1939 jaguar ss100

Mille Miglia

Our 1939 Jaguar SS100 is currently taking part in the Mille Miglia 2024. We are tracking the car’s progress and, if you want to as

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SS100 Refit

Julian has refitted the wings and rubbers on our 1939 Jaguar SS100. The headlights have also been refitted along with the inner panels. Chris also

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SS100 Progress

Technician Julian has been working on our 1939 Jaguar SS100. He has fitted new rear leaf springs as well as the reconditioned shock absorber. He

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SS100 Lights And Signals

The indicators weren’t working correctly on our 1939 Jaguar SS100. They were stripped and checked and diagnosed as needing a new flasher control unit. This

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Engine Rebuild

Our 1939 Jaguar SS100 is currently with our friends at Rushton Engineering having its engine rebuilt. The head and crank are now finished so the

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Mille Miglia

Our 1939 Jaguar SS100 is currently taking part in the Mille Miglia 2024.

We are tracking the car’s progress and, if you want to as well, you can do so here (look for car number 117).

SS100 Refit

Julian has refitted the wings and rubbers on our 1939 Jaguar SS100. The headlights have also been refitted along with the inner panels.

Chris also repaired and painted the sills.

SS100 Progress

Technician Julian has been working on our 1939 Jaguar SS100.

He has fitted new rear leaf springs as well as the reconditioned shock absorber. He has also fitted the lower side panels ready to be painted.

SS100 Lights And Signals

The indicators weren’t working correctly on our 1939 Jaguar SS100. They were stripped and checked and diagnosed as needing a new flasher control unit. This was fitted and all the lights were tested fully, then the interior trims and carpets were refitted and checked.

SS100 In The Paintshop

The Bridge Classic Cars PaintShop has been home to our very special 1939 Jaguar SS100.

While in there, Chris and Mauro have been working on the rear wing. Mauro prepped and primed the rear wing before fixing the dent on the wing.

Chris then painted the rear wing.

Engine Rebuild

Our 1939 Jaguar SS100 is currently with our friends at Rushton Engineering having its engine rebuilt.

The head and crank are now finished so the rebuild can continue making good progress.

Our SS100 Delivered To Holyhead

Our 1939 Jaguar SS100 may not have been with us very long but, it has now left the Bridge Classic Cars workshop and has been delivered to Holyhead to its owner.

It will now travel to Ireland where it will be driven across the country and enjoyed as it should be.

Getting To Work On Our SS100

Classic car technician Jonn has been starting work on our very special 1939 Jaguar SS100. His investigation was centred around some of the issues the owner of this beautiful classic car has reported to us.

Jonn also removed the stickers that have been placed on the car throughout its life. The removal was done with a heat gun after Jonn had taped the area to protect it. These have all been kept in a folder which will be returned to the owner to help keep a record of the history of this special Jaguar.

Workshop manager John also worked on our SS100 by repairing the wiper motor.

A Very Special Arrival

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!