1964 Humber Super Snipe Series IV Saloon  Chassis no. B8204486 BW HLO

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1964 Humber Super Snipe Series IV Saloon
Registration no. EYY 888B Chassis no. B8204486 BW HLO

Sold for £ 8,437 (US$ 11,462) inc. premium
1964 Humber Super Snipe Series IV Saloon
Registration no. EYY 888B
Chassis no. B8204486 BW HLO
Odometer reading: TBC
MOT: Exempt



*Believed retailed by Arthur Mulliner
*Formerly owned by Lord Harris
*Present ownership since 2004


A large luxury saloon, the Humber Super Snipe first appeared in the late 1930s, finding a ready market within the ranks of Civil Service officialdom and the middle class professions, and continued in mildly face-lifted form post-WW2. A more radical re-style marked the arrival of the MkII in 1948, but the first major mechanical revision came in 1952 when a new chassis was introduced and the long-running sidevalve six replaced by a Commer overhead-valve unit. Re-styled at the same time, this new Super Snipe progressed through Marks IV, IVA and IVB before being superseded by the unitary construction Series I in 1958. The Series I Super Snipe's new bodyshell was shared with the contemporary four-cylinder Hawk, but the former's engine was an all-new 2.65-litre six-cylinder unit. Improvements to the Super Snipe appeared almost annually, a 2.96-litre engine and front-wheel disc brakes arriving in 1959 (Series II); a four-headlamp front end in 1960 (Series III); and a slightly more powerful engine in September 1962 (Series IV). Production of these large and luxurious Humbers finally ceased in 1967, the Super Snipe Series VA being the last of this popular line.
Believed sold new via Arthur Mulliner, this automatic-transmission Series IV was purchased by the current vendor in June 2004 from well-respected dealers Hurst Park Automobiles (Kevin and Trevor Wooding), its immediately preceding owner being Lord Harris. The purchase invoice is on file and the car also comes with sundry bills; five MoTs (most recent expired 2005); and an old-style V5C Registration Certificate.
The Humber has been on static display for a number of years and as such will require recommissioning prior to road use. Please also note this Lot is subject to UK import tax at the reduced rate of 5% if it is to remain in the UK.

Footnotes

  • Vendor Score Total: 58 /100

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    Key for sellers' assessments:
    1/5 POOR. A project vehicle | Requires urgent attention | Damaged | Parts missing
    2/5 AVERAGE. Useable condition | Requires some attention | Light damage
    3/5 GOOD. Drive away | Presents well | Good history file | Drives well
    4/5 VERY GOOD. Well restored | Running and driving with no noticeable faults | Sound throughout
    5/5 EXCELLENT. Concours condition | Beautifully presented | Driving very well

    EXTERIOR TOTAL: 15 /25
    Body Work: 3
    Paint: 3
    Glass: 3
    Chrome/Plastics/Trim: 3
    Wheels/Tyres: 3

    RUNNING GEAR TOTAL: 12 /20
    Gearbox/Clutch: 3
    Axles: 3
    Suspension: 3
    Brakes: 3

    INTERIOR TOTAL: 12 /20
    Seats: 3
    Dashboard/Door cards/Carpets: 3
    Headlining: 3
    Trim: 3

    ELECTRICAL TOTAL: 6 /10
    Main components: 3
    Ancillary components: 3

    ENGINE TOTAL: 12 /20
    Starting: 3
    Running: 3
    Under Bonnet: 3
    Mechanical components: 3

    Car History File: 1
1964 Humber Super Snipe Series IV Saloon  Chassis no. B8204486 BW HLO
1964 Humber Super Snipe Series IV Saloon  Chassis no. B8204486 BW HLO
1964 Humber Super Snipe Series IV Saloon  Chassis no. B8204486 BW HLO
1964 Humber Super Snipe Series IV Saloon  Chassis no. B8204486 BW HLO
1964 Humber Super Snipe Series IV Saloon  Chassis no. B8204486 BW HLO
1964 Humber Super Snipe Series IV Saloon  Chassis no. B8204486 BW HLO
1964 Humber Super Snipe Series IV Saloon  Chassis no. B8204486 BW HLO
1964 Humber Super Snipe Series IV Saloon  Chassis no. B8204486 BW HLO
1964 Humber Super Snipe Series IV Saloon  Chassis no. B8204486 BW HLO
1964 Humber Super Snipe Series IV Saloon  Chassis no. B8204486 BW HLO
1964 Humber Super Snipe Series IV Saloon  Chassis no. B8204486 BW HLO
1964 Humber Super Snipe Series IV Saloon  Chassis no. B8204486 BW HLO
1964 Humber Super Snipe Series IV Saloon  Chassis no. B8204486 BW HLO
1964 Humber Super Snipe Series IV Saloon  Chassis no. B8204486 BW HLO
1964 Humber Super Snipe Series IV Saloon  Chassis no. B8204486 BW HLO
1964 Humber Super Snipe Series IV Saloon  Chassis no. B8204486 BW HLO
1964 Humber Super Snipe Series IV Saloon  Chassis no. B8204486 BW HLO
1964 Humber Super Snipe Series IV Saloon  Chassis no. B8204486 BW HLO
1964 Humber Super Snipe Series IV Saloon  Chassis no. B8204486 BW HLO
1964 Humber Super Snipe Series IV Saloon  Chassis no. B8204486 BW HLO
1964 Humber Super Snipe Series IV Saloon  Chassis no. B8204486 BW HLO
1964 Humber Super Snipe Series IV Saloon  Chassis no. B8204486 BW HLO
1964 Humber Super Snipe Series IV Saloon  Chassis no. B8204486 BW HLO
1964 Humber Super Snipe Series IV Saloon  Chassis no. B8204486 BW HLO
1964 Humber Super Snipe Series IV Saloon  Chassis no. B8204486 BW HLO
1964 Humber Super Snipe Series IV Saloon  Chassis no. B8204486 BW HLO
1964 Humber Super Snipe Series IV Saloon  Chassis no. B8204486 BW HLO
1964 Humber Super Snipe Series IV Saloon  Chassis no. B8204486 BW HLO
1964 Humber Super Snipe Series IV Saloon  Chassis no. B8204486 BW HLO
1964 Humber Super Snipe Series IV Saloon  Chassis no. B8204486 BW HLO
1964 Humber Super Snipe Series IV Saloon  Chassis no. B8204486 BW HLO
1964 Humber Super Snipe Series IV Saloon  Chassis no. B8204486 BW HLO
1964 Humber Super Snipe Series IV Saloon  Chassis no. B8204486 BW HLO
1964 Humber Super Snipe Series IV Saloon  Chassis no. B8204486 BW HLO
1964 Humber Super Snipe Series IV Saloon  Chassis no. B8204486 BW HLO
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