Classic Car Catalogue

Humber 1941

 

Great Britain


Humber produce a large variety of 'soft-skin" and armoured military vehicles, using the same basic engine and other components throughout the range. Illustrated are a Pullman Limousine, a Special Ironside Saloon and a rear-engined 4 x 4 Armoured Car, Mark I, all part of the fleet of vehicles used by HM King George VI. The Pullman is one of three with special bullet-proof (austenitic steel) coachwork. In the background is Windsor Castle.

Ironside was superseded by the turreted Mk II and the four-wheel drive Mk III and IIIA.
Humber Special Ironside Saloons are used by the Royal Family and Cabinet Ministers. They are derived from the standard Ironside and have a division between front and rear compartment. The left-hand front seat back squab could be folded forward and the Perspex division panel moved to the right to facilitate access to the rear seat. Equipment in the rear compartment include an 8-day clock, a microphone to the driver, a wool rug and a fire extinguisher. Upholstery is hide, with West of England cloth on the sides, below waist level

 

Snipe and Pullman

 


Humber Super Snipe Staff Saloon. This is a 1941 model which have larger tyres (9.00-13) and wider wings than the 1940 model. The windscreen is partly painted in order to minimize light reflection and detection from the air.


4x4 utility

 

Ironside

 


Ironside Special Saloon


Ironside Special Saloon


Ironside Special Saloon


Ironside Mk III


Ironside Mk III


Ironside Mk III