Earlier today, we welcomed an extremely special classic car to the workshop – our 1939 Jaguar SS100.
The SS100 was the successor to the SS90 and was given its name thanks to its top speed at the time of 100mph. It was one of the first cars to have independent front suspension and quickly became a hit when it was revealed at the 1936 London Motor Show. During the three years it was in production (1936 – 1939), it was very popular with racing enthusiasts as well as the rich and famous.
It could be argued that if it hadn’t been for the start of World War II, the SS100 would have had a much longer production run. However, it wasn’t until 1948 that Jaguar was finally able to release its next sports car – the XK120.
Our 1939 Jaguar SS100 has come to us to investigate a couple of issues the owner has been experiencing such as the brakes binding. As it has been driven around America and, all being well, will leave us to be driven around Ireland very soon – this 3.5-litre classic is certainly being used and enjoyed as it should be!