Humber Super Snipe Mk III
1950-1952, 8703 produced.
Saloon,4 doors,4 seats
Convertible,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). In 1950 more changes and improvements were introduced on the Super Snipe III.
|4086cc||S4 SV||85mm x 120mm||6.25|
|Drivetrain||Steering||Front Suspension||Rear Suspension|
|Description||Auctioneer||Date||Hammer Price||Hammer Price
|251||Humber Super Snipe Mk. III||Historics at Brooklands||18 Feb 2012||-||£8800.00|
|021||Humber Super Snipe (1950)||H&H Sales Limited||29 May 2002||-||£10500.00|
|011||Humber Super Snipe (1950)||Christies||12 Sep 1992||£1250.00||-|
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.|