Jaguar SS 100 Sports RHD

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  • Rare and completely original SS 100 in use-friendly top condition with attractive patina
  • High quality "nut & bold" restoration by Jaguar SS specialists in England, which is in very good condition
  • Matching Numbers for engine and body; the original 2.5 litre engine with gearbox is included
  • Jaguar Heritage Certificate

The Jaguar SS 100 Sports RHD

The SS 100 model was launched in autumn 1935 as a two-seater roadster parallel to the SS Jaguar 2 ½ Litre. The manufacturer was S.S. Cars Ltd – SS stands for Swallow Sidecar –, which William Lyons had founded together with a partner. This company was later renamed to the brand Jaguar. At first, they produced motorbike sidecars and from 1927 also automobiles. The company quickly gained a reputation for building cars that were not only inexpensive but also very reliable. The SS 100 is the first vehicle bearing the designation "Jaguar". The car was powered by the same six-cylinder in-line engine with a displacement of 2,663 cc and 102 hp as the SS Jaguar 2 ½ Litre. Power was transmitted to the rear wheels via a four-speed gearbox with a middle shift. It is assumed that the "100" stands for the top speed of 100 miles per hour, i.e. 160 kph. The Jaguar SS 100 was therefore one of the fastest cars on the market at the time. And it was available at a sensationally low price compared to cars with the same speed. From the end of 1937, a larger six-cylinder in-line engine with a capacity of 3,485 cc (3.5 litres) and 125 hp was available as an alternative to the 2.5-litre engine. The long bonnet, the elegantly curved mudguards and the overall quite compact body with low overall height make for a very sporty design of this purist roadster. Only 309 examples of both engine variants were produced in total. So exclusive was – and is – the SS 100 one of the most sought-after sports cars of its time.


Built in December 1937, this Jaguar SS 100 was delivered to Henley*s London with a 2.5 litre engine. In 1972 it was exported to the USA, where it remained mainly in one hand until 1993. The current owner had the car re-registered in the UK and underwent a "nut-and-bolt" restoration by renowned Jaguar SS specialist Terry Rowing. After completion of the restoration, the car was registered in Germany. The car is in very good and, above all, reliable condition for use. This is due to the professional and devoted care during the 30 years of ownership and to the high-quality restoration that took place longer ago. This SS 100 was equipped with the very sought-after 3.5 litre SS engine. The original 2.5 litre engine with which the car was delivered is part of the sale and is included. The 3.5 litre in-line 6 cylinder engine produces approximately 125 bhp – the 2.5 litre in-line 6 cylinder engine produces approximately 103 bhp. Also included is a Jaguar 5-speed gearbox which replaces the existing and original gearbox that is part of the delivery as well. Mechanically, the car is in good condition with an attractive patina. It is rust and corrosion free, the underbody is waxed. The equipment is also completely original. Thus, the side windows and, as an alternative to fitting two spare tyres, a luggage bridge are also present. Also included in this "package" are a large number of original parts and literature. The vehicle is known for its numerous successes and participations at international rallies. Among others Targa Florio, Sachs Franken Classic, Heidelberg Classic and joined certain events organized by the Jaguar Drivers’ Club in Great Britain. In the period from 1936 to 1939, approximately 191 2.5-litre and approximately 118 3.5-litre models were produced. These low production figures make the SS 100 one of the most sought-after sports cars of its time. Due to its design, it is certainly one of the most aesthetic and appealing sports cars of the 1930s. And it drives like it looks: Powerful, agile and flexible. The perfect vehicle for participating in sporty classic car events.

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Data & Facts

First Registration1937

Engine6-cylinder in-line engine, water-cooled, OHV, 2 carburettors

Transmissionmanual, 5-speed, middle shift

Weightapprox. 1.043 kg

Quantityapprox. 191 units with 2,5 litre and 118 units with 3,5 litre

Power3,485 ccm, approx. 125 hp at 4,250 rpm (factory data)

Brakesdrum brakes front and rear

Top Speedapprox. 160 km/h

Price355.000,00€ (§25a, VAT not to be shown)

DocumentsJaguar Heritage certificate, German historic car registration

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