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 3.5 SS-100 Gunmetal
 Open Two Seater 
 Right Hand Drive 
   Parkers Of Bolton
 39032 26 January 1938
 M545E 
 4881 
  
 18 January 1938 United Kingdom
 
 1938 Silver
 2021 Red
 Rest: Nice 
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 M499E 
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Record Creation: Entered on 1 January 2021.

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Heritage Notes

Current motor 499E now installed is from saloon 30435

Photos of 39032

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2010-12-20 22:23:43 | Lofty writes:

Information from conceptcarz:

"This SS 100 was delivered though the Parker's Bolton agency in Manchester, England, in 1938. It would spend the first 24 years of its life in the United Kingdom, before coming into the car of Eugene Faust, who brought it to New York in 1962. It remained with Faust for seven years and during that time received a restoration. Its original engine, number M 545 E, had been replaced with number M 499E earlier in its life. During the restoration, Faust replaced the original fenders, but they are still with the car as spare parts.

Ron Keno of Mohawk, New York purchased the car in 1969 and kept it for many years, driving it only during the summer and fall seasons.

The car was painted gunmetal gray for much of its life. It has recently been repainted a dark blue with a red leather interior.

In 2009, this SS 100 Roadster was offered for sale at the Sports & Classics of Monterey auction presented by RM Auctions. The car was estimated to sell for $250,000 - $350,000 and offered without reserve. As the gavel fell for the third and final time, the lot had been sold for the sum of $341,000, including buyer's premium."

2011-11-13 21:27:21 | pauls writes:

Car was at auction 10/2011

www.rmauctions.com/CarDetails.cfm

Auction description:

London

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

1938 Jaguar SS 100 3.5-Litre Roadster

Lot 233

Estimate: £310,000-£380,000

Sold for £263,200

Chassis No. 39032

AUCTION RESULTS: Lot was Sold at a price of £263,200

• One of the great pre-war British sports cars

• One of only 118 3.5-Litre examples built

• A well-sorted, nicely presented example ideal for tours and rallies

• Ex-Keno Family

The SS 100 offered here, chassis 39032, was delivered through the Parker's Bolton agency in Manchester, England in 1938. It spent the first 24 years in the United Kingdom before it was acquired by Eugene Faust, who brought it to New York in 1962. Faust kept the car for seven years, a stewardship that included a restoration. The original engine (M 545 E) had been replaced much earlier with number M 499 E, and Faust also replaced the original fenders.

In 1969, Faust sold the SS 100 to Ron Keno, a successful antiques dealer and art teacher residing in Mohawk, New York, whose sons Leslie and Leigh have followed in this family tradition and are renowned for their antiques expertise both on and off the small screen. Though its seasons have been short, as the Kenos only drove the car during the summer and autumn, the SS 100 has travelled extensively, including its most ambitious tour, the 1998 1,000-mile Louis Vuitton China Run.

Gunmetal grey through much of its life, the SS 100 has been recently repainted a dark blue, and the interior appointments are fresh from the shop, highlighted by new red leather upholstery. The engine has been carefully maintained over the years and was freshened for the China foray. More recently, additional work has been done to maintain this beautiful Jaguar. This includes extensive electrical work, rebuilding of the gauges and speedometer, fuel tank repair, replacement of the clutch assembly and further gearbox work. Finally, the wire wheels were stripped and repainted blue to match the body colour.

The owner of this 3.5-litre SS 100 will join a very select group of owners here and overseas who are fortunate enough to possess one of these stunning automobiles. It would certainly be a welcome addition to vintage sports car club rallies, exhibits and races around the world and also has the potential to become a concours-winning pre-war Jaguar.

2011-12-10 23:43:53 | pauls writes:

Car now offered at:
classicshowcase.com/index.php/inventory/detail/215

Sellers description essentially same as above.
Current condition: DRIVER
Performance: 3.5L, 3,486 cc overhead valve inline 6 cylinder engine, 125 Factory Base Horse Power, twin SU Carburetors
Transmission: 4 Speed Manual Gearbox
Suspension: Independent front
Color exterior: Dark Blue
Color interior: Red
Wheels: Wire Wheels
Brakes: 4 wheel Mechanical Drum Brakes
Vin #: 39032
Other 1: Body#: 4881

2014-06-26 21:21:02 | pauls writes:

Car to be at auction 8/14
rmauctions.com/lots/lot.cfm

Auction description:
Monterey
15 - 16 August 2014
1938 SS 100 Jaguar 3½-Litre Roadster
Chassis no. 39032
Engine no. M 499 E
Body no. 4881

2014-07-30 14:47:33 | pauls writes:

Car was at auction in '09
www.rmauctions.com/lots/lot.cfm

Auction description:
Sports & Classics of Monterey
13 - 15 August 2009
Lot 553
1938 Jaguar SS 100 3 1/2 Litre Roadster
To be auctioned on Saturday, August 15, 2009
Sold for $341,000
Chassis no. 39032

2020-12-25 09:01:30 | pauls writes:

Car to return to auction 2/21

rmsothebys.com/en/auctions/az21/arizona/lots/r0024-1938-ss-100-jaguar-3-litre-ro ...

Auction description:

1938 SS 100 Jaguar 3½-Litre Roadster

RM | Sotheby's - ARIZONA 22 JANUARY 2021

Chassis No.39032

Engine No. M 499 E

Body No. 4881

Rare and significant; the quintessential pre-war British sports car

One of 118 3 ½-Litre examples produced

Formerly owned by the Keno family for over 40 years

Gunmetal over a red interior; black convertible top

Earned a 100-point result at the May 2014 JCNA Concours following a meticulous restoration

Accompanied by JDHT certificate and top boot

Manufactured 18 January 1938, this chassis, originally Gunmetal over a silver-black interior, was dispatched later that month to Parker’s of Bolton in greater Manchester, England. It received a replacement 3.5-liter engine from an SS Jaguar saloon, number M 499 E, at some point in its early life. It remained the United Kingdom until 1962, when it was imported into the United States and acquired by Eugene Faust.

Mr. Faust restored the car for the first time in the mid-1960s, replacing the original fenders in the process. Then, in 1969, he sold it to Mohawk, New York-based antiques dealer and art teacher Ronald Keno. For the next 40 years, chassis number 39032 would be the Keno family’s constant companion. Ron and Norma had three young children at the time, twins, Leigh and Leslie, age 12, and their older brother Mitchell, then 16, all of whom followed their parents into the antiques business.

Leigh and Leslie Keno became well known through their antiques business and have even appeared on Antiques Roadshow and experienced Pebble Beach Concours judging. They would eventually take the family Roadster far beyond New York’s Hudson Valley and their high-school prom, including on a 1,000-mile tour of China during the 1998 Louis Vuitton China Run. “We grew up in this car,” said Leigh, but by 2009, the Kenos felt they were no longer able to use it appropriately and passed it to a new owner.

Still impressive yet somewhat worn from over 40 years of regular use, the SS Jaguar 100 3 ½-Litre was due for a modern restoration. Two years of work ensued, during which time it was refinished to the highest show standards in its original Gunmetal, now paired with a striking red interior and fabric black top with matching boot. The quality of the work performed was such that, shortly after the restoration’s completion in spring 2014, the car received a perfect JCNA 100-point score at the May 2014 Jaguar Owners Club of Los Angeles Annual Concours d’Elegance.

If any single car represents the epitome of pre-war British motoring, it is the 3½-Litre SS 100 Jaguar. As the first full flowering of Williams Lyons’ vision for what Jaguar could be, its engineering and styling set a benchmark for sports cars of the era—and a discerning eye will detect echoes of its proportions and performance in Jaguar’s post-war offerings, the E-Type among them. Accompanied by a Jaguar Daimler Heritage Trust certificate, chassis number 39032 is worthy of inclusion in any collection of significant sports cars.

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