Lot 306 - 1968 Jaguar SS100 by Heritage
|Odometer reading||3,706 miles|
|Estimate||£30,000 - £38,000|
The SS100 was built between 1936 and 1940 by SS Cars Ltd of Coventry, England. The nomenclature was to reflect the theoretical 100mph maximum speed and once approved by Sir William Lyons, the name 'Jaguar' was given to a new saloon version in 1936. Widely considered to be one of the most aesthetically pleasing Jaguar cars ever built, it is also one of the rarest, with only 198 of the 2.5-litre and 116 of the 3.5-litre models being made. Most stayed on the home market but 49 were exported. Cars in good condition will now regularly fetch in excess of £300,000.
It is of little surprise, rather like its later stablemates the C and D-Type, that those of us of a more impecunious persuasion looked for an alternative and a number of boutique car manufacturers then set about to feed this demand, supplying good quality recreations at a fraction of the cost of a real one.
Heritage, in this instance, used a Jaguar XJ6 as a chassis with motive power coming from an XJ6 3.4 litre or 4.2 litre unit. In this instance, a 4.2 litre engine was used. The bodywork uses bespoke GRP (glass-reinforced plastic) with an aluminium, louvered bonnet. The brakes are power-assisted-Lockheed disc units with adjustable shock absorbers on six-coil spring suspension. The interior presents in contrasting red leather with blue Wilton carpet and looks fabulous. Also included are a heater, Kenlowe fan, sidescreens, tonneau cover, hoodbag, fitted hood in black mohair, aeroscreens and a toolkit, jack and copper faced hammer. In stunning condition throughout and offering an extremely spirited driving experience, this iconic early recreation of Jaguar's SS100 can be thoroughly enjoyed in all weathers.
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