Humber Super Snipe Mk IV
1952-1956, 17993 produced.
Saloon,4 doors,4 seats
Humber launched its first model to feature an overhead valve engine in 1952, the new Super Snipe IV. The new engine measured 4138cc and featured seven main crankshaft bearings and produced 116bhp. Another welcome new feature was the all-synchromesh gearbox which could be specified with an overdrive option.
The new 'Snipe also had revised styling which looked lighter and less formal than the outgoing Super Snipe III, the interior was well appointed and included a handsome wood dashboard. The usual Super Snipe bodystyles were available comprising of either saloon or touring limousine.
|4139cc||S6 OHV||88.9mm x 111.1mm||7.13|
|Drivetrain||Steering||Front Suspension||Rear Suspension|
For Queen & Country
|Publication||Classic & Sports Car November 2007|
|For Queen & Country- Martin Buckley brushes up on royal etiquette aboard a Humber Super Snipe built for the Commonwealth Tour.|
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.|