Swallow Sidecar Company Ltd started in 1922 in the city of Blackpool. After mainly manufacturing sidecars, they started production of their first cars, the SS1 (6-cylinder) and SS2 (4-cylinder) in 1932.
Only shortly after, the second run of Saloon cars started with the SS ‘Jaguar’1.5litres, 2.5litres and later the 3.5litres. More remarkable, their first sportscar rolled out of their workshop in 1935. The SS90 was capable of doing 90MPH and only weighing 927kgs, you can imagine that the cocktail was perfect for the new customers who liked sporty cars. Only 23 examples were made before SS decided to improve the car and introduce the SS 100. From 1936 onwards customers were threaded with the possibility of doing 100MPH (if the roads were good enough). At first the 2.5litres 6-cylinders were derived from the SS 2.5Litres Saloons. A lot of parts were common, only the bodywork was obviously different and the chassis of the SS100 was shortened. After an handful of cars rolled of the production line, 1938 was the year SS Cars decided to upgraded the SS100 to 3.5litres. The SS Jaguar 3.5l saloons were only introduced the year before and the capabilities of the new 3.5litres already proved very hopeful.
The car was standing on 18inch wired wheels supported with half rounded elliptical springs and rigid axles all around. 3485cc’s spread over 6 cylinders gave the car 125BHP. For a car that only weighs 990kgs, 0-60MPH was done in 10.4 seconds with a 4-speed synchronised gearbox. Once up to speed, the roadster could rely on Girling brakes to bring everything safely to a stop.
After only 116 3.5l SS 100’s were made, production stopped in 1940 for 5 years for obvious reasons.
Restarting production in 1945, SS-cars had to change their name after the Nazi heritage. ‘Jaguar’ was used as an additional name anyway and the elegant but powerful cat was an easy pick to resemble their sporty cars. The rest is history, like we all know.
This SS100 presented in the lovely original blue Jaguar colour, started life as an SS 3.5l saloon in 1938. Imported from England in 2014, the Saloon was still matching numbers but already half disassembled and partly restored. Liking sporty cars, the current owner decided the best option would be to keep all the original bits and rebuild it as an Jaguar SS100. The chassis has been shortened professionally and the bodywork has been completely coachbuilt together with the ash frame to original specification. Every single part has been renewed, restored or refurbished and all the unused parts from the SS 3.5l are still with the car. So is the original matching gearbox which has been rebuilt but personal preference decided to fit a 5-speed box in the car. This can be altered again without any problems.
The car is in absolute concours condition from top to bottom and a real heads-turner. The SS100 stand synonymous with one of the most aesthetically pleasing cars, maybe even the most gorgeous Jaguar ever made.
Please pay us a visit and we are sure you can find that extra bit of room in your garage.
Jaguar SS100 repro coach built by the famous Adams coach builders who were responsible for most of the exotic sports cars,being a ex lister design man,This roadster was built in 1985 based on the 1935 Jaguar SS100, one of only 17 built, finished in British Racing green,with beige hide interior,headrests,radio,CD .....
Jaguar SS 100 built in 1968 by the famous Birchfield coach builders in hand crafted aluminum, based on the 1936 SS 100,
These cars are very rare only 22 were ever made this is number 12, these cars have over tripled in price in the last few years, because of the investment side of it, plus they drive .....
Vintage and Prestige are proud to offer this 1938 Jaguar SS100 3.5 litre by Leonida & Co For Sale.
Registration: WLD 100
Engine no: M744E
King Carol II of Romania was the first owner of the fifth 3 ½ litre SS Jaguar Saloon made, a couple of months earlier his son Prince .....
Suffolk SS100 Jaguar 4.2 - 2 owners from new
This lovely gunmetal and red SS100 is a cracker. One of our most popular colours for the SS, and you can see why. The car has covered 33,000 miles - yes, higher mileage than some, but these cars are built to last so it presents exceptionally. 2 careful .....
Suffolk SS100 Jaguar 4.2 - one owner and 5000 miles from new
A lovely factory built one owner Suffolk SS100. The previous owner thoroughly enjoyed the car and took on tours all over the UK and Europe. This car is finished in the exclusive colour of anthracite grey, and it suits the car superbly.
This SS 100 is not just a great car but is a very significant piece of SS /Jaguar history it being the very last SS 100 built and probably the last of any SS vehicle leaving Browns Lane in 1941. Of course after the war SS became Jaguar.
Chassis 39118 like many of its type left the uk after the war .....
Truly beautiful, SS100 Roadster from 1936.
Built on an original SS100 Saloon chassis with chassis no. 10985.
The Heritage Trust Certificate and other extensive documentation is available.
Chassis and sheet metal is still in perfect, rust-free condition!
This SS100 has been converted to roadster .....
Registration: Suffolk SS100 Jaguar. Built by Suffolk Sportscars in 2010. Registered as a Jaguar 4.2 litre Sports. USA, Canada, Australia and European exportable car.
Historic registration number SSJ142
Engine: Jaguar XK 4.2 litre engine. Fitted with twin 1 3/4" carburettors and .....