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The Estate is defo a Super Snipe

New Super Snipe Series I to V
Humber Super Snipe Series I-V
Production 1958-1967
production 6072 (I)
7175 (II)
7257 (III)
6495 (IV)3032 (V) [3]
Body style(s) 4-door saloon
Estate car
Engine(s) 2655 cc Straight-6 ohv (I)
2965 cc ohv (II-V)
Transmission(s) 3 speed manual
Overdrive and automatic optional
Wheelbase 110 inches (2794 mm) [2]
Length 185 inches (4064 mm) (I & II) 188 inches (4775 mm) (III to V))
Width 69 inches (1753 mm)

In October 1958, a new Super Snipe was introduced and confusingly, the designation returned to the Super Snipe I but this time the variants were identified by a series number. The new car was based on the unitized chassis and body of the four cylinder Humber Hawk, but with a 2.6 litre, enlarged in 1959 with the Series II to 3 litre, Armstrong Siddeley based, inline six cylinder engine. It also featured unitary construction and, from the time the engine was enlarged, disc brakes on the front wheels.

The Series III of 1960 was largely a styling update and can be distinguished by having four headlights and the 1962 Series IV had a slightly higher tuned engine giving 124.5 bhp (93 kW) as against 121 bhp (90 kW).
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