Humber - Humber Snipe

The first Humber Snipe was the "Snipe 80" built between 1930 and 1935 with a 3.5 litre overhead inlet valve with side exhaust engine, which was a bigger bore version of the previous 20/55 (also called the 20/65) model. The next model of Humber Snipe was for 1936 having a larger 4.1 litre engine with a longer chassis (now independently sprung at the front). The next Humber Snipe of 1938 had a smaller engine of 3.2 litres on a new shorter chassis.

Remember that Humber became part of the Rootes Group in 1932 so there was a lot of badge engineering and parts sharing going on between the various brands. The post war Humber Snipe had a 6 cylinder 2731cc engine that was in production from 1945 to 1948, running alongside the Humber Super Snipe which looked the same but had the larger capacity 4.1 litre engine, the engine that had seen use before in the Humber Snipe built between 1936-1937.

Tyre size for the Humber Snipes :

- The Humber Snipe 80 (dating from 1930 to1935) should have Blockley tyre size 550/600x19 .

- Humber Snipe using 16 inch wheels we would recommend the Blockley 185VR16 tyre size tyre, which will transform the handling of the car, guaranteed. See full details below:

Blockley Products for Humber Humber Snipe


Blockley Radial

£196.00 (£235.20 inc. VAT)

550/600 x 19

Blockley Triple Stud Crossply

£204.00 (£244.80 inc. VAT)

15/16 inch Rim Band (45mm wide)

Blockley Rim Band

£3.30 (£3.96 inc. VAT)

18/19 inch Rim Band (45mm wide)

Blockley Rim Band

£3.30 (£3.96 inc. VAT)