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1936 Humber Snipe

1936 Humber Snipe in March to Aldermaston, Documentary, 1959 IMDB

Class: Cars, Sedan — Model origin: UK

1936 Humber Snipe

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sixcyl FR

2008-04-27 21:53

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nzcarnerd NZ

2008-04-28 01:03

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A big Humber??

chris40 UK

2008-04-28 09:30

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I thought of that, but it doesn't resemble any of the pre-war or just post-war Pullmans or Imperials I can find. It's big enough for a Rolls-Royce or Daimler, but looking at the front wing I'm wondering if it's a British-built body on an American or Canadian chassis.

johnfromstaffs EN

2008-04-28 19:23

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I think that this will be very hard to place, but agree that it is not a big Humber, because the rear window is one pice and not split. This is a long shot, but it could be a big Vauxhall.

chris40 UK

2008-04-28 21:06

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You could be right, jfS, but that front wing bothers me. All the big Vauxhalls - 25 h.p. GL & GY models - that I've found on Google seem to have front wings shaped like this: http://www.madle.org/vaux25gy39.JPG , whether they have factory or coachbuilt bodies. They also seem to be rather smaller than this monster, which is why I suggested an American chassis.

nzcarnerd NZ

2008-04-29 05:41

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The wheels look odd and don't match anything American I can think of. I still think it is British or European. Time to think of something unusual.

nzcarnerd NZ

2008-04-29 11:16

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The wheels look like those on this Standard Flying V8 http://www.standardmotorclub.org.uk/cars/flying/features/prototypev8.htm but the body is different. Maybe this car is a large prewar Standard Flying 20?? I haven't been able to find a picture of one yet. Like the Humbers, this Standard has a two piece rear window.

Ray B. FR

2008-04-29 11:41

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What about an Austin Ranelagh?

Alexander DE

2008-04-29 13:27

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The Standard Flying 20 saloon (1936) looks like is:
[Image: b23125e7be233lq2.3856.jpg]
I don't know if a longer wheelbase limousine was available.

Neither does the Austin 18 match:
[Image: dscf0033e857ed5va8.th.jpg]

chris40 UK

2008-04-29 16:07

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I have seen similar wheel trims on everything from Rolls-Royces to Austin Tens; they are trims, not actual wheels, and were either optional extras or aftermarket. If it's any help they were usually fitted to wire-spoked wheels.

fortengo HU

2008-05-01 14:13

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While googling for large, six-light British limousines from the late 30s, I happened upon Humbers that have one-piece rear window. It seems to me that nzcarnerd’s first guess was right:
1936 Humber Snipe
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1938 Humber Super Snipe
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Sunbar UK

2008-05-01 16:39

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Agreed a Snipe or Super Snipe they also show the same side detail on the bonnet sides as in the picture.

chris40 UK

2008-05-01 22:26

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Fair enough, although I thought this looked bigger even than a Super Snipe ... btw has anyone noticed that the two images fortengo linked to are of the same car, if the registration is to be believed? :??:

Alexander DE

2008-05-02 01:20

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I hadn't noticed, good spotting!


For the one here I would use 'Humber Snipe', as, if I am not wrong, the 'Snipe' and 'Super Snipe' cannot be kept apart from the outside.

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