1935 SS 3½-Litre Saloon  Chassis no. 248824 Engine no. Z2460
Lot 320
1935 SS1 3 1/2-Litre Saloon
Registration no. 810 XUR Chassis no. 248824 Engine no. Z2460
Sold for £54,050 (US$ 87,574) inc. premium

Lot Details
1935 SS 3½-Litre Saloon  Chassis no. 248824 Engine no. Z2460 1935 SS 3½-Litre Saloon  Chassis no. 248824 Engine no. Z2460 1935 SS 3½-Litre Saloon  Chassis no. 248824 Engine no. Z2460 1935 SS 3½-Litre Saloon  Chassis no. 248824 Engine no. Z2460 1935 SS 3½-Litre Saloon  Chassis no. 248824 Engine no. Z2460 1935 SS 3½-Litre Saloon  Chassis no. 248824 Engine no. Z2460 1935 SS 3½-Litre Saloon  Chassis no. 248824 Engine no. Z2460 1935 SS 3½-Litre Saloon  Chassis no. 248824 Engine no. Z2460 1935 SS 3½-Litre Saloon  Chassis no. 248824 Engine no. Z2460 1935 SS 3½-Litre Saloon  Chassis no. 248824 Engine no. Z2460 1935 SS 3½-Litre Saloon  Chassis no. 248824 Engine no. Z2460 1935 SS 3½-Litre Saloon  Chassis no. 248824 Engine no. Z2460 1935 SS 3½-Litre Saloon  Chassis no. 248824 Engine no. Z2460 1935 SS 3½-Litre Saloon  Chassis no. 248824 Engine no. Z2460 1935 SS 3½-Litre Saloon  Chassis no. 248824 Engine no. Z2460 1935 SS 3½-Litre Saloon  Chassis no. 248824 Engine no. Z2460 1935 SS 3½-Litre Saloon  Chassis no. 248824 Engine no. Z2460 1935 SS 3½-Litre Saloon  Chassis no. 248824 Engine no. Z2460 1935 SS 3½-Litre Saloon  Chassis no. 248824 Engine no. Z2460 1935 SS 3½-Litre Saloon  Chassis no. 248824 Engine no. Z2460 1935 SS 3½-Litre Saloon  Chassis no. 248824 Engine no. Z2460 1935 SS 3½-Litre Saloon  Chassis no. 248824 Engine no. Z2460 1935 SS 3½-Litre Saloon  Chassis no. 248824 Engine no. Z2460 1935 SS 3½-Litre Saloon  Chassis no. 248824 Engine no. Z2460 1935 SS 3½-Litre Saloon  Chassis no. 248824 Engine no. Z2460 1935 SS 3½-Litre Saloon  Chassis no. 248824 Engine no. Z2460 1935 SS 3½-Litre Saloon  Chassis no. 248824 Engine no. Z2460 1935 SS 3½-Litre Saloon  Chassis no. 248824 Engine no. Z2460 1935 SS 3½-Litre Saloon  Chassis no. 248824 Engine no. Z2460 1935 SS 3½-Litre Saloon  Chassis no. 248824 Engine no. Z2460 1935 SS 3½-Litre Saloon  Chassis no. 248824 Engine no. Z2460 1935 SS 3½-Litre Saloon  Chassis no. 248824 Engine no. Z2460 1935 SS 3½-Litre Saloon  Chassis no. 248824 Engine no. Z2460 1935 SS 3½-Litre Saloon  Chassis no. 248824 Engine no. Z2460
1935 SS1 3 1/2-Litre Saloon
Registration no. 810 XUR
Chassis no. 248824
Engine no. Z2460

Footnotes

  • 'Yet there was no doubt about the thrust of the style; it was a long bonnet and a low roofline, a small well-furnished interior, and a distinctive recognisable "face". It had character, it had style, it set fashion more than it followed it, and captured with astonishing precision the idiom of the sports racer, the rally car, the vogue-ish look for which Lyons had a supreme aptitude.' - Eric Dymock, 'The Jaguar File'.

    Forerunner of the marque 'Jaguar' from SS Cars Ltd of Coventry, the SS1 predated yet epitomised the later advertising slogan, 'Grace, Space, Pace.' 'SS' originally stood for the Swallow Sidecar & Coachbuilding Company, which had been founded in Blackpool, England by William Walmsley in 1922. The company branched out into motor manufacture in 1926, its first major success being an attractive sports saloon on the Austin Seven chassis. The design was the work of Walmsley's business partner, William Lyons, whose future Jaguar creations would confirm his reputation as one of the British motor industry's most gifted stylists. Relocation to Coventry followed and the Swallow range expanded to include models on Morris Cowley, Wolseley Hornet and Standard Sixteen chassis.

    Marque status arrived in October 1931 with the launch of the SS1, a close-coupled coupé. Based on that of the Standard Ensign 16hp, the SS1's low, under-slung chassis was designed by Lyons and supplied exclusively to Swallow by John Black's Standard Motor Company, which also provided the 2.1/2.6-litre six-cylinder sidevalve engine and four-speed gearbox. Lyons' design for the body was startling: the SS1's excessively long bonnet, tiny passenger compartment and helmet-type front wings suggesting that it represented the ultimate in high performance. In so doing, the SS1 went some way towards establishing the pattern for future Jaguars, combining sporting good looks with a better-than-average specification and all at a bargain price. Indeed, so successful was Lyons' new venture that production of Swallow-bodied cars ceased altogether in 1933 and SS Cars Limited was formed, initially as a subsidiary of the Swallow sidecar-building business.

    The SS1 body style was revised for 1933 and the engines up-rated with alloy cylinder heads and improved manifolding, advances that raised the top speed to 75mph. For 1934 the SS1 gained a new wide-track chassis and slightly enlarged Standard engines of 2,143cc and 2,663cc, while the body - now available in four different configurations - underwent yet another restyle. In this, its final form, the SS1 remained in production until 1936, by which time 2,503 examples of this ultimate version had been made.

    Sold new via Henlys to Dr G de Rynck in London, this example of the concluding SS1 was imported from Holland by the present owner in 2008, having previously been resident in California. While some of the early SS1 models might have been criticised for a lack of power, the same cannot be said for '810 XUR', which has been fitted with a 3½-litre engine (original engine block with car). Described as in generally good condition, the car is offered with current road fund licence, V5C registration document and Jaguar Daimler Heritage Trust Certificate.

Saleroom notices

  • Although the spare block offered with the car is the correct specification, we are unable to confirm that it is the block as originally supplied with the vehicle.
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