The HUMBER SUPER SNIPES novelty plate features the British Classic, the Humber Super Snipe which was produced from 1938 to 1967 by British-based Humber Limited. The Rootes Group marketed the car for export, and the Super Snipe was assembled in Australia, commencing in 1953 with the Mark IV. From 1956 the car was available with automatic transmission, but the model was discontinued shortly afterwards. Super Snipes were also assembled in New Zealand for a number of years by Rootes Group and Chrysler importer Todd Motors which later became Mitsubishi New Zealand. Our information comes from Wikipedia and there were lots of Super Snipe models as follows:
1 1938 Pre-war Super Snipe
2 1946-50 Super Snipe Mark I to III
2.1 1936–52 Mk I
2.2 1948-50 Mk II
2.3 1950-52 Mk III
3 1952-57 Mk IV
4 New Super Snipe Series I to V
4.1 1958-59 Series I
4.2 1959-60 Series II
4.3 1960-62 Series III
4.4 1962-64 Series IV
4.5 1964-67 Series V and Va
4.6 1964-67 Humber Imperial
The Rootes Group ceased production of the Series Va version in July 1967, by which time the group was under the control of the American Chrysler Corporation. The last of the big Humbers were assembled by Chrysler in Melbourne, Australia.
This plate comes standard as completely flat and non-embossed but for a little more cost we are able to give it a pressed out embossed border, so you have a choice. Please select your preference from the drop down menu.
These novelty number plates are made from high quality aluminium and the artwork applied by a dye sublimation process with a lovely gloss finish. They measure 37 x 13 cm, exactly the same as the traditional fully embossed type of plate and look just like our other Aussie made novelty number plates; even the mounting holes are in exactly the same positions, so they can easily be hung on display indoors or outdoors. One great advantage the flat non-embossed version is that owing to the absence of embossed border, and being just under 1 mm thick, it’s quite flexible and will flex about 10 cm from the centre, so can be mounted on curved surfaces.
Each embossed rim style plate is sealed in a clear plastic sleeve, and each flat non-embossed plate is shrink-sealed in plastic film, so both types are ready for retail display, plus we offer the option of fixing them to a cardboard display card, so they can then be hung and displayed on the same display racks that are used for the other Aussie size plates we sell. To see what the display card looks like please click here
For protection during delivery we use extra packing materials to ensure they arrive in tip-top condition
If you would like plates made to your own design, we can easily do this for you. Virtually anything you want can be created with our modern digital equipment. The key is good art, and we can do
ANY GRAPHIC! ANY DESIGN! ANY COLOUR!
For more details on creating a plate to your design please click here
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