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49026

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2010-12-30 11:25:05 | Pekka T. writes:

for sale at:
www.classiccarsforsale.co.uk/classic-car-page.php/carno/116833

sellers desciption:

Extraordinary example of the iconic SS 100 with its' ORIGINAL 2 1/2 engine ! 49026 with engine L1012E reached final assembly on Christmas Eve, 1937. Now fully and accurately restored using almost all original parts, this car has won numerous awards in the US including Amelia Island '02, Radnor Hunt '05, Santa Fe Concorso '10, and was '07 national concours champion - Jaguar Clubs of North America. Reasonable asking price, all things considered. Prefer contact via email.

2011-08-22 06:59:41 | pauls writes:

Ebay ite 8/22/11
cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/1937-SS-Jaguar-100-2-5-Concours-Winner-/120767080860
Opening bid $275,000 reserve not met, no bids 6 days left in auction.

Sellers description:
Genuine 1937 SS Jaguar 100. Original engine and body (excluding wings). Verifiable with JDHT heritage certificate. Concours condition. 2007 National Concours Champion Jaguar Club of North America. Showing this September 25th at the Santa Fe, New Mexico Concorso as one of last year's "Best in Class" winners. Nothing but the best. Spares included.

2011-09-22 07:18:02 | pauls writes:

Car returns to ebay 9/22/11
cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/1937-SS-Jaguar-100-2-5-Concours-Winner-/120783049884
Opening bid $335,000, no reserve, no bids 6 days left in auction.

Previous auction ended at $275,000 reserve not met after 1 bid.

2012-01-13 12:37:13 | pauls writes:

Car to be at auction 1/12
www.goodingco.com/car/1937-jaguar-ss100-25-litre-tourer

Auction description:
1937 Jaguar SS 100 2.5 Litre
CHASSIS NO. 49026
ENGINE NO. L1012E
Body No. 4907
$325,000 - $400,000
Limited Production Pre-War Sports Car
Rare Matching-Numbers Example
Known Continuous Ownership Since the Early 1960s
Outstanding Presentation and Cosmetic Condition
Proven Concours d'Elegance Award Winner
2007 JCNA National Concours Champion in the Pre-War Category
A Superb Choice for Shows, Tours and Vintage Rallies
Offered with Tool Kit, Owner's Manual, Parts Manual and JDHT Certificate
2,667 CC OHV Inline 6-Cylinder Engine
Twin SU Carburetors
100 BHP at 4,250 RPM
4-Speed Manual Gearbox
4-Wheel Girling Mechanical Drum Brakes
Suspension by Semi-Elliptical Leaf Springs and Friction Shock Absorbers

2012-10-04 20:57:43 | pauls writes:

Car to return to auction Jan 2013:

www.goodingco.com/car/1937-jaguar-ss100-25-litre-tourer

Car sold at 1/12 auction for $319,000, lot 8

2017-07-24 20:36:12 | pauls writes:

Car to return to auction 8/17

www.goodingco.com/vehicle/1937-jaguar-ss-100-2-12-litre/

Auction description:

Pebble Beach 2017

1937 Jaguar SS 100 2 1/2 Litre

Chassis: 49026

Lot 042

Estimate: $500,000 - $600,000

Chassis: 49026

Engine: L1012E

SOLD $561,000

PROVENANCE

Robert Wood, Allentown, Pennsylvania (acquired by 1963)

Gary Ford, Pipersville, Pennsylvania (acquired from the above circa 1998)

Brian Classic, Cheshire, UK (acquired from the above circa 2004)

John Hewitt Murphy, Santa Fe, New Mexico (acquired from the above in 2004)

Private Collection, Mexico (acquired in 2012)

Current Owner (acquired from the above)

EXHIBITED

Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance, Amelia Island, Florida, 2002 (First in Class)

Radnor Hunt Concours d'Elegance, Malvern, Pennsylvania, 2005 (Class Award)

JCNA National Concours d'Elegance, 2007 (Prewar Class Champion)

Santa Fe Concorso, Santa Fe, New Mexico, 2010 (First in Class)

Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance®, Pebble Beach, California, 2015 (First in Class)

According to the Jaguar Daimler Heritage Trust, chassis 49026 was completed on December 24, 1937, finished in black paint with gray trim. Retailed through Henley's Limited of London, the car passed into unknown ownership, though it was later registered as "REL 525." Exported to the US by the early 1960s, Robert Wood of Allentown, Pennsylvania, purchased the SS 100 from one of his fellow students at Cornell University. Following his graduation, Mr. Wood reportedly restored the Jaguar and retained it for approximately 30 years.

In the late 1990s, the SS 100 was sold to Gary Ford, who undertook some cosmetic refurbishment and then presented the car at the 2002 Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance, winning First in Class. Acquired a couple of years later by well-known British car expert Brian Classic, the Jaguar was sold in 2004 to John Hewitt Murphy of Santa Fe. Mr. Murphy undertook further restoration measures, commissioning a reupholstering of the seats and door panels, and a complete detailing of the engine compartment. This work contributed to further accolades at regional events, including class wins at the 2005 Radnor Hunt Concours d'Elegance and the 2010 Santa Fe Concorso, and Prewar Class Champion at the 2007 JCNA National Concours. In 2012, the Jaguar was sold to a discerning private collector, and he exhibited the car at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance® in August 2015, winning First in Class.

Finished in dark green with brown leather upholstery, and still presenting beautifully with its Brooklands windscreens and painted wire wheels, this SS 100 is a genuine example of an important prewar Jaguar model. The consignor reports that the car retains its original 2 1/2-litre engine and the sale is accompanied by an original 1937 owner's manual, weather equipment, and a tool kit. One of only 198 built, this beautifully maintained SS 100 2 1/2 Litre is eligible for many of the finest international events, from prestigious concours d'elegance to rallies such as the Mille Miglia and the Colorado Grand. Those with an appreciation of fine prewar automobiles should not miss this rare opportunity to acquire a truly exceptional example of the first great Jaguar sports car.

2019-12-01 13:29:33 | pauls writes:

Car now offered at:

www.hemmings.com/classifieds/dealer/jaguar/ss100/2347181.html

Seller's description:

Hyman, Ltd.

Location: St. Louis, Missouri

Condition: Good

Exterior: Green

Interior: Brown Leather

Fabulously presented in British Racing Green with a saddle leather interior, this SS 100 Jaguar is a gorgeous example of the quintessential pre-war English sports car. Chassis number 49026 is one of just 198 SS 100s built through 1938 and is a superb motorcar in every respect. The accompanying Jaguar Daimler Heritage Trust Certificate shows 49026 was completed on December 24, 1937, and dispatched through Henlys Limited of London – the official SS/Jaguar distributor at the time. The car was originally finished in black with a gray interior, and fitted with the 2 ½-litre six-cylinder engine good for 100 horsepower. The original owner is not known; however, the car came to the United States sometime in the early 1960s, eventually coming into the stewardship of Mr. Robert Wood, a successful businessman and philanthropist from Allentown, Pennsylvania. The SS 100 stayed quietly in Wood's collection for the next three decades. In the late 1990s, it transferred to Gary Ford, who undertook an extensive cosmetic restoration, resulting in a Best in Class at the 2002 Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance.

After passing through the hands of respected expert Brian Classic in England, 49026 came into the care of Mr. John H. Murphy of Santa Fe, New Mexico. He took the restoration to an even higher level, to include reupholstering the cockpit in stunning saddle brown leather and extensively detailing the engine and mechanical components. Murphy's efforts were rewarded with class wins at the 2005 Radnor Hunt Concours, the 2010 Santa Fe Concorso, and the Prewar Class Champion award at the 2007 JCNA National Concours. With subsequent owners, it scored 999.8 points at the 2014 Jaguar Club of Houston concours and earned a well-deserved class win at the 2015 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance.

In the hands of its most recent custodian, this marvelous SS Jaguar has enjoyed meticulous care and regular enjoyment. It presents in superb condition, with finish quality and detailing befitting a former high-level concours competitor. The paintwork is gorgeous, and it beautifully highlights the exquisite styling. Body-color wheels and black wall tires give it a distinctly sporting and purposeful stance on the road, particularly with the windscreen folded. It retains its numbers-matching inline-six per the Heritage Certificate and has been serviced and dialed-in for road use while in the care of its most recent owner. Some light signs of use are visible on the chassis and mechanical components, which only serve to make the car even more inviting to drive. The sale includes black canvas weather equipment, a partial tool kit, original handbook, and a factory parts book.

The SS 100 is Jaguar's first proper sports car and is also one of the best of the pre-war era. Cherished for their superb road manners and breathtaking style, SS 100s rarely become available on the open market. The sale of 49026 represents an excellent opportunity to acquire a beautiful and proven SS 100 Jaguar suited to continued concours participation yet is also eligible for entry into the world's premier driving events, including the Colorado Grand and Mille Miglia.

Offers welcome and trades considered

Price: $525,000

2020-11-11 08:16:04 | pauls writes:

Direct URL to seller listing:

hymanltd.com/vehicles/6600-1937-jaguar-ss-100-roadster/

2020-12-19 08:48:37 | pauls writes:

Car now on BAT

bringatrailer.com/listing/1937-jaguar-ss100/_source=dm&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=2020-12-19

Auction description:

Lot #41007

Seller: hymanltd

Location: Saint Louis, Missouri 63146

Chassis: 49026

One of ~200 2.5L Examples Built

Refurbished ~20 Years Ago

Class Wins at Amelia Island, Pebble Beach

Total Mileage Unknown

Numbers-Matching 2,663cc OHV Inline-Six

Four-Speed Manual Transmission

Repainted in Dark Green

Saddle Leather Upholstery

Black Canvas Soft Top, Side Curtains

Twin SU Carburetors

Dark Green 18" Wire Wheels

Fold-Down Windshield

Four-Wheel Girling Drum Brakes

Jaguar Daimler Heritage Trust Certificate

Private Party Or Dealer: Dealer.. Same dealer as above.

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