GB011C Super Snipe Allied Staff Car with Monty – Middle East Desert Colors
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, WW II broke out in Europe, however the car continued in production as a military staff car. The Car as a 4-seater 4×2, while the same chassis was used for the Humber armoured reconnaissance car. The Humber was generally used by higher ranking officers and this one is in the colors 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 and the far east.
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.
Limited Edition of 50.