Lot 257 - 1960 Humber Super Snipe Series II
|Odometer reading||59,949 miles|
|Result||Sold - £7,000|
The 'Super Snipe' first emerged in the late 1930's, successfully becoming a car of discerning choice amongst the respectable management set. Various upgrades and improvements continued and the Series II model, launched in 1959 benefited from a 3.0 litre engine and front disc braking.
Specified in Biarritz Blue with pale blue leather, it was also optioned with individual Reuter front seats with veneered rear passenger trays, overdrive and drivers front wing mirror, supplied courtesy of Bowman’s Garages of South Croydon in August 1960. Today’s mileage of 59,949 miles is supported entirely by the comprehensive history and every MoT test certificate issued since 1965. It was used less frequently during the 1980's and was last taxed in 1995. It is presented at auction in 'garage find' condition. It runs very smoothly, drives and presents well. Close inspection shows it to be highly original and un-restored. The wood cappings and dashboard appear to be in first class condition with magnificent deep lustre and the rest of the interior looks as if it may respond well to some light cleaning and treatment to the leather. Whilst the car will no doubt require some tlc before being relied upon for trusty transport, it may be that it is not far off from being able to be enjoyed once again. This virtually one-owner Humber is a scarce treasure on many levels and should be a very attractive proposition to any collector who appreciates the charm of well-preserved originality from a golden age of vehicle design by one of the most respected British luxury car manufacturers.
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