Dinky Toys 165/256; Humber Hawk
Not quite the very poshest end of the Rootes Group - there were Humber Super-Snipes and Imperials which nosed higher up the pecking order but this is the one the Police and undertakers used. Similar to the Super-Snipe and the Imperial but a 4 cylinder 2.3 rather than the 3 litre six in the more up-market models however it had the same huge body and six-seater capacity.
I've just looked it up and it squeezed only 78bhp out of that 2.3 litre engine and weighed more than one and a half tons - the 1725cc Humber Sceptre managed over 90bhp. The Hawk was for the driver who wanted a big, comfortable car and had a lot of patience.
This is a classic Dinky toy, I really like it. It came as a two-tone saloon and as a Police car. Early releases of the civilian car had either maroon or green bodywork with contrasting lower sides and roof. Cream for the maroon car and black for the green car, these were made from 1959 to 1960, from 1960 to 1963 the car was green with black sides and a green roof. The Police car is always black and was made from 1960 to 1964. They all had windows and spring suspension.