Classic Car Catalogue

Humber 1959

Hawk Series I
Super Snipe Series I - discontinued
Super Snipe Series II - October

Great Britain

Humber Super Snipe Series I use the same body shell as the Hawk but with a distinctive radiator grille and winged bird motif on the bonnet. It is powered by a 105-bhp 2651 -cc six-cylinder engine with a new three-speed gearbox and feature servo-assisted brakes. Also available are Touring Limousine and Estate Car versions. All have 9 ft 2 in wheelbase.
Super Snipe Series II introduced in October 1959 gets 129bhp 2965cc engine and front disc brakes.
Also in October the Hawk Series IA gets different internal gear ratios.



Series I / IA (4 cyl, 2267 cc, 73 bhp, wb: 9' 2'')
 Estate Car


Super Snipe

Series I (6 cyl, 2651 cc, 105 bhp, wb: 9' 2'') - end
Series II (6 cyl, 2965 cc, 121 bhp; wb: 9' 2'') - new
 Estate Car