Humber Super Snipe V/Imperial

Produced: 1964-1967, 3032 produced.
Types: Saloon,4 doors,4 seats
Estate,4 doors,4 seats

The last full-size Humber saloons entered production in 1964, the Super Snipe V and Imperial. Both models retained the four headlamp styling introduced on the 'Snipe III along with the new rear-end introduced on the IV. Window frames were now chrome plated and the expensive Imperial sported a fashionable vinyl roof covering.

Whilst the Imperial featured a three speed automatic gearbox most Super Snipes had the three-speed plus overdrive manual transmission. Power steering and twin carburettors were standard equipment on both models making them more desirable than the early 'Snipe versions. Production of both variants finished in 1967.

2965ccS6 OHV
Auction Sales History
Description Auctioneer Date Hammer Price Hammer Price
(inc premium)
108 Humber Imperial Barons 20 Sep 2005 Not sold
072 Humber Imperial Christies 7 Jun 2004 - £5287.00
054 Humber Imperial BCA 14 Feb 2004 - £1050.00
274 Humber Imperial Saloon (1964) Bonhams & Brooks 14 Jun 2001 - £2760.00
208 Humber Imperial (1965) RTS Auctions Ltd 18 Feb 2001 £1050.00 -
021 Humber Imperial (1966) Telford Motor Auctions Ltd 12 Jun 1999 - -
065 Humber Imperial Saloon (1966) H&H Sales Limited 22 Jul 1998 £2200.00 -
059 Humber Super Snipe (1964) BCA 23 Feb 1998 £1700.00 -
214 Humber Super Snipe (1964) RTS Auctions Ltd 12 Oct 1997 £425.00 -
247 Humber Imperial (1965) RTS Auctions Ltd 29 Jun 1997 Not sold
015 Humber Super Snipe (1964) BCA 2 Jun 1997 Not sold
019 Humber Imperial (1966) ADT 20 Feb 1995 £450.00 -
004 Humber Super Snipe (1965) ADT 3 Oct 1994 Not sold
513 Humber Super Snipe (1966) Sothebys 28 Feb 1994 £2125.00 -
Magazine Articles
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Article Buying Power - Humber Hawk & Super Snipe (1957-1968)
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Publication Classic Car Weekly 14 July 2010
Buying Power - Humber Hawk & Super Snipe (1957-1968) - The plush flagship of the Rootes Group's Sixties machines were the Humber Hawk, Super Snipe and ultra-luxurious imperial.  RICHARD GUNN compares and contrasts the range.
Article Buying Power - Humber Hawk and Super Snipe
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Publication Classic Car Weekly 27 September 2007
Buying Power - Humber Hawk and Super Snipe- One of the finest British luxury cars of its day, the Humber Super Snipe combined effortless six-cylinder engines with traditional wood and leather with a hint of Americana in the styling.  IAN SEABROOk tells you how to acquire some Coventry-built luxury without the Big Car premium....and also looks at the Hawk and Imperial offshoots.  Andrew McAdam of Macs Factors is on hand as out Rootes expert.
Article Luxury Cruisers
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Publication Classics Monthly Spring 2007
Luxury Cruisers - It's the 1960s, and Merely owning a car is no longer a status symbol.  What matters now is which car you own.  Ford Humber Jaguar
Article Road Test - Humber Super Snipe
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Publication Classic Car Weekly 17 February 2005
Road Test - Humber Super Snipe - Built 1958-67, four-door, five-and six-seater saloons, estates and limousines.  Front-engined, rear-wheel-drive.  2651cc to 2965cc six-cylinder engines.
Article Staid of execution
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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.
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