1937 SS Cars 100 SS Roadster / 49026 Chassis Information

1937 SS Cars 100 SS photograph

1937 SS Cars 100 SS photograph

1937 SS Cars 100 SS photograph

1937 SS Cars 100 SS photograph

1937 SS Cars 100 SS photograph

1937 SS Cars 100 SS photograph

1937 SS Cars 100 SS photograph

1937 SS Cars 100 SS photograph

1937 SS Cars 100 SS photograph

1937 SS Cars 100 SS photograph

1937 SS Cars 100 SS photograph

1937 SS Cars 100 SS photograph

1937 SS Cars 100 SS photograph

1937 SS Cars 100 SS photograph

1937 SS Cars 100 SS photograph

1937 SS Cars 100 SS photograph

1937 SS Cars 100 SS photograph

1937 SS Cars 100 SS photograph

1937 SS Cars 100 SS photograph

1937 SS Cars 100 SS photograph

1937 SS Cars 100 SS photograph

1937 SS Cars 100 SS photograph

1937 SS Cars 100 SS photograph

1937 SS Cars 100 SS photograph

1937 SS Cars 100 SS photograph

1937 SS Cars 100 SS photograph

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Roadster
Chassis #: 49026
Engine # L1012E
Sold for $319,000 at 2012 Gooding and Company - The Scottsdale Auction.
Sold for $561,000 at 2017 Gooding & Company : Pebble Beach.
This SS100, chassis number 49026, was manufactured on December 24th of 1937 and was dispatched just after the New Year. It left the factory in black with grey trim. It was sold through Henleys Limited in London to its first owner. After World War II, the car made its way to the East Coast of the United States. IN the early 1960s, Robert Wood acquired the sports car from a fellow student while attending Cornell. After graduation, he returned home with the Jaguar and completed a body-off restoration and refinished the car in British Racing Green with a dark camel leather interior.

The car remained with Mr. Woods for the next three decades and was kept in climate-controlled storage when not in use. In the late 1990s, Mr. Wood sold the SS 100 to Gary Ford. The car appeared at the Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance where the Jaguar earned a class award.

After several years with the car, Mr. Ford sold the car to Brian Classic, an English dealer. The current owner acquired the car from Mr. Classic in 2004. The current owner reupholstered the seats and door panels with leather and completed an extensive detailing of the engine compartment.

At the 2005 Radnor Hunt Concours the Jaguar received a class award and since earned numerous Best IN class, Peoples' Choice and Best in Show awards at various events. It was crowned the 2007 JCNA National Concours Champion in the pre-war category.

The car has painted wire wheels and period-appropriate tires. The engine is a six-cylinder overhead valve unit that displaced 2667cc with twin SU carburetors. It offers 100 horsepower which is sent to the rear wheels via a four-speed manual gearbox. There are four-wheel Girling mechanical drum brakes and a suspension by semi-elliptic leaf springs and friction shock absorbers.

In 2012, this car was offered for sale at the Gooding & Company auction held in Scottsdale, Arizona. It had a pre-auction estimated value of $325,000 - $400,000. As bidding came to a close, the car had been sold for the sum of $319,000 inclusive of buyer's premium.


By Daniel Vaughan | Jan 2012
Roadster
Chassis #: 49026
Engine # L1012E
Sold for $319,000 at 2012 Gooding and Company - The Scottsdale Auction.
Sold for $561,000 at 2017 Gooding & Company : Pebble Beach.
The name SS originally stood for the Swallow Sidecar & Coachbuilding Company, which was founded in England by William Walmsley. The company built its first motorcar in 1926, an attractive sports saloon based on the Austin Seven chassis and designed by Walmsley's partner, William Lyons. Launched in 1936, the SS 100 was the first real high-performance model produced by SS Cars; it used a new Harry Weslake - developed overhead-valve 2.5-litre engine in a shortened SS1 chassis. William Lyons named the model the 'Jaguar,' beginning the company's first use of the name, which was fully adopted as the company name 1943.

This 2.5-litre SS 100 came to the United States just after the war and has been maintained in very original condition by its various owners.


2017 Gooding & Company : Pebble Beach

Pre-Auction Estimates :
$500,000-$600,000 
Sale Price :
$561,000

2012 Gooding and Company - The Scottsdale Auction

Pre-Auction Estimates :
$325,000-$400,000 
Sale Price :
$319,000

2019 2
2018 2
2017 4
2015 4
2014 2
2013 2
2012 9
2011 2
2010 2
2009 3

YearAvg. SaleHigh Sale# of Sales
2019$285,750$329,5002
2018$559,355$823,8242
2017$316,105$561,0004
2015$236,024$500,4464
2014$419,818$484,0002
2013$369,476$376,8572
2012$229,961$356,6049
2011$181,279$317,2922
2010$665,500$1,045,0002
2009$24,719$40,7943

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1937 sales)
1937 SS 100 Jaguar 2½-Litre Roadster
Chassis#: 18114
Sold for $242,000
  2019 RM Sothebys : Fort Lauderdale
1937 SS Cars 100 SS image  1937 SS Cars 100 SS image  
1937 Jaguar SS100 2½-LITER ROADSTER
Chassis#: 18072
Sold for $329,500
  2019 Bonhams : Scottsdale Arizona
 
1937 Jaguar SS100 3½-Litre Roadster
Chassis#: 39007
Sold for $823,824
  2018 Bonhams : Goodwood Revival
 
1937 SS 100 Jaguar 2½-Litre Roadster
Chassis#: 18116
Sold for $294,885
  2018 RM Sothebys : Monaco
1937 SS Cars 100 SS image  1937 SS Cars 100 SS image  
1937 Jaguar SS Saloon (2½ litre)
Chassis#: 13198
Sold for $54,418
  2017 Historics at Brooklands-Motor Museum
 
1937 Jaguar SS 100 2 1/2 Litre
Chassis#: 49026
Sold for $561,000
  2017 Gooding & Company : Pebble Beach
1937 SS Cars 100 SS image  1937 SS Cars 100 SS image  
1937 SS Jaguar 2 1/2-Litre OHV Tourer
Chassis#: 19098
Sold for $330,000
  2017 Worldwide Auctioneers : The Pacific Grove Auction
1937 SS Cars 100 SS image  1937 SS Cars 100 SS image  
1937 SS 100 Jaguar 2½-Litre Roadster
Chassis#: 18124
Sold for $319,000
  2017 RM Auctions : Amelia Island
1937 SS Cars 100 SS image  1937 SS Cars 100 SS image  
1937 Jaguar SS 100 2 ½ litre
Chassis#: 18065
Sold for $500,446
  2015 Coys Auction - The Spirit of Motoring, Ascot
 
1937 SS 100 Jaguar 2½-Litre Roadster
Chassis#: 18107
Sold for $429,000
  2015 RM Sotheby's : Monterey
 
1937 Jaguar SS100 Replica Roadster
Sold for $10,750
  2015 Leake Auction - Tulsa, OK
 
1937 Jaguar SS100 Replica Roadster
Sold for $3,900
  2015 Leake Auction - Tulsa, OK
 
1937 SS 100 Jaguar 2½-Litre Roadster
Chassis#: 18114
Sold for $484,000
  2014 RM Auctions at Monterey
1937 SS Cars 100 SS image  1937 SS Cars 100 SS image  
1937 JAGUAR 2½-LITRE ROADSTER
Chassis#: 18064
Sold for $355,635
  2014 The Goodwood Festival of Speed Sale
 
1937 SS100 JAGUAR 2½-LITRE ROADSTER
Chassis#: 18083
Sold for $376,857
  2013 Bonhams : The December Sale
 
1937 SS Jaguar 100 2½-Litre Roadster
Chassis#: 18116
Sold for $362,094
  2013 RM Auctions - VILLA ERBA
1937 SS Cars 100 SS image  1937 SS Cars 100 SS image  
1937 Jaguar SS100 Roadster Replica
Sold for $7,000
  2012 Leake Auctions - Dallas
 
1937 Jaguar SS-100 Replica
Sold for $6,250
  2012 Leake Auctions - Dallas
 
1937 SS100 3.5-Liter Jaguar Roadster
Chassis#: 18081
Sold for $352,000
  2012 RM Auctions - Monterey
1937 SS Cars 100 SS image  1937 SS Cars 100 SS image  
1937 SS100 Jaguar 2½-Litre Roadster
Chassis#: 49017
Sold for $356,604
  2012 Bonhams - Collectors' Motor Cars and Automobilia
 

Vehicles That Failed To Sell

1937 SS Cars 100 SS's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1937 SS 100 Jaguar 2½-Litre Roadster181162018 RM Sothebys : Amelia Island $400,000$500,000
1937 SS 100 Jaguar 2½-Litre Roadster181142017 RM Sothebys : Monterey $400,000$500,000
1937 SS 100 Jaguar 2½-Litre Roadster181232014 RM Auctions Paris$275,000$300,000$360,000
1937 Jaguar SS100 2 ½ Litre180842011 Coys Auction Blenheim Palace $175,000$220,000
1937 Jaguar SS 100 2½ Litre Roadster181162011 RM Auctions Salon Privé$170,000$200,000$230,000
1937 Jaguar 100 SS 2007 Bonhams, An Important Sale of Collectors' Motorcars and Automobilia $380,000$430,000
1937 Jaguar SS 100 Convertible Replica 2002 Toronto International Fall Classic Car Auction$15,000  

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1937 SS Cars 100 SS vehicle thumbnail image  1937 SS Cars 100 SS vehicle thumbnail image  
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1937 SS Cars 100 SS vehicle thumbnail image  
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Vehicle Profiles

Chassis information for the SS Cars 100 SS1937 Roadster
Chassis Num: 18081
Chassis information for the SS Cars 100 SS1937 Roadster
Chassis Num: 18105
Chassis information for the SS Cars 100 SS1937 Roadster
Chassis Num: 18114
Engine Num: 252590
Chassis information for the SS Cars 100 SS1937 Roadster
Chassis Num: 18116
Engine Num: P36
Chassis information for the SS Cars 100 SS1937 Roadster
Chassis Num: 18124
Engine Num: 250798
Chassis information for the SS Cars 100 SS1937 Tourer
Chassis Num: 19098
Chassis information for the SS Cars 100 SS1937 Roadster
Chassis Num: 49026
Engine Num: L1012E
Chassis information for the SS Cars SS 1001938 Roadster
Chassis Num: 39010
Engine Num: M1398E
Chassis information for the SS Cars SS 1001938 Roadster
Chassis Num: 39016
Engine Num: M529E
Chassis information for the SS Cars SS 1001938 Roadster
Chassis Num: 39032
Chassis information for the SS Cars SS 1001938 Roadster
Chassis Num: 39039
Engine Num: M536E
Chassis information for the SS Cars SS 1001938 Roadster
Chassis Num: 39048
Engine Num: M 549 E
Chassis information for the SS Cars SS 1001938 Roadster
Chassis Num: 49049
Engine Num: T 9528
Chassis information for the SS Cars SS 1001939 Roadster
Chassis Num: 39098
Engine Num: M 1080 E

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