Jaguar SS100 2.5 Litre Roadster (1937)
To be offered at Bonham's Scottsdale on 1/17/19 https://www.bonhams.com/auctions/25101/lot/76/ chassis #: 18072 engine #: 252608 body #: 4798 *Extremely rare and iconic prewar Jaguar styling *Matching numbers per JDHT Certificate *Eligible for all the finest vintage concours, races, rallies and tours *Documented history Widely considered one of the most aesthetically pleasing sporting cars of the 1930s, the SS100 is also very rare with only 198 2.5-litre and 116 3.5-litre models made. The Jaguar SS100 was the first of William Lyons' cars to carry the Jaguar name, although at the time it was just a nameplate and would not become the corporation's brand name until after World War II. More importantly, the car elevated the parent company from relative obscurity to a purveyor of some of the most stirring sports cars of the entire 20th century. This particular example was originally finished in what must have been a uniquely attractive colour combination of 'Lavender Blue' over 'Dark Blue' interior and delivered in March of 1937 by Henly's of London to an E.C.B Jenkins. It made its way to the ownership of R.L. Morand in Chester, New Jersey who restored the car to its current livery in 1976. He then relocated to Fallbrook, California where he took his collection of over 60 cars. Morand passed away a few years later and this car has been with his son ever since. This is a complete, rust-free matching numbers example with its original chassis, engine, and body that is the perfect starting point to a sympathetic and straightforward restoration and is eligible for all the finest vintage concours, races, rallies, and tours.
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- Year: 1937
- Colour: White
- First registered: 1937