The Humber Sceptre MK I, introduced in 1963, was a luxury car based on the Hillman Super Minx.

It featured a unique roof, glass and upper/rear bodywork not shared with the Super Minx or the related Singer Vogue.

The Sceptre was originally intended as a four-door replacement for the Sunbeam Rapier, but was launched as a Humber, while the Rapier continued in production with little modification until 1967.

This resulted in the Sceptre's more sporty character compared to traditional Humbers.

The Sceptre was positioned at the top of the mid-range Rootes Group cars, above the Hillman Super Minx and Singer Vogue.

It featured similar twin headlight styling to the Vogue and a more powerful 80 bhp (60 kW; 81 PS) version of the 1,592 cc (97.1 cu in) Minx engine.

The high level of equipment included disc front brakes, overdrive, screen washers, reversing lamp, rev counter and a full range of instruments. Automatic transmission was made available later. A MK IA was introduced in 1964.

Whilst the Super Minx and Vogue received revised six light styling in 1964, the Sceptre body continued unchanged until 1965 when it was replaced by the MK II. Production of the MK I and IA models totaled 17,011 units

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