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CowDriver
Alan Frisbie

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Re: Humber "Super Snipe"
Posted by: CowDriver
Date: January 24, 2011 05:20PM

I just discovered this thread today.

Samuelson, were you the guy who bid $500 on the Super Snipe wagon in Northridge (California) this weekend? I won the bid on the 1959 and the seller made me a combination deal on both it and the 1964 wagon. Now that I have two Super Snipe wagons, I have to figure out which one to put in running condition and which one to use for parts. At this point, the 1959 looks the most likely to run. The engine on the 1964 is frozen.

I've owned a 1962 Triumph TR4 since 1967, but this is my first Rootes car. I'm not sure exactly what I've gotten myself into, but it should be interesting! :-)

Alan


UK RUSS 1960 OLDS
RUSS WOODS
HUNTINGDON, CAMBS
(7 posts)

Registered:
02/14/2011 05:25PM

Main British Car:
1938 FORD MODEL Y ROADSTER ROVER 3.5

Re: Humber "Super Snipe"
Posted by: UK RUSS 1960 OLDS
Date: February 19, 2011 08:58PM

Hi Guys,

When i joined this forum because of the title i just assumed it was predominately English based and now realise it is more American (the members i mean).

Did you guys have the Humber Hawk as well in the states? Basicaly the poor mans version of the Super Snipe, came with a 4-pot 2.3 litre. My mate has got a couple of them, he says they look like a smaller version of a 55 chevy. He is in the throws of converting his one to a Ford 302 with AOD at the moment, should be out and about this May if all goes well.

Here are a couple of pics of it in it's standard form at one of the shows last season.

SDC15445.JPG

SDC15446.JPG

Cheers.

Russ.


gt40mk1
Pat Cargan
Biggin Hill, Kent, England
(18 posts)

Registered:
12/30/2010 03:22PM

Main British Car:
1949 Jowett Javelin 318 cu. in. Chrysler

Re: Humber "Super Snipe"
Posted by: gt40mk1
Date: March 07, 2011 02:23PM

hiya, saw this at a swap meet in essex this weekend...... picture is poor , I only had my mobile!
snipe.JPG


Bratfink
James Bratby
Indianapolis
(12 posts)

Registered:
09/29/2010 04:05PM

Main British Car:
66 MkIV Singer Vogue Estate 1725 (with Alpine S5 twin carb)

Re: Humber "Super Snipe"
Posted by: Bratfink
Date: March 24, 2011 12:58PM

@ UK Russ 1960 OLDS:

You live near where I grew up. There is a chap down in St Neots who has a modded Humber Sceptre, very nice indeed. He also did a Minx for his wife when they got married.

If you are wondering where the Aussie Charger went that used to rattle all the windows through the Alconbury's, I took brought it with me to the US, along with my MkIV Vogue estate.

@ everyone:

I haven't seen any Super Snipes here yet but there has been an Imperial or 2. I believe they were both sold here new but probably in limited numbers. Some were also brough over as dimplomatic cars for the various UK consulate offices.


UK RUSS 1960 OLDS
RUSS WOODS
HUNTINGDON, CAMBS
(7 posts)

Registered:
02/14/2011 05:25PM

Main British Car:
1938 FORD MODEL Y ROADSTER ROVER 3.5

Re: Humber "Super Snipe"
Posted by: UK RUSS 1960 OLDS
Date: June 01, 2011 10:14AM

Hi James,

Pretty sure we are talking about Ollie and Amy, if so they now live in the next village to me.

http://i579.photobucket.com/albums/ss233/UKRUSS1960OLDS/SDC10054.jpg

http://i579.photobucket.com/albums/ss233/UKRUSS1960OLDS/SDC10055.jpg

http://i579.photobucket.com/albums/ss233/UKRUSS1960OLDS/SDC10056.jpg

http://i579.photobucket.com/albums/ss233/UKRUSS1960OLDS/SDC10057.jpg

http://i579.photobucket.com/albums/ss233/UKRUSS1960OLDS/SDC10058.jpg

Guess that would be the car you meant.

Cheers.

Russ.



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Bratfink
James Bratby
Indianapolis
(12 posts)

Registered:
09/29/2010 04:05PM

Main British Car:
66 MkIV Singer Vogue Estate 1725 (with Alpine S5 twin carb)

Re: Humber "Super Snipe"
Posted by: Bratfink
Date: February 02, 2012 06:44PM

@ Russ,

Yes that's them. I saw they had moved, and built a new shop in the garden. Give them my regards next time you see them.

Love that Sceptre, Fizzle Fry (doing the Minx S2000 conversion) really needs to take a look at that car. Everything about it is right.


UK RUSS 1960 OLDS
RUSS WOODS
HUNTINGDON, CAMBS
(7 posts)

Registered:
02/14/2011 05:25PM

Main British Car:
1938 FORD MODEL Y ROADSTER ROVER 3.5

Re: Humber "Super Snipe"
Posted by: UK RUSS 1960 OLDS
Date: May 16, 2012 06:47PM

Hi James,

Sorry the pics have gone, i will try and reload them on photobucket and link them accross.

I have quite a few pics of Olly's Humber Sceptre. He blew the engine up a few months ago so has now changed it to a 2.0 Ford zetec and running it on throttle bodies.

Cheers.

Russ.



highmileage
B. D. Howard
LSD (Lower Slower Delaware)
(29 posts)

Registered:
08/10/2010 04:41PM

Main British Car:
Fidget and Jagrolet Fidget -Ford V8 powered Midget, Jag XJ w/ Chevy V8

Re: Humber "Super Snipe"
Posted by: highmileage
Date: May 31, 2012 02:59PM

Not a Humber but a Rootes Group product that has definitely been hot rodded and is for sale on fleabay.

This rather tasty '53 Hillman has a 350 Chevy and a 4 speed lurking beneath that stock-looking body.

Click: [cgi.ebay.com]
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