Page 321. 1923 ‘Popular’ Humber Model No 6 Ladies. SOLD

‘CYCLE MANUFACTURES BY ROYAL WARRANT TO HIS MAJESTY THE KING’

1923 ‘Popular’ Humber Model No 6 Ladies

with Detachable Metal Gearcase

25″ Frame

28″ Wheels

This rare 1920s Humber has recently emerged from long-term dry storage. It is in excellent ‘time-warp’ preserved condition, with its original Humber transfers intact, faded nickel handlebars and fork-tops and ornate Humber ‘H’ lamp-holder. The rear carrier rack appears to have been fitted from new, and a wicker basket is attached to it with a leather strap.

The string dress-guard is brittle and broken in places. The leather saddle is comfortable and in good condition apart from a small tear (pictured). The paintwork retains some of the original box-lining. It still has its original handlebar grips. Tyres and tubes are good. Mechanically serviced and ready to ride.

As I’m sure you’re aware, most ebay sellers would strip a bike like this to make a greater profit selling its parts. I do the opposite – I buy the parts to bring bikes back to life so they can be used again. Luckily, this particular one  was intact when I bought it: I prefer it to be preserved just as it is, its fading glory illustrating a time when Great Britain’s engineering prowess ruled the world.

Humber made bicycles for the Royal Family and represented the ultimate in quality …which is why, ninety years later, this ‘Humber Popular No 6’ is in the same first class mechanical condition as the day it left the factory.


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AND LARGER PHOTOS

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OWNER: BuyVintage Online Auctions

LOCATION: Brighton, E.Sussex, United Kingdom

DELIVERY is not included in this auction.

Britain – delivery is £50 for a bicycle to mainland UK

WORLDWIDE DELIVERY by FED-EX/UPS etc

£150 to USA, Canada

£250 everywhere else

PAYMENT: Paypal, cheque, bank transfer

AFTER PURCHASE: Please email me your phone numbers; I prefer to speak to all purchasers personally.

FEEDBACK: I do everything I can to make your purchase a pleasurable experience.

VEHICLE CONDITION: Vintage vehicles are wonderful beasts – but each has an individual personality and they sometimes have bad days just like you and me.

You will need basic mechanical skills (or a local mechanic) to use one on a regular basis.

These are rare vehicles whose values are not necessarily based on running order.

IF YOU DO NOT AGREE WITH THE ABOVE, PLEASE DO NOT BID.

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