Queen Mother’s Super Snipe Heads Amazing Humber Classic Collection

Queen Mother - Humber Super Snipe
Registration EGS 21 was delivered new to the Queen Mother

The 16 classic Humber collection will go under the hammer on 17th April 2020 and is spearheaded by the Queen Mother’s 1952 Super Snipe MkIII with original mileage purchased by the seller from Scotland.


The highly regarded British Humber marque is now dormant but previously manufactured high quality products that included bicycles, motorcycles and motor vehicles.

Complete Lot

To be sold as one complete lot with an estimate of £200,000 – £250,000, the unrivalled classic Humber assemblage is owned by retired potato merchant Allan Marshall, 63, based in the city of Hull.

Humber Car Collection

It was Mr Marshall’s father who began the ‘museum’ like time-capsule over 60 years ago, which was also available for public viewing by invitation only on Cleveland Street.

Humber Collection

The amazing vintage collection includes:

  • 1932 Humber Snipe 80 in original condition and previously owned by Edward and Wallis Simpson.
  • 1952 Super Snipe MkIII – The Queen Mothers Car with original mileage and interior in excellent condition.
  • 1946 Humber Hawk MkI – Ex police car with original interior in good order.
  • Humber Pullman MkI – Coachwork by T & M, Thrupp and Maberley.
  • 1948 Humber Pullman MkII – Former property of Lord Harris of Kent and friend of The Queens Mother who was driven in it.
  • 1951 Humber Super Snipe MkIII – Conversion by Harold Radford coach builders.
  • 1952 Humber Super Snipe MkIII – Former owner ex Mayor of Jersey.
  • 1952 Humber Super Snipe MkIII – Used in the Buddy Holly film.
  • 1951 Humber Pullman – Another Humber with T&M coachwork. The only Pullman known to have an electric division.
  • 1951 Humber Imperial Landaulette – T&M coahwork by appointment of King George VI.
  • 1955 Humber Super Snipe MkIV – Purchased by owners late father in 1962 and Ex Earls Court show car.
  • 1956 Humber Super Snipe MkIV – Driven by the late Sir Sterling Moss, this was an early purchase and has been in the family collection for almost 60 years.
  • 1961 Humber Super Snipe Series 3 – The first British car to have twin headlights and an ex Earls Court Show Car.
  • 1965 Humber Imperial – The last car to have T&M coachwork.
  • 1966 Humber Imperial.
  • 1967 Humber Imperial – The last noted Humber chassis number produced.

Humber Car Collection

The lot also includes tools, compressor and 2 x 4 poster ramps. Museum documentation and memorabilia.

2 x Humber bikes, Humber signs, flags, picnic hamper, gramaphone, posters, museum magazines, classic car publications and 1000s of photographs, letters and publicity material.

More information on this remarkable sale can be found via this link.

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