This 1937 re-creation SS100 Sports 2.5 Litre Jaguar (BDW 38) has been in the same family for over thirty years. The vendor's sons started to recreate this SS100 Sports car in 1984 from a Jaguar saloon factory car, using all the running gear, and completed it in 1989. Every detail was copied from a genuine SS100 alongside the rebuild from start to finish, to enable every detail to be as close as possible at all times. The saloon chassis was altered by Trac Products and the body work was acquired from Ashton Keynes Restorations including new ash frame with the aluminium skin, wings, bonnet, etc. It was fitted with a new petrol tank, wind screen, QK596 headlights, owl’s eye rear lights, radiator cowl, and all fittings chromed.
The 2.5 litre OHV engine with "SS" on the block side, not the later Jaguar type, had new pistons, valves and guides with new valve seats for unleaded fuel, all new white metal big end and main bearings fitted, new clutch, starter motor, dynamo etc. New stainless exhaust system, new radiator core, and recast new water rail fitted, all dash clocks reconditioned with speedo reading to zero. Great care has been taken with every detail, like the cigarette lighter and wiper nob, as they should be.
This car was driven from Chester to Hereford in a very basic form, in bare aluminium with no lights, just the minimum for an MOT and a shake down test. It was then completely striped down again, to be painted red and be fitted with the leather interior seats, carpets, hood, wet weather covers, new wiring loom etc, and finished to show condition, with an MOT in 1989.
There are bills and receipts for the body and other work completed during the rebuild, with old MOTs, and the old green buff logbook, plus V5.
It has been used only for local shows and has covered just 2,893 miles from the total rebuild in the last thirty years or so, and has always been kept in a garage with a de-humidifier.
At 89 years of age, the vendor feels that it is a shame that he can no longer use it, and it's time for someone else to enjoy possibly one of the best looking SS Jaguars ever made, no matter what angle you look at it, for a lot less than the cost of an original SS100.