship acquired for Wellington region in 1924 and it held the Chrysler sole brand by 1925. Todd Motors became a distributor for Rootes (Hillman and Humber) in 1931.

ABOUT THIS CAR

Chassis 1571316
Only 3 owners from new - first owner 21 years, 2nd owner 13 years, 3rd owner 28 years.
Low Mileage, which we believe to be genuine.
This is pretty much an original, unrestored example of this model, that's had a paint job at some point in its life.
Starts first pop and runs sweet - very pleasant to drive
Body looks clean and paintwork is good.
Interior fully original.
Four speed column shift.
Buy yourself a peace of New Zealand's motoring history. Not something you come across everyday so a bit of a rarity nowadays.

Very nice example - lovely wee classic to enjoy with family and to travel in around New Zealand.

Car will be sold WOF'd and Registered, if sold in New Zealand.

TRANSPORT / WORLDWIDE SHIPPING CAN BE ORGANISED ON THIS VEHICLE.

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