Wed, 7th Jul 2021 13:00

The Pavilion Gardens Buxton

Lot 79

1935 Humber Snipe 80 Saloon

Sold for £21,375

(including buyers premium)

Lot details

Registration No: TJ 9421
Chassis No: 2511779
MOT: Exempt

  • Subject to a previous restoration including a repaint, re-chromed plus new interior trim
  • Offered with a large collection of invoices and old MOT certificates back to 1963
  • Understood to be 1 of just 6 known to survive

Established in Sheffield, UK by Thomas Humber, the marque bearing his surname progressed from bicycles to its first motorcar in 1898. Its earliest production models were manufactured in Coventry and then in Beeston near Nottingham. Always a maker of luxury-class cars, Humber acquired Hillman in 1928 and soon after, Humber was in turn acquired by Rootes. Renowned for offering big-car style and sophisticated engineering with remarkably strong value for the money, Humber enjoyed particular success with its Snipe 80 of 1930-35. Understood to be 1 of just 6 known to survive ‘TJ9421’ is finished in Burgundy with Black wings and has been subject to an extensive restoration which included a new interior trim, repaint and re-chroming in c.2016. More recently subject to a new clutch, attention being paid to the braking and cooling system with an electric water pump and fan the Snipe is offered with a large collection of invoices, instruction and service manuals, technical information and old MOT certificates dating back to 1963. It’s no surprise the vendor currently grades the engine, transmission, interior, electrical equipment, bodywork and paintwork all as ‘Very Good’. A lovely example.

Vendor Condition Ratings:

Bodywork: 'Very Good'
Engine: 'Very Good'
Electrical Equipment: 'Very Good'
Paintwork: 'Very Good'
Gearbox: 'Very Good'
Interior Trim: 'Very Good'

For more information, please contact:
James McWilliam
07943 584760


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