Built from 1936 to 1940, the SS Jaguar 100 was a saloon, two-seat sports car from SS Cars Ltd. The company was renamed Jaguar in 1945 to avoid a connotation with the Nazi. The car’s maximum speed was said to be 100 mph, which gave the model its name. A 2.5-liter engine powered the SS Jaguar 100 with twin carburetors bolted directly to the cylinder head and an output between 70 and 100 hp. The unit was enlarged to a capacity of 3.5 liters in 1938 with a power increase to 125 hp. Power was transmitted to the wheels through a four-speed gearbox with synchromesh on the top 3 ratios. The car was very light and equipped with Girling brakes, which made it very enjoyable to drive and efficient.
Should you be interested in purchasing a SS Jaguar 100, The Beverly Hills Car Club team can help you find the right model. The team has an extensive expertise of the classic car market and can answer any questions you may have about the car’s specifications or the buying process. Only 198 examples of the 2.5-liter model were made, and 116 of the 3.5-liter cars, which makes the SS Jaguar 100 one of the rarest models. Many replicas have been created since the 1960s so you want to make sure you know what you’re looking at. Hiring a classic Jaguar expert to help you carry out a complete pre-purchase inspection can be very useful and end up saving you a lot of hassle and money down the road.
Get in touch with The Beverly Hills Car Club team today if you’d like to find out more about the team’s services. Their Los Angeles classic car dealership is a good place to start your research as the team’s large and growing inventory of classics for sale regularly contains rare and desirable models. Connect with the friendly staff today and get started on your project!
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