1976 Jaguar SS 100

Recreation by Heritage

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1976
  • Car type 
    Convertible / Roadster
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    White
  • Interior colour 
    Other
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

Coys Auction
Ascot Racecourse,
Berkshire SL5 7JX
Saturday 2 October 2010 at 3pm
If the Jaguar saloons created excitement in the 1930s, it was as nothing compared to the SS100. No sports car better epitomizes the late 1930s, it looked right from every angle and age has not withered its beauty.
At Brooklands in 1936 a tuned and lightened version lapped at 104.1mph, but normally owners tended not to race them. Instead they appeared in the rallies, trials and sprints which formed the bulk of British motor sport and they were successful because of their superb power to weight ratio, gearbox, brakes and handling. They were great all-rounders.
With a pedigree of this calibre it is perhaps inevitable that the SS100 model would become the target for numerous recreations over the years. Few attempts however can claim to be as technically accurate or as exquisitely detailed as this example.
XSV 536 is the result of a dream to create the finest SS100 evocation of all and was built at significant c