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Record Creation: Entered on 24 July 2016.

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Owner: DALARCH

Jaguar collector in Northeast Ohio. SS100, Alloy 120, Flat floor/welded Louver coupe, and more!

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Updated August 27th, 2016. Not legal proof of ownership.

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2015-05-17 08:45:44 | Lofty writes:

Car to be at auction 5/15

www.bonhams.com/auctions/22717/lot/293/

Auction description:

Lot 293

From the Estate of Geoffrey Howard

1938 Jaguar SS100 2½ Liter Roadster

Chassis no. 49049

Engine no. T 9528 (see text)

US$ 280,000 - 380,000

£180,000 - 240,000

Auction 22717:

Greenwich Concours d'Elegance Auction

31 May 2015 12:30 EDT

49049 would have been one of the later 2½ Liter SS100s to be delivered, and was supplied through Henlys on July 27, 1938. As new it sported the archetypal scheme for these cars of Gunmetal Grey with a red leather interior and must have looked extremely handsome when it arrived with its first owner E. A. Day in the UK. Wearing a local London license plate of EYU 868, the car may have been registered by Henlys in that region, or perhaps Mr. Day was a Londoner.

The car's early UK history was not known to Mr. Howard, but the car has certainly been in the U.S for at least 50 years as its previous custodian, John Freeman of Baldwin, New York, is known to have had it in the 1960s. Indeed, Freeman wrote a report in the Vintage Sports Car Club of America publication in the late 1960s of how he'd used the car at an event at Bridgehampton, which we believe was in 1968.

As pictured here, it still wore its UK plates at that time, and retains them to this day.

In August 1971, Geoffrey Howard was able to prize the car from Mr. Freeman. He would keep the car until his passing last year. As with other cars in the collection, first it went up to Montreal, but latterly in his retirement Mr. Howard brought the car back to his Vermont house. At some juncture a restoration was begun and, to judge from its condition today, this appears to have included repair and refurbishment of the wood frame of the body and some paintwork preparation although not much else. It is not known when the car received the replacement engine it carries today, which is a post-war 3½ Liter unit.

As offered today, the car appears to represent the basis for a straightforward re-assembly returning it to a driver quality example, or perhaps a concours restoration. Either way it will be sure to reward its new owner with an eminently usable pre-war sports car from this legendary era of Jaguar production.

Footnotes When collected from Mr. Howard's garage, all evident boxes and parts annotated as being for this car were removed and every effort has been made by Bonhams to ensure that they accompany it. However, ultimately beyond the fact that the SS100 was acquired as a complete car and then dismantled for restoration and remained in his ownership continuously, it is up to prospective purchasers to assess the completeness of the car as offered.

Sold for US$ 215,000 inc. premium

2015-10-13 15:56:59 | pauls writes:

Car now under restoration at:
classicshowcase.com/index.php/inventory/detail/481

Sellers description:
1938 Jaguar SS100 Roadster
Current condition: UNDER RESTORATION
Performance: 3,485 cc OHV (Originally Side-Valve), 125 bhp Inline, 6-Cylinder Engine
Transmission: 4-Speed Manual Transmission
Suspension: Front Suspension by Semi-Elliptic Leaf Spring, with Hartford Shock Absorbers, Live Axle Rear Suspension by Semi-Elliptic Leaf Spring
Color exterior: Gunmetal Grey
Color interior: Red
Mileage: Will be less than 100 test miles once restored
Wheels: Five wire wheels
Tires: Five 5.5, 6.00-18
Brakes: 4-Wheel Drum Brakes
Engine #: T 9528
Other 1: Body Number: 4776
Other 2: Chasis Number: 49049

Classic Showcase has scheduled to perform a comprehensive Show-level restoration to this rare 1938 Jaguar SS 100. Included in the restoration process, the vehicle will be completely dissembled, and the interior and all components will be removed and documented. The vehicle body will be stripped to bare metal, worked, the metal finished, fitted, and leaded as needed, and all body parts and chrome will be fitted to the car; It will be primed, sealed, have a base and clear coat applied in its original color combination, and be color sanded and buffed to a beautiful finish. All systems will be gone through, and will be restored, or replaced as necessary. The transmission, clutch, and hydraulic systems will be fully restored, and the car will receive all new rubber, grommets and seals. In addition, the britework will be re-plated as needed. The car will receive all new fitted upholstery, and will be fitted in the correct materials by master upholsterers in our Upholstery Department. The roadster's parts and components will be restored in the proper colors and finishes, and we will be using NOS parts wherever possible. Extreme attention to detail will be given because of the importance of this early, highly original SS100 Roadster. A DVD of the restoration process, along with a Heritage Certificate of Authenticity will accompany the vehicle. This SS100 is a rare and truly amazing 1930's time capsule that will undoubtedly cause a sensation once its comprehensive restoration has been completed.

2016-07-24 04:14:17 | pauls writes:

Car to be at auction 8/16
www.rmsothebys.com/en/auctions/MO16/Monterey/lots/r139-1938-ss-100-jaguar-roadst ...

Auction description:
Lot Number 246
1938 SS 100 Jaguar Roadster
$600,000 - $800,000
Monterey - Offered on: Saturday, August 20, 2016
Chassis No. 49049
Engine No. T 9528

One of only 308 SS 100 roadsters built from 1936-1940
Desirably upgraded with a 3½-Litre` engine
Single North American ownership for 43 years
Fewer than 100 miles since a complete frame-off restoration
Superbly finished in original colors of Gunmetal Gray over red leather

125 hp, 3,485 cc OHV six-cylinder engine with twin SU carburetors, four-speed manual transmission, solid front axle and live rear axle with semi-elliptical leaf springs, and four-wheel mechanical drum brakes. Wheelbase: 104 in.

CHASSIS NUMBER 49049
The SS 100 offered here, chassis number 49049, was sold new by Henley's Distributors, west of London, to E.A. Day on 27 July 1938, registered as EYU 868. While the date that the car made its way to the United States is not known, it is recorded as having belonged in the 1960s to John Freeman of Baldwin, New York, on Long Island. Mr. Freeman reportedly wrote a story about competing in the car at Bridgehampton for a Vintage Sports Car Club magazine in 1968.

In August 1971, Geoffrey Howard bought the SS from Freeman and would own it for the next 43 years until his death in 2014. At that point it was refinished in red and partially prepared for restoration.

In its current ownership, the car was consigned to noted marque specialists Classic Showcase for a concours-quality restoration in the original colors of Gunmetal Gray with a red leather interior and black canvas top. The body was stripped to bare metal, with the panels finished, fitted, and leaded as necessary, and afterward primed, sealed, repainted, color-sanded, and buffed to a spectacular finish. The car was fully rebuilt mechanically, with all systems gone through, and every component rebuilt or replaced as necessary. All seals and rubber trim were replaced, the brightwork re-plated as required, and the interior expertly reupholstered. Mindful of the car's originality, every detail of the restoration has been carefully documented and photographed; this documentation accompanies the car on DVD, along with the Jaguar Daimler Heritage Trust Certificate.

Only 308 SS 100 Jaguar roadsters were built from 1937-1940, and they remain the essential 1930s British sports car. As the first model to carry the Jaguar name, the OTS (Open Two Seater) combined dashing good looks, genuine 100 mph performance, and an unbeatable price. The remarkable roadster on offer is an exceptional example, freshly restored in spectacular colors. Such attention to detail is sure to reward the new owner, whether driving or showing this classic Jaguar roadster, whose true home is the open road.

2016-09-01 09:45:57 | Pekka T. writes:

Sold at Monterey for $572.000 USD

2017-01-23 15:47:43 | Newdl writes:

This SS100 achieved 1st in its class at the Arizona Concours in January 2017. It will begin showing in the mid-west at both general concours and JCNA shows this spring (2017).

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