1939 SS Jaguar 1.5 Litre Saloon … Sold

When this car was built on the 8th February, 1939, Neville Chamberlain was in Downing St and top of pops, on the wireless, was Judy Garland with Over the Rainbow.

Quintessentially British, this SS motorcar is a rare, rust-free example, having been extensively renovated from the bare frame under the stewardship of its former Solicitor owner of over 20 years.

Massive history portfolio, containing over 200 photos showing every stage of the lengthy rebuilding programme.

The car was restored between 1996 and 2004 by XK Jag Specialists Robinson & Godwin in Grimsby, it was the very last restoration they carried out as the Proprietors, Terry & Rick, retired shortly afterwards as they were both 65 by this time.

There are 64 Receipts on file, totalling around £23, 000 but strangely none from the firm who did the 8 year restoration but as it was a full nut & bolt job it must have run into tens of thousands. Added to this is a recent 2022 bill for £12, 000 from Davenport Cars (The SS Jag Specialists) for rebuilding the Engine and Steering Box and lots more besides.

Nicely finished in Ebony Black over Dubonnet Rosso, with polished walnut interior and sumptuous Burgundy leather upholstery and tailored carpet to tone.

Also, needs to be viewed underneath to really appreciate this rare bird.
Panel fit and shutlines are excellent too. Dashboard all in original order, even the cigar lighter is present.

Rechromed, with working semaphores and sun roof.
Rides on (nicely refurb’d) wire wheels in silver with chrome spinners.
Superb, built-in owner’s toolkit concealed within boot lid.

Exceedingly scarce model, according to the Jaguar Owners Club, with only sixty one 1½ litre all steel saloon cars worldwide, this is thought to be one of only six in the UK.

Eligible for all post-vintage rallies and qualifies for membership of the exclusive (JDC) SS Register. Ideal for exhibiting at all Club events with every possibility of winning.
Comes with Buff Logbook, Heritage Certificate (confirming matching numbers car) 2 albums of photos, service manuals. Bulging history folder.

Oh and it’s great fun to drive!
For more, call John anytime on tel number above.
Car located in Lytham St Annes, Lancs, FY8 3TA. Delivery at £1 pr/ mile (one way only charged)

Model Info
The SS marque was launched late in 1931 with the 2-litre SSI and 1-litre SSII models, both side valve-engined cars with outstandingly stylish coachwork, whether in coupé or tourer form. The new 1½-litre ‘Jaguar’ – the first time the ‘Jaguar’ name had been adopted by SS – was introduced in September 1935. In saloon form it retailed at £285, boasted a top speed of 75mph and fuel economy of 28mpg. The styling was distinctive, and so successful that it could clearly be evidenced even in models built after World War II, however the SS Company name was understandably dumped post war.