1982 JAGUAR SS100 TO SUFFOLK SPECIFICATION (3.4 LITRE)
Historics at Brooklands | 26-Nov-2016 | Historics at Brooklands November Sale | Venue : Brooklands Museum
Category : Classic Cars
Lot No. : 149
Year : 1982
Engine Size : See Description
Transmission : manual
RHD
Registration No. : 218 KKR
Chassis No. : SAJJAALA7CC346340
Engine No. : 8A013481H
No longer available - Sold or withdrawn from sale
 

 

The SS100 was built between 1936 and 1940 by SS Cars Ltd of
Coventry, England. The nomenclature was to reflect the theoretical
100mph maximum speed and once approved by Sir William Lyons, the
name 'Jaguar' was given to a new saloon version in 1936. Widely
considered to be one of the most aesthetically pleasing Jaguar cars
ever built, it is also one of the rarest with only 198 of the
2.5-litre and 116 of the 3.5-litre models being made. Most stayed
on the home market but 49 were exported. Cars in good condition
will now regularly fetch in excess of £300,000. It is of little
surprise, rather like its later stable mates, the C and D-Type,
that those of us of a more impecunious persuasion looked for an
alternative and a number of boutique car manufacturers then set
about to feed this demand, supplying good quality recreations at a
fraction of the cost of a real one.

Built in 2000, this Jaguar SS100 recreation is finished in
Mason's Black with matching black mohair hood and black hide
interior. The car has been built to the highest standard by the
previous engineer/owner and has included various advantageous
improvements to the chassis with most of the component parts
supplied by Roger Williams of Suffolk Jaguar, the acknowledged
leader in this field. Since being built, it has covered only 18,000
miles with power coming from the correct Jaguar 3.4 litre, twin
overhead camshaft, straight six, XJ engine which can easily provide
some very exciting motoring. The build quality is excellent and
utilises all Jaguar running gear including a five-speed manual
gearbox with tolerances as close as possible to the original cars.
It does however have the advantage of Jaguar independent suspension
and disc brakes all round although the brakes are subtly disguised
to appear to be the drum brakes originally used. Additional
specifications include beautifully made bonnet louvers, chrome
headlamp grilles, a four-spoke original-style steering wheel, aero
screens and a fold flat windscreen with wind deflectors. A full
mohair tonneau cover and additional mohair hood cover are
supplied.  It is obvious that great care was taken when this
car was originally painted as it presents in excellent condition
throughout.


For sale by auction on Saturday 26 November 2016 with Historics at Brooklands, Brooklands Motor Racing Circuit, Weybridge, Surrey, Call 01753 639170