Jaguar SS 100

Jaguar SS 100

Year of production 1935 - 1941


Category: Swallow / SS Cars Limited

The SS Jaguar 100 is a British 2-seat sports car built between 1936 and 1940 by SS Cars Ltd of Coventry, England.

The '100' was so named to reflect the theoretical 100 mph maximum speed of the vehicle. In common with many products of the thirties, the adoption of an animal name was deemed appropriate, and once approved by Sir William Lyons the name "Jaguar" was given to a new saloon car in 1936, and from that point to all the cars.

Following the Second World War, because of the Nazi connotations then attached to the initials "SS", the company was renamed Jaguar in 1945.

The new open two-seater sports car carried the title: SS Jaguar 100. One of the finest looking cars of all time, only 198 of the 2½-litre and 116 of the 3½-litre models were made and with a 100 mph (160 km/h) top speed and 0-60 mph time of 11 seconds the survivors are highly sought after, rarely coming on the market.

Replicas have been available since the 1980s, those made by the Finch Motor Company and Suffolk Sportscars are recognised by Jaguar clubs.

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Model Year Document Language Size Pages
SS 100 1941 ss 1941.pdf English 589 KB 10
SS 100 1940 ss 1940.pdf English 2.01 MB 21

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