It’s not a classic #f1 car but #no14 1938 Jaguar SS100
While looking for a car to feature I came across the Jaguar SS100 and fell in love with it. I used to have a red Jaguar Toy Car that looked a lot like this so it bought back some great memories.
This car is currently listed by COYS at http://www.coys.co.uk/showrooms.php?itemID=1964
Quote from Wikipedia
The Jaguar SS100 is a British 2-seat sports car built between 1936 and 1940 by SS Cars Ltd of Coventry, England. The last one is thought to have been delivered in 1941.
The SS Cars Ltd Model 100 “Jaguar” was so named as the ‘100’ reflected the capability of the 3.5-litre model to exceed 100 mph – then a remarkable speed for a production vehicle. In common with many products of the thirties, the adoption of an animal name was deemed appropriate, and once approved by Bill Lyons the name “Jaguar” was given to a new saloon car in 1936, and from that point to all the cars. .
Following the Second World War, because of the connotations then attached to the initials “”SS”, the company was renamed Jaguar in 1945.
From the listing for this car
Registration Number: German Registered
Chassis Number: 49034
Coys have had the pleasure to sell many SS100s over the years and are particularly pleased to offer this serious concours contender, bought by the vendor at Coys some six years ago. This 2½ litre SS 100 not only boasts an almost complete history from new, but also is a serious concours contender after a ground up restoration during its last ownership by its fastidious enthusiast owner. The car is a regular feature in the Jaguar Owners magazine and well known in SS100 circles.
Its life started in 1938 when it was first sold by Appleyard of Leeds in the UK and the list of owners from 1938 to date is available in the cars file including details of its journey to Kuala Lumpur in 1963. Supplied is a Heritage certificate which confirms its early history and a FIVA Identity pass and a booklet with pictures and other information about this splendid SS 100. This superb car also comes with German historic registration documents and last but not least, the car posses an original, not a reprint, owner’s manual. It’s definitely amongst the finest examples we have seen and suitable to grace any collection of Jaguar historic sports cars.