Humber Super Snipe Mk II
1948-1950, 8361 produced.
Saloon,4 doors,4 seats
Convertible,2 doors,4 seats
Drophead Coupe,2 doors,4 seats
Estate,4 doors,4 seats
Humber launched its Super Snipe II in 1948, a much welcome improvement after the last Snipe model. The new car had smoother styling with faired headlamps in the front wings, although it still retained a familiar pre-war feel. The gearchange was operated by a column shift and independent front suspension was of a similar design to the previous model.
Although most Super Snipes had four door saloon bodies some limousine variants were also produced. More specialist coachwork was also available including a Tickford convertible and an estate version which featured all-steel panels (instead of the "Woody" construction popular in this period).
|4086cc||S6 SV||85mm x 120mm||6.25|
|Drivetrain||Steering||Front Suspension||Rear Suspension|
|Description||Auctioneer||Date||Hammer Price||Hammer Price
|467A||Humber Super Snipe MK II Drophead Coupe||Bonhams & Butterfields||13 Nov 2010||Not sold|
|24||Humber Super Snipe Tickford Drophead Coupe||BCA||7 Oct 2008||-||£12980.00|
|084||Humber Super Snipe Convertible||H&H Sales Limited||28 Jul 2004||£7800.00||-|
|027||Humber Super Snipe Drophead Coupé by tickford||BCA||19 Apr 2004||Not sold|
Staid of execution
|Publication||Classic & Sports Car February 2002|
|Staid of execution - It might have looked like a toby jug, but the Humber Super Snipe is surprisingly sophisticated. Richard Heseltine feels the width of a quality Brit.|