1971 Jaguar

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1971
  • Car type 
    Other
  • Chassis number 
    1L19636DN
  • Engine number 
    7L-48724-S
  • Lot number 
    631
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Green
  • Number of seats 
    2
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

Guide price: £50000 - £60000.  
- A visually accurate replica of Jaguar's famous 1930s two-seater sports car, the SS100
- Built on a MIG-welded ladder frame chassis, the GRP body has been created from a mould taken from an original Jaguar SS100
- Elegant pre-war lines with 1971 Jaguar XJ6 mechanicals, very high-quality replication
- Tastefully finished in British Racing Green over Suede Green leather and Black painted wire wheels
- Registered as an historic vehicle, MoT and road tax exempt, and exportable to many countries
- Showing under 2,500 miles, freshly recommissioned and ‘On the button’
 Among the first of William Lyons' creations to utilise the Jaguar name, the SS Jaguar 100 entered pre-production in October 1935. Dynamically honed by chief engineer William Heynes and marketed as being `primarily intended for competition work and sufficiently tractable as a fast tourer without modification', the first Jaguar sports car enjoyed a successful racing/rallying career and is now extremely sought after by collectors. It is perhaps no surprise that such an iconic design would be imitated using more modern mechanicals and examples produced by Suffolk Engineering are amongst the best available.Suffolk Sportscars are a British based manufacturer dedicated to engineering visually accurate reproductions of the legendary Jaguar SS100 and have been building these lovely cars for over 20 years, and are fully recognised and accepted by Jaguar car clubs around the world, a testimony to the quality achieved by their highly skilled workforce. Suffolk SS100’s can be ordered from the factory in kit form or specific bespoke builds commissioned, the car we have on offer has been built in-house by the Suffolk Jaguar team. This example had been very tastefully specified by a known and prominent car collector based in the UK with British Racing Green paintwork, Green Leather seats and leather edged Green Wilton carpets.The build quality is excellent and utilises all Jaguar running gear including a five-speed manual gearbox with tolerances as close as possible to the original cars. It does, however, have the advantage of Jaguar independent suspension and disc brakes all round although the brakes are subtly disguised to appear to be the drum brakes originally used. Additional specifications include beautifully made bonnet louvres, chrome headlamp grilles, a four-spoke original-style steering wheel, aero screens and a fold-flat windscreen with wind deflectors. A full mohair tonneau cover and additional mohair hood cover are supplied.  It is obvious that great care was taken when this car was originally painted as it presents in excellent condition throughout. Having formed part of a large collection, this example has only covered 2,427 miles, you could say it has just been run-in. Consequently, the vendor has re-commissioned the car with a full service and inspection prior to this sale. Said to start ‘on the button’ and perform without fault, here is a great opportunity to own a 'pre-war classic' that offers spirited 'B' road adventures, yet is totally comfortable in modern traffic.