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Ambulance Service Victoria introduced the Humber
Super Snipe into service in the 1960's. 

 

   
 

The Series I Super Snipe was introduced in 1958 with a 2655cc Six Cylinder engine, and sharing the same bodyshell as its smaller engined stablemate, the Humber Hawk, which used a 2267 cc four cylinder engine. Although mainly sold as a "saloon", other versions of the vehicle included the "limouisine" and "estate" models. 1960 saw the introduction of a larger 2965cc engine, which remained unchanged (except for different carburetor setups) right up to the last Humber made, the Series VA Humber of 1967.  It was claimed that the Super Snipe was one of the first British cars of the time to have four headlights instead of the 2 used in the Series I. These enhancements were included in the series II Super Snipe. The Series V, introduced in late 1964, was squared up considerably in comparison to the previous Series I to IV models which had all shared the same basic shell. The Series V also sported twin Stromberg 175 carbutors, boosting power to 128 hp and propelling the car up to speeds close to 100 mph (160 km/h). In 1968 the Super Snipe was discontinued.

 
 
 

Peninsula's 1968 Super Snipe
 
   
   
Gouldburn Valley's  Super Snipe Gouldburn Valley's  Super Snipe
   
 
Goulburn Valley's vehicles in 1968 including
a Super Snipe (4th from right)
   
Gouldburn Valley's  Super Snipe Gouldburn Valley's  Super Snipe
   
 
Goulburn Valley's vehicles in 1968 including
a Super Snipe (4th from right)
   
   
Latrobe Valley's  Super Snipe Latrobe Valley's  Super Snipe
   
 
Latrobe Valley's Super Snipe fleet
   
 
 

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