1949 Humber Super Snipe Convertible

Humber Super Snipe

Year: 1949
Chassis no: 8801475HS0
Registration: VDY511
Registered In: UK
Price: £27,000

1949 Humber Super Snipe Convertible

Chassis number: 8801475HS0

Registration Number: VDY511

The Super Snipe Mk. II was announced in mid-September 1948 and was mostly redesigned in chassis and body. Now a full six-seater with a bench-type front seat, it was given a wider track and a variable ratio steering unit. 124 Mk. II Super Snipes were made by the Newport Pagnell coachbuilders Tickford and were equipped with streamlined six-seater convertible bodies, detachable panels enclosing rear wheels, and concealed door hinges. These were much more sophisticated than the Super Snipe open tourers which the firm had produced during World War II and which had been favourites with the military as staff cars.

Of the original 124 Tickford bodied examples, a dozen were earmarked for British Royal Family touring duties on the African continent. It is believed that only 26 of these handbuilt cars have survived, even fewer actually still being on the road as this rarity is.

The car was repatriated from the Middle East & now resides in a small collection.  The cream paint is of more recent origin & presents well.  The interior is green along with green door cards & green carpets.  A new cast iron head was recently sourced & fitted with the old head being in the boot of the car.

These Humbers are simply vast vehicles with acres of room & seating for 6 in comfort.  It starts readily & runs beautfully with easy gear changes from the column mounted lever.  The hood is of beige canvas & is in good order overall & is easy for two people to lower or erect.

Viewing are by appointment  in the Black country near Kiddrminster.

Back to sales vehicles

Vehicle details

Additional Information / Service History

1949 Humber Super Snipe Convertible

Chassis number: 8801475HS0

Registration Number: VDY511

The Super Snipe Mk. II was announced in mid-September 1948 and was mostly redesigned in chassis and body. Now a full six-seater with a bench-type front seat, it was given a wider track and a variable ratio steering unit. 124 Mk. II Super Snipes were made by the Newport Pagnell coachbuilders Tickford and were equipped with streamlined six-seater convertible bodies, detachable panels enclosing rear wheels, and concealed door hinges. These were much more sophisticated than the Super Snipe open tourers which the firm had produced during World War II and which had been favourites with the military as staff cars.

Of the original 124 Tickford bodied examples, a dozen were earmarked for British Royal Family touring duties on the African continent. It is believed that only 26 of these handbuilt cars have survived, even fewer actually still being on the road as this rarity is.

The car was repatriated from the Middle East & now resides in a small collection.  The cream paint is of more recent origin & presents well.  The interior is green along with green door cards & green carpets.  A new cast iron head was recently sourced & fitted with the old head being in the boot of the car.

These Humbers are simply vast vehicles with acres of room & seating for 6 in comfort.  It starts readily & runs beautfully with easy gear changes from the column mounted lever.  The hood is of beige canvas & is in good order overall & is easy for two people to lower or erect.

Viewing are by appointment  in the Black country near Kiddrminster.

RICHARD BIDDULPH
SALES & VALUATIONS

m: +44 (0) 7967 260 673
e: richard@vandp.net

SIMONE DELLA CORTE
SHOWROOM MANAGER

t: +44 (0)7377 070 943
e: simone@vandp.net

MICHAEL KLIEBENSTEIN
EUROPEAN SALES and MARKETING

m: +49 170 204 3831
e: michael.kliebenstein@t-online.de

JAN KURTY
EASTERN EUROPE SALES and MARKETING

m: +44 7872 932 675
e: kurtyinterbiz@btinternet.com

Back to sales vehicles

Similarly Priced Vehicles

Vehicles within 20% of price
VINTAGE AND PRESTIGE OF NORTHAMPTON LTD
Company reg. no: 1257 3400
Vintage and Prestige of Northampton Ltd and the V&P trade marks are owned & operated by: Visayas Vintage Car Restoration Inc. For full licensing information and details please refer to our 'About V&P' section