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Record Creation: Entered on 15 June 2022.
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2022-06-15 14:55:06 | pauls writes:
Car to be at auction 6/22
1938 SS 100 Jaguar 2½-Litre Roadster
Registration no. DOX 996 Chassis no. 49032 Engine no. L1043E
Goodwood Festival of Speed Collector's Motor Cars and Automobilia
24 June 2022, 14:00 BST
£200,000 - £300,000
• One of circa 190 2½-Litre cars
• Matching numbers
• Present family ownership since 2002 (previous family ownership 1938-2002)
• Restored since acquisition
The SS 100 we offer comes with its original old-style buff logbook revealing that it was first registered to one Reginald Duckitt of Birmingham on 30 March 1938. Swiftly reregistered to Ashmore's (Auto Engineers) Ltd (in May '38), it passed to one Alfred Simms of Birmingham that same month and would remain in the Simms family's ownership until the lady vendor's late husband purchased it from Mrs Elsie Simms on 3 February 2002. The accompanying copy of the Classic Jaguar Association's SS 100 Register lists Mrs Simms as the owner in 1989. The car was described as showing 19,600 miles only, not run for over 20 years and in restoration.
Noted Jaguar historian and authority, Paul Skilleter, first encountered 'DOX 996' in the Halesowen area of Birmingham in 1979 when it was a completely original and untouched car in the hands of long-term owner, Mrs Simms. It had lain in her garage for many years. By February 1980 Paul was visiting the car to take progress pictures of its restoration, which was being carried out by Mrs Simms' next-door neighbour, John Owen, himself the owner of an SS 100.
Unfortunately, the relationship between Mrs Simms and Mr Owen soured, and the car was still in a dismantled state when acquired by the lady vendor's late husband. 'DOX 996' was subsequently restored (see bills on file) and seems not to have been used since completion (the odometer reading is 0.5 miles). The accompanying history file also contains the original instruction book; assorted correspondence; old V5/V5C documents; and a selection of restoration photographs.
Sold strictly as viewed, this is a rare opportunity to acquire a well documented example of the model that can be said to have started the Jaguar legend, 'DOX 996' is eligible for a wide variety of the most prestigious historic motor sport events, including the Mille Miglia, Targa Florio, Le Mans Retro, Colorado Grand, Great America, California Mille and many more.
Please note on a very recent inspection by Twyford Moors to remedy a misfire, the cam cover was removed and broken and bent valves were found. The estimate has been revised to £180,000 - £240,000.