Humber of Coventry grew out of the cycle company started in 1868. So may car brands evolved from cycles and cycle components to the new motor car.The sheer quantity of models Humber produced from small to large vehicles was as remarkable pre first war as it was after it. The Rootes brothers took a finacial interest in Humber in the late 1920's and by the early 1930's Humber became the first brand of car under Rootes control. Post war Humber produced 4 models - the Hawk, Snipe, Super Snipe, all sharing the same body with differing engines, as well as the longer Pullman limousines. By 1963 Humber brought out the new Sceptre based on the modified shell of a Hillman Super Minx / Singer Vogue. Following the design and production of the Imp, Humber and Rootes were taken over by Chrysler in 1967.