- Exclusive appearance
- Correct chassis, engine and drive
- Hand built alu body
With the SS90, we return to the pioneering years of what later evolved into Jaguar. One of the most legendary, if not the most idiosyncratic brand in automotive history. Swallow Sidecars Ltd, once a manufacturer of sidecars until the early 1920s, when the popularity of cheap small cars increased more and more, the managers Lyons and Walmsley did not remain blind to these developments and began to focus on building elegant coachwork on the chassis of various carmakers until they decided to build their own chassis. Aware of the many failures in this, Lyons sought a partner. He got it arranged for the Standard Motor company to build a chassis according to his wishes. Meanwhile, Lyons targeted the public marketing wise with the slogan WAIT THE SS IS COMING...Long...Low...very low...and very Fast. Sounds even more recruiting now. As a result, the SS1 coupé won many hearts at its presentation at the London Motor Show in 1931. In 1933 followed the Tourer version, which immediately achieved success on the extremely tough course of the 1933 Alpine Trial. People continued to expand the SS1 line and the extremely stylish SS90 finally followed in 1935. Not insensitive to marketing, the company decided that the new SS range was so new that a name change was also imminent. A few days before the 1935 London Motorshow, the press was invited to the Mayfair hotel in London, where, with some sense of show, the SS JAGUARS were presented.
The SS90 never really outgrew the prototype stage and only 23 cars were produced before the SS100 appeared on the scene.
The Jaguar SS90 we can present to you has the time-correct 1936 chassis of one of the last SS1 Saloons to leave the Coventry factory. The car is registered with Jaguar as an RPA (Re-used Product Automobile) this means that the original Chassis, the original 2 ½ engine and the complete drivetrain of the saloon were used. In 1967, this chassis was fitted with an extremely carefully handmade and period correct aluminium bodywork. Since this is now also over 54 years old, the car has acquired an exceptionally beautiful patina, and the car radiates even more coolness. The condition of the patinated leather of the interior is simply sublime. The SS spent much of its life in its homeland before travelling to Argentina. In 2012, the car found its way back to Europe. Since then, its aluminium bodywork has already appeared at several prestigious events including the Classic Sprint at the Concours d'Elegance Paleis Het Loo and the FIA Europameisterschaft, and is ready to shine at many more. More than that, the car also holds an FIA laissez-passer.
This Pre war is not only Sub zero cool but also a sublime racer, with an elegance that only a brand like Jaguar can create.