Allied Humber Super Snipe staff car (middle east/Italian front colour scheme)--RETIRED--LAST TWO!!
Item Number: GB011A
Humber Super Snipe (middle east/Italian front colour scheme)
The Super Snipe was introduced by Humber in October 1938. It was derived by combining the four litre engine from the Humber Pullman with the chassis of the Humber Snipe. The enhanced power made the Super Snipe a fast car for its day, capable of reaching 79 MPH. The design is attributed to American engineer Delmar Roos, something of a engineering genius who worked for Studebaker at one time. The Super Snipe was marketed to upper-middle-class managers, professional people, and government officials. It was relatively low-priced for its large size and performance, and was similar to American cars in appearance, concept, and in providing value for money.
Within a year of introduction, WWII broke out in Europe; however, the car continued in production as a military staff car. The Car is a 4-seater 4x2, while the same chassis was used for the Humber armoured reconnaissance car. The Humber was generally used by higher ranking officers and, as such, we have decorated ours in the colours and markings of one of Britains most famous Field Marshalls, Bernard Montgomery. However, it will fit well in any diorama, be it Normandy, the middle east, or the far east.
The A version is in a middle east/Italian front colour scheme. Monty nicknamed the Desert vehicle 'Old Faithful' and once he left for Europe, it was used by various other British officers. It now stands in the Imperial War Museum where it has just undergone a major renovation.
Figures NOT included.
Limited to 50 worldwide.
Released in JANUARY 2019.