This 1935 SS1 Airline came to us dismantled and in boxes. Unfortunately someone had started to repair the wood frame and some parts were either missing or incorect. The car was trim assembled using as much of the original body work as possible so we could ascertain what was missing. A new wood frame was then made and panelled in steel. The Airline is a very complicated car with many unique fittings and features. It must have been an expensive model to produce but it is a very striking looking car.
The SS2 is probably cosidered the poor relation to its larger brother the SS1. With its little side valve 4 cylinder engine it was probably under powered, although comparable to its competitors in the market. We have restored 5 SS2's, 3 Tourers and 2 Saloons and are currently building an alloy bodied Special based on an SS2.
The Jaguar SS90 was the Marque's first 'sports car'. Introduced in 1935 only 23 of this model were made before it was superceeded by the SS100. Of the 23, we have now restored 4 SS90's and are currently restoring an SS100.
1935 SS1 DHC
They say there is nothing new in the automotive world and this 1935 SS1 DHC is one example. Modern manufacturers have convertible where the hood stows under a 'hard' panel and make out it's a new idea. Well SS beat them to it by many years! The hood folds down into what is the boot area and the boot lid closes over the top. The cast alloy frames over the top of the doors unclips and stows in the doors. Once again these are a very complicated car with many unique details and must have been expensive to produce. This probably explains why only 100 were made. We have fully restored 2 DHC's now and have two more being done at the moment.
We have restored 5 SS1 Tourers including one OHV car and one car that was updated at the factory to look like an OHV car but was still fitted with a side valve engine.
We have restored a few Special bodied cars. Known as the 'Baby' Jaguar this car was built on standard running gear for William Lyons wife.
Tuscher a Swiss Coach uilder, bodied 4 Jaguars of which 3 are known and 2 were restored by us. The 2 cars we restored were based on 1937 Saloon runing gear and chassis.