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1937 Humber Snipe

1937 Humber Snipe in Ike: Countdown to D-Day, Movie made for TV, 2004 IMDB

Class: Cars, Sedan — Model origin: UK

1937 Humber Snipe

Position 1-03-25 [*][*] Minor action vehicle or used in only a short scene

Comments about this vehicle

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Sunbar UK

2010-02-10 14:23

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Humber or Hillman?

BL8041 is currently registered as a Ford van.

chris40 UK

2010-02-10 14:38

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Apparently a 1937+ Humber Snipe, but something (not only the number-plate mounting) doesn't look right. Comments?

john from Staffs EN

2010-02-10 16:57

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The car is either a Humber 16, 2 1/2 litre, or a Snipe, 3.2 litre, correctly identified as being post 1937 due to the single piece windscreen. The number plate should have been in the centre of the bumper laterally, and just below it vertically, hiding the bottom of the radiator shell. The wheels also look undersized but maybe that is because the Super Snipe, and the wartime specials had nuch wider wheels and tyres.

With the thirsty side valve engines and the sloppy transverse leaf front suspension not a car I would want to own.

Sunbar UK

2010-02-11 11:40

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A 1937 Humber Snipe then... if a choice is to be made.

I have to agree with chris40 that it looks rather odd to me. The size of the headlights look rather small unless the wartime covers are confusing things? Also the radiator grille looks to me to be a poor replica (or reconstruction) of the one shown here...
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chris40 UK

2010-02-16 16:08

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I've had another think about this one. Could it be a military Snipe that's been civilianised? The military Snipes had a mesh grille which seems, as Sunbar says, to have been crudely reconstructed. Also the wheels are too far inboard of the wings, which look like the wider ones fitted to clear the heavy-duty wheels of the MoD Snipe. Compare the wings on Sunbar's thumbnails.

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