Humber - Humber Super Snipe

The Rootes Groups Humber Super Snipe of 1946 looked like the four cylinder Humber Hawk, apart from it using the larger 6 cylinder 4.1 litre engine as had been used prewar in the 1936 Humber Snipe and Pullman models. For 1948 the Humber Super Snipe Mk2 was a reworked version with a 5 inch wider track and longer chassis along with an updated more modern look. The Mk3 from 1950 had some more chassis modifications and the later Super Snipe Mk4 of 1952 had the largest engine to date (4139cc) with a new body shape, indistiguishable from that used on the Hawk.

Next came the Series 1 Super Snipe, available from 1959. Looking the same as the 4 cylinder Hawk, the Super Snipe Series 1 had the 6 cylinder overhead valve 2651cc engine. The Series 2 available from 1960 had the engine now enlarged in capacity to 3 litres which resulted in nearly 20% more power output, which was now fitted with disc brakes. The Super Snipe Series 3 available from 1961 was recognisable by its four headlights, but a considerable amount of work had gone into altering the bodywork, chassis and suspension as well. The Super Snipe Series 4 (1962 to 1964) and Series 5 (1964 to 1967) were continuations of the same car with gradual improvements in power and styling.

Tyre sizes for Humber Super Snipe:

- Humber Super Snipe models Mk1, Mk2 and Mk3 ( made between 1945 to 1952) were fitted with 16" wheels we recommend fitting the steel belted, good speed rated Blockley 185VR16 tyre, which also has a period correct tread pattern. Details below:

- Humber Super Snipe Mk 4, Series 1 through Series 5 (1952 to 1967) had 15 inch wheels with 6.70x15 tyre size, which is radial equivalent 185R15 which was recommended in period. We would recommend the same size steel belted high speed rated Blockley 185VR15 tyre - full details below:

Blockley Products for Humber Humber Super Snipe


Blockley Radial

£155.00 (£186.00 inc. VAT)


Blockley Radial

£196.00 (£235.20 inc. VAT)

15/16 inch Rim Band (45mm wide)

Blockley Rim Band

£3.30 (£3.96 inc. VAT)