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2017-01-21 23:46:04 | Rob Reilly writes:

Listed in the 2007 Classic Jaguar Association SS100 Register

2019-02-06 13:00:51 | pauls writes:

Car was at auction 1/19

www.bonhams.com/auctions/25101/lot/76/

Auction description:

Lot 76

1937 Jaguar SS100 2½-LITER ROADSTER

Sold for US$ 329,500 inc. premium

The Scottsdale Auction

17 Jan 2019, 11:00 MST

Chassis no. 18072

Engine no. 252608

*Desirable and rare example of Jaguars first sports car

*Retains matching-numbers chassis, engine and bodywork

*In recent ownership several decades

*Eligible for some of the most exclusive driving and concours events

Chassis number 18072 was completed at the works in March of 1937, finished in Lavender Grey over blue trim. The car was supplied new in via Henlys, London to its first owner, Mr. E.C. B. Jenkins. It remains unclear for exactly how long the sporting Jaguar remained in the UK, but by the 1970s, the car was found in the hands of Jaguar enthusiast and collector, Mr. Robert Morand. Mr. Morand had over 60 cars and was really a true collector of motorcars early on. As he sadly passed away, the SS100 was inherited by his son, who has kept it until recently.

Today this sporting Jaguar is finished in a classic Old English White exterior color, while the airplane-like cockpit is trimmed in red hides. The car has resided in the mild California climate for more than 40 year. Very importantly, the car retains its original chassis, engine and body, and would be a spectacular base of a car to further refurbish or treat to a full restoration. With prices of the contemporary BMW 328 Roadster and Alfa Romeo 6C 1750 selling for far bigger figures, these sporting and extremely good-looking Jaguars offer great bang for your buck. Supporting the car's provenance, accompanying documentation includes various cuttings and photographs, a Jaguar Daimler Heritage Trust Certificate, side curtains in spectacular condition, and an original hand book and parts book. The SS100 was one of the fastest and best-handling sports cars of its day, as its competition record both before and after the war bears witness to. Representing a rare opportunity to acquire a matching-numbers example of the model that can be said to have started the Jaguar legend, '18072' is eligible for a wide variety of the most prestigious historic motor sport events.

Footnotes Please note, this vehicle is titled under the model year 1939.

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