101Smart Ltd.

Saturday 4th & Sunday 5th November



LOT 639

Estimate:  £15,000 - £18,000

Result inc Premium: £14,580

  • V5 present
  • MoT exempt
  • Chassis number: 251652

This stately Snipe 80 saloon, believed to be the only one left on the road in the UK, was registered in March 1933 and has been the subject of a photographic nut-and-bolt restoration over the course of 14 years. The car is showing 63,461 miles on its odometer. As an historic vehicle, the Humber is MoT-exempt; there's no record of it having had one since online records began in 2005. The car is reported as running and driving well. 

During World War Two, the car was used as a tow machine for a garage and continued in this capacity after the conflict, until being purchased by  a new owner. It then spent a period in barn storage before its restoration began in 2014, a process that took several years.  

Documentation includes the V5C, photographs of the restoration (some in large format laminated form) along with some period images, 1935-36 AA handbook, The Motor book of prices for 1936 cars, Humber Snipe and Pullman instruction manual, 1933 Humber sales catalogue and coachwork booklet, 1930s spare parts catalogues and a Made in Nottinghamshire: The Motor Car Manufacturing Heritage book. 

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