Humber Super Snipe Review from Australia and New Zealand

1965 Humber Super Snipe 3.0 inline 6

Model year1965
Year of manufacture1965
First year of ownership1990
Most recent year of ownership2011
Engine and transmission 3.0 inline 6 Automatic
Performance marks 3 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 1 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.3 / 10
Distance when acquired64000 miles
Most recent distance135000 miles
Previous carBMW 318

Summary:

Good taste is its own reward

Faults:

Blown head gasket at 93000 miles.

Re-cored radiator at 104000 miles.

New brake seals at 110000 miles.

General Comments:

A bespoke car of Kings.

The best value for money classic car in existence.

Styling can best be described as refined elegance - no straight lines, it's all curves. You either love it or hate it.

Handles well on modern radial ply tyres (195R15).

Brakes are first class - discs up front and big drums on the rear.

Interior is luxurious and club like, with plenty of burred walnut and deep comfortable seats.

Truly a gentleman's vehicle capable of majestic progress.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 20th February, 2011

Average review marks: 5.3 / 10, based on 1 review