1934 SS Cars SS1 Saloon / 247396 Chassis Information

1934 SS Cars SS1 photograph

1934 SS Cars SS1 photograph

1934 SS Cars SS1 photograph

1934 SS Cars SS1 photograph

1934 SS Cars SS1 photograph

1934 SS Cars SS1 photograph

1934 SS Cars SS1 photograph

1934 SS Cars SS1 photograph

1934 SS Cars SS1 photograph

1934 SS Cars SS1 photograph

1934 SS Cars SS1 photograph

1934 SS Cars SS1 photograph

1934 SS Cars SS1 photograph

1934 SS Cars SS1 photograph

1934 SS Cars SS1 photograph

1934 SS Cars SS1 photograph

1934 SS Cars SS1 photograph

1934 SS Cars SS1 photograph

1934 SS Cars SS1 photograph

1934 SS Cars SS1 photograph

1934 SS Cars SS1 photograph

1934 SS Cars SS1 photograph

1934 SS Cars SS1 photograph

1934 SS Cars SS1 photograph

1934 SS Cars SS1 photograph

1934 SS Cars SS1 photograph

1934 SS Cars SS1 photograph

1934 SS Cars SS1 photograph

1934 SS Cars SS1 photograph

1934 SS Cars SS1 photograph

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Saloon
Chassis #: 247396
Engine #: 247249
Jaguar began in 1922 as the Swallow Sidecar Company., Ltd. Sir William Lyons - 'just plain Bill' - a motorcycle sidecar manufacturer, had ambitions to move up to cars. In 1927, he used his skills to make bodies for Austin Sevens as the Swallow Coachbuilding Company., Ltd., of Coventry, England. 1931 marked the beginning of SS cars. The SS cars were built on Swallow-designed frames to 'lower the standing height as much as possible,' as Sir William put it many years later. The exhibited a distinctive long hood and low silhouette, and was the first full-sized automobile produced by the company. The first SS1 tourers had a 15 horsepower, 2-liter side-valve engine, but were not very fast. In 1934 the SS1 model was fitted with a more powerful 2.5-liter, 6-cylinder engine.

This example represents the second series SS-1 and is the final configuration of this design. These cars were derived for having a long bonnet but a feeble engine; however, the price was about one third the cost of a similarly styled Bentley. This car is one of just six known to survive with all of its original running gear. Its interior features the Lyons-designed Sunburst door upholstery that actually replicated the archway leading into Lyons' original Swallow factory; this design only appears on the SS1 models. This car was restored in 2006, to its exact original condition by White Port Restorations and is currently on its fifth owner from new.

The SS moniker disappeared in 1936, and the company changed its name to Jaguar Cars.


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1934 SS Cars SS1 Auction Sales

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1934 sales)
1934 SS1 2½-LITRE SPORTS SALOON
Chassis#: 248788
Sold for $120,849
  2015 Bonhams : The December Sale
 
1934 SS1 JAGUAR 20HP TOURER Coachwork by SS Cars Ltd
Chassis#: 248110
Sold for $99,837
  2013 COLLECTORS' MOTOR CARS AND AUTOMOBILIA
 
1934 SS1 2,143cc Sports Saloon
Chassis#: 248082
Sold for $78,039
  2009 Bonhams - RAF Museum
 
1934 Jaguar SS1 Saloon
Chassis#: 248082
Sold for $101,094
  2006 Coys Auction - Fine Motor Cars & The Jaguar Legend
 
1934 Jaguar SS1 Coupe
Chassis#: 248082
Sold for $86,592
  2005 Bonhams - Les Grandes Marques a Monaco
 
1934 Jaguar SS1 4-Light Saloon
Sold for $88,000
  2002 Monterey Sports and Classic Car Auction
 

Vehicles That Failed To Sell

1934 SS Cars SS1's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1934 SS1 16hp Fixed-Head Coupé2481622019 Bonhams : Quail Lodge Auction $100,000$110,000
1934 Jaguar SS1 Tourer2479912011 Shannons Auctions Australian International Motor Show Auction $120,000$150,000
1934 Jaguar SS1 Tourer2479892009 Bonham Les Grandes Marques à Monaco $80,000$100,000
1934 Jaguar SS1 Tourer2479892004 The Monterey Sports and Classic Car Auction$65,000$85,000$100,000

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Vehicle Profiles

Chassis information for the Swallow SS11932 Coupe
Coachbuilder: Swallow Sidecar and Coachbuilders
Chassis Num: 135302
Engine Num: 135279
Chassis information for the SS Cars SS11934 Saloon
Chassis Num: 247396
Engine Num: 247249
Chassis information for the SS Cars SS11934 Roadster
Chassis Num: 247564
Chassis information for the SS Cars SS11935 Four Seater
Coachbuilder: Vanden Plas


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