1 (edited by CowDriver 2017-03-12 04:48 PM)

Topic: SoCal Race-ready Humber Super Snipe -- SOLD!

EDIT: The Super Snipe has been sold.   The new owner plans to keep running it in Lemons.

Located in northeast Los Angeles, California.

http://www.flying-disk.com/alan/snipe/0426-ArseFreeze14-IMG_8203.jpg
(Above photo by Judge Phil at Sonoma last year.)

I am reluctantly selling the (in)famous Humber Super Snipe Lemons car.   Between not having any team members to help out, and having far too much on my plate these days, I simply can't justify keeping it.   It is time for it to move on to a team that can take it to the next level.   Now you can own the car that Jay Leno says has the funniest name ever given to a car!

Besides being LeMons-ready, it is also street legal, licensed in California, with current tags and insurance.   You can park it in your driveway or in front of your house and your neighbors can't do anything about it!  smile

The engine is the 3.0 liter 6-cylinder in-line Hemi they introduced for the 1959/60 model year and used through 1967.   It was designed and built by Armstrong-Siddeley, a division of the famous Hawker-Siddeley aircraft company.   I completely rebuilt it with great care before its first Lemons race, and it has less than 5000 miles on it.   It runs good and can even be easily started with the hand crank! (I like to demonstrate this to non-believers.)   It completed the Lemons Hell On Wheels rally with no problems, using less than a pint of oil.

It currently has a brand new Daytona down-draft carburetor, but I am including a pair of Stromberg side-draft carburetors and manifold.   You may wish to experiment with them for more power.

The car has all its windows, so you don't have to worry about rain getting in.   The mirror is the segmented "wink" style which stretches the entire width of the car. It also has two large door mirrors, so you have plenty of visibility.

The Corbeau seat is on a slider which should accommodate any of your drivers.   At the last race, I had a 6'-6" driver and a 5'-2" one.   The 5-point harness is G-Force, with three years left on the SFI certification.   It has an extra crotch belt to accommodate your shorter drivers without having to adjust one.

As for pricing, I am listing the car separately from the cage, race accessories, and spares.   This will allow you some leeway with the Lemons budget rules to make your own improvements.   I will provide you with a formal bill-of-sale to document the pricing, but I guarantee that nobody at Lemons will question the price. It is ready to race as-is, and has passed Lemons tech many times.   I'll provide any technical help that you might need for your first race.

Prices:

1964 Humber Super Snipe station wagon -- $99
Full LeMon's 2016 spec cage (1.75"  x 0.120" DOM, TIG welded -- $1200
Corbeau race seat with slider -- $free
G-Force harness (New August 2014 -- 3 years left) -- $free
9 pound fire extinguisher w/quick release bracket -- $free
Four spare wheels and tires -- $free
Two unmounted spare tires -- $free
Factory workshop manual and parts catalog -- $free
Spare twin Stromberg carburetors and manifold -- $free
New spare car cover -- $free

*** TOTAL PACKAGE DEAL *** WAS $2300, NOW ONLY $1299

Also included at no charge, if you want them:

Spare Borg-Warner DG-250 transmission (needs rebuilding)
Spare torque converter
Factory transmission workshop manual
Two jack stands
Two wheel chocks
Boxes of spare parts from both this and the previous Super Snipe
Spare engine block and many internal parts
Spare rear axle (currently attached to a rolling shell)
Spare window glass and miscellaneous parts (on rolling shell)

The rolling shell is the 1959/60 Super Snipe I raced until one of my drivers rolled it at Chuckwalla.   I moved most of the good stuff to the 1964, but there are still some useful parts attached to it.   It is located in Covina, about 25 miles from here.   You are welcome to it (or anything on it that you want).   After I sell the race car, the shell is going to the scrapper if you don't take it.

The car is located in northeast Los Angeles in the Eagle Rock area, between Pasadena and Glendale.   You are welcome to view it any time, but I would appreciate a day or two warning so I can be sure to be home.  I am retired, so weekdays are fine.

You can contact me via email (clicky link to the left) or on my cell phone at 213-718-1635.

I have lots more photos if you want them.

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"I don't suffer from insanity, I enjoy every minute of it!"
IOE winner in the Super Snipe -- Buttonwillow 2012
IOE winner in Super Snipe v2.0 -- Buttonwillow 2016
"Every Super Snipe in Lemons has won an IOE!"

Re: SoCal Race-ready Humber Super Snipe -- SOLD!

Bump.   Price reduced from $2300 to $2200.

Besides being a race-ready Lemons car, it would be an excellent entry in the Lemons Hell Ralley.

"I don't suffer from insanity, I enjoy every minute of it!"
IOE winner in the Super Snipe -- Buttonwillow 2012
IOE winner in Super Snipe v2.0 -- Buttonwillow 2016
"Every Super Snipe in Lemons has won an IOE!"

Re: SoCal Race-ready Humber Super Snipe -- SOLD!

Bump.   Price reduced again from $2300 to $2100.

This is probably the cheapest way for a new team to get into Lemons.

"I don't suffer from insanity, I enjoy every minute of it!"
IOE winner in the Super Snipe -- Buttonwillow 2012
IOE winner in Super Snipe v2.0 -- Buttonwillow 2016
"Every Super Snipe in Lemons has won an IOE!"

Re: SoCal Race-ready Humber Super Snipe -- SOLD!

Bump.   Price reduced yet again from $2300 to $1999.   That's $99 for the car and $1900 for everything else.

You won't find a cheaper race-ready Lemons car anywhere!

You won't find a Humber Super Snipe anywhere for this price.

Buy it now and also run it in the Lemons Hell Rally next month.

"I don't suffer from insanity, I enjoy every minute of it!"
IOE winner in the Super Snipe -- Buttonwillow 2012
IOE winner in Super Snipe v2.0 -- Buttonwillow 2016
"Every Super Snipe in Lemons has won an IOE!"

5 (edited by CowDriver 2016-10-31 02:39 PM)

Re: SoCal Race-ready Humber Super Snipe -- SOLD!

Bump.   Price reduced yet again from $2300 to $1799.   That's $99 for the car and $1700 for everything else.

Proven reliability!   It completed the Lemons Hell On Wheel rally in August and ran all weekend at Buttonwillow October 1st and 2nd.

Newly added: Passenger seat, used for the Lemons Rally.   Great for taking your kid to school!

You won't find a cheaper race-ready Lemons car anywhere!

You won't find a Humber Super Snipe anywhere for this price.

"I don't suffer from insanity, I enjoy every minute of it!"
IOE winner in the Super Snipe -- Buttonwillow 2012
IOE winner in Super Snipe v2.0 -- Buttonwillow 2016
"Every Super Snipe in Lemons has won an IOE!"

Re: SoCal Race-ready Humber Super Snipe -- SOLD!

I WANT this, and have some free time coming up. How rough is it?  I've DDed some odd stuff before, including a M715 on 38" Super Swamper Boggers, and this just may be the new Daily.

Re: SoCal Race-ready Humber Super Snipe -- SOLD!

It has been side-swiped at Sonoma and (last month) at Buttonwillow, so the front bodywork will never be pristine again.   But I invite you to come look at in Eagle Rock (Los Angeles).   If you can't easily make it here, I can take more photos.

Dents aside, it is as solid as a tank.   It was built when fenders would actually fend!   While the roof has a large patch of surface rust, there are no real rust issues other than the floor of the spare tire well.

"I don't suffer from insanity, I enjoy every minute of it!"
IOE winner in the Super Snipe -- Buttonwillow 2012
IOE winner in Super Snipe v2.0 -- Buttonwillow 2016
"Every Super Snipe in Lemons has won an IOE!"

Re: SoCal Race-ready Humber Super Snipe -- SOLD!

Bump!   Now only $1699.   That's $99 for the car,  $1400 for the cage, and $200 for everything else including lots of spares.

It may not be fast, but it is the cheapest way to get started in Lemons!

"I don't suffer from insanity, I enjoy every minute of it!"
IOE winner in the Super Snipe -- Buttonwillow 2012
IOE winner in Super Snipe v2.0 -- Buttonwillow 2016
"Every Super Snipe in Lemons has won an IOE!"

Re: SoCal Race-ready Humber Super Snipe -- SOLD!

Bump!   Now only $1599, including lots of spares.

You will never find a cheaper way to go racing!
At $99 for the car and $1500 for everything else, you can spend another $400 on go-fast stuff and still be under budget.

"I don't suffer from insanity, I enjoy every minute of it!"
IOE winner in the Super Snipe -- Buttonwillow 2012
IOE winner in Super Snipe v2.0 -- Buttonwillow 2016
"Every Super Snipe in Lemons has won an IOE!"

Re: SoCal Race-ready Humber Super Snipe -- SOLD!

If I were closer, I would buy this in a heartbeat. I would love to DD that thing and race it in the northeast.

Re: SoCal Race-ready Humber Super Snipe -- SOLD!

I even added a passenger seat (and belts) so you could take your kid to school in it!

"I don't suffer from insanity, I enjoy every minute of it!"
IOE winner in the Super Snipe -- Buttonwillow 2012
IOE winner in Super Snipe v2.0 -- Buttonwillow 2016
"Every Super Snipe in Lemons has won an IOE!"

Re: SoCal Race-ready Humber Super Snipe -- SOLD!

I lurk on this post three times a week or so.  Might have to come see it in person soon.

Re: SoCal Race-ready Humber Super Snipe -- SOLD!

Since I am retired, I am available to show it almost any time you would like to see it.
Just give me some warning so I am not off gallivanting about.   It is right on the
Glendale/Los Angeles city line, near the intersection of CA Routes 2 and 134.

Alan

"I don't suffer from insanity, I enjoy every minute of it!"
IOE winner in the Super Snipe -- Buttonwillow 2012
IOE winner in Super Snipe v2.0 -- Buttonwillow 2016
"Every Super Snipe in Lemons has won an IOE!"

Re: SoCal Race-ready Humber Super Snipe -- SOLD!

HeyItsSteve wrote:

I lurk on this post three times a week or so.  Might have to come see it in person soon.

DO IT STEVE!

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15 (edited by CowDriver 2016-12-09 12:35 PM)

Re: SoCal Race-ready Humber Super Snipe -- SOLD!

Another price reduction!   Now only $1499.

Just in time for Christmas!   Buy your spouse the gift they have always wanted: a race car.
You don't even need a trailer to take it home.   Just buy it and drive it home.   (Of course,
you will need a truck, van, or trailer to haul away all of the spares.)

All the heater parts are included, but you will have to re-install the blower and get
new hoses for the air vents.   Then you can take it to the east coast Lemons Rally!

Enjoy the holiday in true Lemons style: tinkering with a new toy.

"I don't suffer from insanity, I enjoy every minute of it!"
IOE winner in the Super Snipe -- Buttonwillow 2012
IOE winner in Super Snipe v2.0 -- Buttonwillow 2016
"Every Super Snipe in Lemons has won an IOE!"

Re: SoCal Race-ready Humber Super Snipe -- SOLD!

I'd love to see this become the "K it Forward" of Lemons Rallies.

If throwing a few bucks towards it would make this happen, count me in. Someone want to start a GoFundMe dealio? Snipe Away? Snipe BeGone?

Re: SoCal Race-ready Humber Super Snipe -- SOLD!

I'd like to see pix of the body damage.

You're only about 2100 miles from me, but my schedule doesn't allow me popping in to check it out until I am committed.  (yeah, I know, but it makes the most sense worded this way)

18 (edited by HeyItsSteve 2016-12-10 07:15 PM)

Re: SoCal Race-ready Humber Super Snipe -- SOLD!

( o ) ( o )  <--- Lurking eyes

http://forums.24hoursoflemons.com/viewt … p?id=34210  <---- Trying here

19 (edited by Cooter 2016-12-18 12:12 AM)

Re: SoCal Race-ready Humber Super Snipe -- SOLD!

Any word on more photos yet?  I just purchased a pair of tickets on the California Zephyr to SanFran on Christmas Day, so I will be as close as ever to this beauty.  Would like to have a better idea what it looks like before I commit to either heading south to look at this, or north up the coast to Portland.

*EDIT- Plus, I am planning on attending the Retreat from Moscow Rally, and it would be Most Excellent if this little beastie could be a part of both of the inaugural events of the Lemons Rally schedule.  Let's show the K-car how a REAL automobile goes cross country!

Re: SoCal Race-ready Humber Super Snipe -- SOLD!

Here are some photos I took this morning of the Super Snipe.   As you can see, the left-front fender got a bit crunched at Buttonwillow in October.   If you want higher resolution versions of any of these, just ask.

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"I don't suffer from insanity, I enjoy every minute of it!"
IOE winner in the Super Snipe -- Buttonwillow 2012
IOE winner in Super Snipe v2.0 -- Buttonwillow 2016
"Every Super Snipe in Lemons has won an IOE!"

Re: SoCal Race-ready Humber Super Snipe -- SOLD!

Another price reduction this morning: now down to $1399.
You can't buy a cage for that much.

Make someone a Christmas gift that they will enjoy all year!

"I don't suffer from insanity, I enjoy every minute of it!"
IOE winner in the Super Snipe -- Buttonwillow 2012
IOE winner in Super Snipe v2.0 -- Buttonwillow 2016
"Every Super Snipe in Lemons has won an IOE!"

Re: SoCal Race-ready Humber Super Snipe -- SOLD!

I would plunk down the money RIGHT NOW if it was any closer to the East coast.....I can't believe it has not sold yet!
I need something to replace my DD that is pissing all its fluids on my driveway every day...

MarioKart Driving School: 1987 Honda Prelude Opus #28  (still can't win anything...)

23 (edited by Spank 2016-12-19 06:33 PM)

Re: SoCal Race-ready Humber Super Snipe -- SOLD!

I have a guest house going unused. It's rustic, but has a queen bed and a bathroom and a kitchenette.

And I'm also going to perhaps need a housesitter between holidays...

If someone wants to fly out and drive the Humber back (and flat towing the hyundai (cough cough) I'm happy to host you at Casa Spankford & Son's.

And by "host you" I mean letting you stay at our place but you gotta entertain yourself cuz I'm a terrible host.

Re: SoCal Race-ready Humber Super Snipe -- SOLD!

Lead me not into temptation....but can you deliver me the evil one?
Sigh...
And I just bought a plane ticket to SF to visit my Mom for New Years....

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Re: SoCal Race-ready Humber Super Snipe -- SOLD!

MZAVARIN wrote:

And I just bought a plane ticket to SF to visit my Mom for New Years....

Megabus (as does Amtrak) has daily service from SF to Los Angeles, and I can pick you up at the station.

"I don't suffer from insanity, I enjoy every minute of it!"
IOE winner in the Super Snipe -- Buttonwillow 2012
IOE winner in Super Snipe v2.0 -- Buttonwillow 2016
"Every Super Snipe in Lemons has won an IOE!"