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1958-1967 HUMBER Super Snipe I-VA specifications

1958-1967 HUMBER Super Snipe I-VA specifications Classic and Performance Car

As was Rootes’ way, the final generation of Humber Super Snipe continued with the practice of using the less powerful, less luxurious Hawk as its basis, but giving it more power (and two more cylinders) plus some extra class-conscious touches. The original 1958 Series Super Snipes had a 2651cc six-cylinder engine, this rose to 2965cc the following year. For 1960 the nose was smartly restyled with quad-headlamps, one of the first British cars to have this arrangement and something never bestowed upon the Hawk. The final Super Snipes were built in 1967.

Production

  • Production:
    30,031
  • Price at launch:
    £1,494
  • Price (excellent)
    £5,000
  • Price (good):
    £4,000
  • Price (average):
    £1,800
  • Price (project):
    £500

Performance

  • 0-60mph:
    19.0secs
  • Top speed:
    92.0mph
  • Power:
    105.0bhp
  • Torque:
    130.0lb/ft
  • MPG:
    16.0mpg

Engine

  • Configuration:
    in-line six
  • Aspiration:
    Normal
  • Fuel:
    Petrol
  • Fuel delivery:
    carburettor

Chassis

  • Suspension Front:
    Independent, coil spring
  • Suspension Rear:
    Live axle, semi-elliptic leaf spring
  • Steering:
    N/A
  • Bodyframe:
    metal monocoque
  • Transmission:
    Three-speed manual with overdrive

Dimensions

  • Length:
    4693mm
  • Wheelbase:
    2794mm
  • Width:
    1765mm
  • Height:
    1549mm
  • Weight:
    1492kgs

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