1953 Jaguar SS

Special Roadster

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1953
  • Car type 
    Convertible / Roadster
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Red
  • Interior colour 
    Other
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

Coys Auction - The Spirit of Motoring
Ascot Racecourse,
Ascot,
Berkshire SL5 7JX
Saturday 3 October 2009
Registration Number: EU taxes paid Chassis Number: TBA
This rare and unusual roadster for many years has resided in the famous Ted Leonard Collection in Connecticut, alongside his well-known collection of Rolls-Royce, Packards, Lincolns and Auburns, which, in itself, reflects the uniqueness and quality of this sports roadster and its importance.
This extremely handsome special, which is believed to have been constructed in the early 1950s, loosely along the lines of the fabled SS100, features an H-frame chassis with semi-eliptic springs, live axle suspension front and rear, Armstrong hydraulic shocks, and four-wheel hydraulic drum brakes powered by a believed early XK-series 3.4 twin-cam Jaguar engine, with twin SUs and XK-series 4-speed Moss gearbox.
This superb car offers exciting driving from its very powerful Jaguar engine, and extremely sporting lines, full-length f