1950 Humber Snipe MKII

oz-20001950 Humber Snipe MKIII   Entrant number 48 Driver Bill Fenney Navigator Leslie Fenney


HUMBER SNIPE Mark III         1945 – 1952

In 1932 Humber became a fully-owned subsidiary of The Rootes Group, and had been producing cars powered by six-cylinder 4.2 liter engines for over ten years, The Humber was the most expensive car in the Rootes group range, and had a good public image and acceptance.

A Humber was Shipped to Australia for use by Queen Mother visit to Western Australia in the 1950’s. The Super Snipe gained acceptance in Australia as it became widely seen as a high class Auto,. This High Class Image coupled with an

acceptable price base and long legs that suited longer distances was well suited to a section of the market  and the Mark IV Super Snipe was assembled In Australia, beginning with the Mark IV version in 1952…



There were 240 New Humber registrations in Australia for January 1951



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