Humber Snipe 80 Saloon 1934
The Humber marque originated from a bicycle company established by Thomas Humber in 1868. The first Humber four-wheel motor car arrived in 1901 and the company continued to develop a range of models in their Nottingham and Coventry factories so that by 1913, Humber was the second biggest British car manufacturer. The company purchased Commer in 1925 and Hillman in 1928, but in 1931, Humber became part of the Rootes Group empire. The superb build quality and stately styling of the Snipe and Pullman models meant that Humber became popular with the upper-middle classes in the 1930s.
We understand that this majestic Humber, with a powerful six cylinder, side-valve, three and a half litre engine, is in very original condition. The motor car retains its Snipe mascot and is equipped with the original freewheel device, sunroof, picnic tables, luggage rack with trunk and opening windscreen and rear quarter windows, together with all of the correct and original lamps, twin side mounts and wire wheels.
We are informed that the coachwork in very good order, as is the dashboard, cappings, door cards and carpets. The headlining has been renewed, however the original red upholstery would benefit from some attention.
The Snipe has been dry stored for a period of time, so will require recommissioning. The V5 registration document is supplied with the motor car.
An excellent opportunity to acquire a now rare pre-war Humber.
Guide: £8000 - 10000