1937 Jaguar

SS-100 Roadster

Gunmetal with Red leather upholstery, Red carpeting, Black convertible top, 4-speed manual gearbox, Chrome wire wheels, Rear-mounted spare, Full windshield and Brooklands racing screens.

The SS 100 Jaguar was built by SS Cars Ltd. of Coventry, England. The SS 100 is considered to be one of the most aesthetically pleasing Jaguar cars built as well as one of the rarest. Only 198 of the 2.5-litres were produced. Many original owners enjoyed the fact the SS 100 was intended for competition use, but was equally suitable for ordinary road use.

This 1937 SS 100 Jaguar 2½-Litre Roadster is documented by its original sales ledger, sold initially by Layhams Engineering Company, Surrey, England, to motoring journalist, Lawrence E.W. Pomeroy. In 1953, the car was acquired from Mercury Motors, of Wembley, by Harry Wolfe. Accompanying photographs on file are believed to date from Wolfes ownership. In 1958, this SS 100 then passed to Leslie Worley, of Sussex, who moved with the car to Malaysia. In his new home, Worley became an active vintage racer, eventually achieving the rank of president in the Malaysian Vintage Racing Club. His SS 100 was driven in an MSCC sprint in Kuala Lumpur as noted in Terry McGraths, The Forerunners of Jaguar, as well as in many Malaysian motoring publications of the era.

The SS 100 Roadster then returned to the UK in the 1970s and was restored while in the ownership of Richard Smith, which was finished in black paint. In this appearance, it was again sold around 1984, to American enthusiast Norb Schaefer.

Mr. Schaefer repeatedly showed his SS 100 with Classic Car Club of America Full Classics and found time to earn its CCCA Senior award between races at Elkhart Lake.

In 2002, the car was sold to a Japanese owner and the timeline where the SS 100 gained its new Gunmetal paint. It was a regular concours entrant in Japan, where it remained until recently. Having been in the ownership of the resident of the Jaguar & Daimler Owners Club of Japan, this SS 100 is well known. It is pictured in the SS 100 Registry taking part in the first Jaguar Day celebration near Tokyo in 2003.

This SS 100 Roadster remains in concours condition in its wonderful, period-correct Gunmetal with Red leather appearance. It is complete with its extensive history file and various period photos that accompany the car.

This exciting SS 100 is a thrill to drive, it is ready for immediate use and eligible for some of the worlds finest touring events and to carry on a heritage of competition that it has carried for nearly 80 years.

Video walk-around and road test: https://youtu.be/Xa_V_VCSzW4

Price: $460,000