1961 Humber Super Snipe *SOLD*
SOLD! THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST.
This elegant six-cylinder Humber is presented in highly original "survivor" condition and is likely the most original Super Snipe you'll find on the market today. The Super Snipe was the first British production car to have a 4-headlamp arrangement and it was often the choice of dignitaries in Britain and the Colonies thanks to its subtle styling and silky six-cylinder. This example has a delightful "broken-in" feel to which is bolstered by fascinating ownership history and meticulous maintenance.
Specifications and Options:
- Smooth running 3-Liter Inline Six Cylinder
- Borg Warner 3-speed automatic transmission
- Power steering
- Optional Reutter split front seats
- 41,674 original miles
The Humber was first purchased by a Manhattan woman in 1961 for use at her Vermont summer home, where it was chauffeur-driven throughout her ownership. The car remained in her possession until her death in the early 2000's. It was subsequently repainted and, in 2006, was acquired by the third and current owner. It is lovingly maintained via her family's British car repair shop. It has covered only 41,674 miles since new and has been displayed at the British Invasion in Stowe, VT on several occasions.
- Rust free body shell
- Excellent mechanical condition
- Good Paint, recently polished
- Original chrome and brightwork
- Original leather, wood and carpet all in finely preserved condition
- Recent valve job and decoke, hardened valve seats installed
- 90% correct and original
This fine motor is a handsome and rare survivor that displays a wonderful patina and has loads of character. It is totally usable on a regular basis and certainly nice enough for preservation class awards. If a Rover is simply too flashy for you, this is the way to go! A matching pair of his/hers Humber bicycles are also available with the car.
Contact us at 203-676-4253 or at email@example.com for information.