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1938 SS Cars SS 100 Roadster / 39016 Vehicle Information

1938 SS Cars SS 100 photograph

1938 SS Cars SS 100 photograph

1938 SS Cars SS 100 photograph

1938 SS Cars SS 100 photograph

1938 SS Cars SS 100 photograph

1938 SS Cars SS 100 photograph

1938 SS Cars SS 100 photograph

1938 SS Cars SS 100 photograph

1938 SS Cars SS 100 photograph

1938 SS Cars SS 100 photograph

1938 SS Cars SS 100 photograph

1938 SS Cars SS 100 photograph

1938 SS Cars SS 100 photograph

1938 SS Cars SS 100 photograph

1938 SS Cars SS 100 photograph

1938 SS Cars SS 100 photograph

1938 SS Cars SS 100 photograph

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William Lyons and William Wamsley setup with Swallow Sidecar Company in 1922 in Blackpool, England. Their first car debuted to the public at the Olympia Motor Show in London that year.

The range of sports cars built by the company that became SS Cars and then Jaguar evolved from the SS90 of 1935, to the SS100 2.5-liter of 1935 and finally to the SS100 3.5 liter of 1938. The exterior shape of these cars remained virtually unchanged, but many changes occurred under the simple, but effective body. These were the first S.S. cars to be called Jaguar. William Lyons said that the name represented the feline grace and elegance, power and agility that set this car apart.

In 1936, Tommy Wisdom won the Alpine Trials in an SS100 and went on to race very successfully at Brooklands and Shelsley Walsh. Three SS100s won the team prize at the RAC Rally in 1937. When SS100 production was cut short by the Second World War in 1939 just 190 of the SS100 2.5-liter cars and 118 of the 3.5-liter variant had been constructed.

This car is a rare 'numbers-matching' example that was completed on December 14th of 1937 and sold in February 1938 to S. Walker of Dorset, England. The car remained in the United Kingdom until it was imported into the United States in 1958, spending the next 40 years in California. It was discovered in a junkyard prior to being purchased and restored by its current owner in April of 2005. Just 116 were produced.



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1938 SS Cars SS 100 Auction Sales

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1938 sales)
1938 SS 100 Jaguar 3½-Litre Roadster
Chassis#: 39032
Sold for USD$415,000
  2021 RM Sothebys : Arizona
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1938 SS 100 Jaguar 3½-Litre Roadster
Chassis#: 39048
Sold for USD$474,500
  2018 RM Sothebys : Monterey
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1938 SS 100 Jaguar Roadster
Chassis#: 49049
Sold for USD$572,000
  2016 RM Sotheby's : Monterey
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1938 Jaguar SS100 3½-Litre Roadster
Chassis#: 39064
Sold for USD$462,375
  2016 Bonhams : The Goodwood Festival of Speed Sale
 
1938 SS 100 Jaguar 3½-Litre Roadster
Chassis#: 39010
Sold for USD$583,000
  2015 RM Sotheby's : Monterey
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1938 Jaguar SS100 2½ Liter Roadster
Chassis#: 49049
Sold for USD$231,000
  2015 Bonhams : Greenwich Concours
1938 SS Cars SS 100 image  1938 SS Cars SS 100 image  
1938 SS 100 Jaguar 3½-Litre Roadster
Chassis#: 39032
Sold for USD$852,500
  2014 RM Auctions at Monterey
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1938 SS 100 Jaguar 3½-Litre Roadster
Chassis#: 39010
Sold for USD$451,000
  2014 RM Auctions - Amelia Island
1938 SS Cars SS 100 image  1938 SS Cars SS 100 image  
1938 SS 100 Jaguar 3½-Litre Roadster
Chassis#: 39039
Sold for USD$852,500
  2014 RM Auctions - Automobiles of Arizona
1938 SS Cars SS 100 image  1938 SS Cars SS 100 image  
1938 SS 100 Jaguar 2½-Litre Roadster
Chassis#: 49028
Sold for USD$396,142
  2013 RM Auction - London
 
1938 SS100 Jaguar 3½-Litre Roadster
Chassis#: 39065
Sold for USD$402,737
  2012 Bonhams - Collectors' Motor cars and Automobilia
 
1938 Jaguar SS 100 3.5-Litre Roadster
Chassis#: 39032
Sold for USD$423,752
  2011 RM Auctions - London
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1938 Jaguar SS100 3.5-Liter Roadster
Chassis#: 39048
Sold for USD$687,500
  2011 RM Auctions at Monterey
1938 SS Cars SS 100 image  1938 SS Cars SS 100 image  
1938 Jaguar SS100 3.5 Roadster
Chassis#: 39058
Sold for USD$242,000
  2010 RM Auctions - Sports & Classics of Monterey
 
1938 Jaguar SS100 3.5 Litre
Sold for USD$368,500
  2010 Gooding and Company - Pebble Beach Auctions
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1938 SS100 Jaguar 3½-Litre Roadster
Chassis#: 39051
Sold for USD$330,313
  2010 Bonhams - Les Grandes Marques a Monaco
 
1938 SS Jaguar 2½-Litre Drophead Coupé
Chassis#: 46131
Sold for USD$154,408
  2010 Bonhams - Collectors' Motor Cars and Automobilia
 
1938 Jaguar SS 100
Chassis#: 39032
Sold for USD$341,000
  2009 Sports & Classics of Monterey
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1938 SS100 Jaguar 3½-Litre Roadster
Chassis#: 39087
Sold for USD$327,579
  2009 Bonhams -Goodwood Festival of Speed
 
1938 SS100 Jaguar 3 ½ litre Roadster
Chassis#: 39087
Sold for USD$260,348
  2009 Bonhams - RAF Museum
 

Vehicles That Failed To Sell

1938 SS Cars SS 100's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1938 Jaguar SS 100 3 1/2 Litre390672017 Gooding & Co. : Scottsdale, AZ $450,000$525,000
1938 Jaguar SS 100390272010 Bonhams Automobiles d'Exception á Rétromobile $200,000$250,000

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1938 SS Cars SS 100 vehicle thumbnail image  1938 SS Cars SS 100 vehicle thumbnail image  
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SS Cars SS 100 Vehicle Profiles

Chassis information for the SS Cars 100 SS
1937 Roadster
Chassis Num: 18081
Chassis information for the SS Cars 100 SS
1937 Roadster
Chassis Num: 18105

Chassis information for the SS Cars 100 SS
1937 Roadster
Chassis Num: 18114
Engine Num: 252590
Chassis information for the SS Cars 100 SS
1937 Roadster
Chassis Num: 18116
Engine Num: P36

Chassis information for the SS Cars 100 SS
1937 Roadster
Chassis Num: 18124
Engine Num: 250798
Chassis information for the SS Cars 100 SS
1937 Tourer
Chassis Num: 19098
Engine Num: 251080

Chassis information for the SS Cars 100 SS
1937 Roadster
Chassis Num: 49026
Engine Num: L1012E

Chassis information for the SS Cars SS 100
1938 Roadster
Chassis Num: 39010
Engine Num: M1398E

Chassis information for the SS Cars SS 100
1938 Roadster
Chassis Num: 39016
Engine Num: M529E
Chassis information for the SS Cars SS 100
1938 Roadster
Chassis Num: 39032

Chassis information for the SS Cars SS 100
1938 Roadster
Chassis Num: 39039
Engine Num: M536E
Chassis information for the SS Cars SS 100
1938 Roadster
Chassis Num: 39048
Engine Num: M 549 E

Chassis information for the SS Cars SS 100
1938 Roadster
Chassis Num: 49049
Engine Num: T 9528

Chassis information for the SS Cars SS 100
1939 Roadster
Chassis Num: 39098
Engine Num: M 1080 E

1938 SS Cars SS 100

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