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Record Creation: Entered on 4 September 2022.

 

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2022-09-04 15:11:06 | pauls writes:

Car was at auction 6/22
www.handh.co.uk/auction/lot/lot-63---1936-ss-jaguar-25-litre-saloon/

Auction description:
Wed, 22nd Jun 2022 13:00
Imperial War Museum, Duxford
Lot 63
1936 SS Jaguar 2.5 Litre Saloon
The oldest known surviving Jaguar in the UK
Estimated at £35,000 - £45,000
Registration No: NPE 75
Chassis No: 10552
MOT: None

Historically significant as the earliest known surviving Jaguar motorcar left in the UK
Matching chassis, engine and body numbers
Essentially complete but requires painting, trimming, rewiring and setting-up etc
Much hard work done in terms of a professional engine overhaul, refurbished ash frame, restored chassis and re-plated headlamps etc
Ideal donor for a SS100 Evocation but thankfully saved such a fate thus far
Retains numerous correct 1936 model year only details
Surely worthy of completion and a place in a national museum or significant private collection?

Chassis 10552 is understood to be the earliest, surviving Jaguar in the UK as well as the only known 1936 SS Jaguar 2½ Litre Saloon. Having so much in common with the SS100, too many of its siblings have been broken up for spares or modified into evocations. Although, the vendor initially had similar repurposing plans for ‘NPE 75’, he was soon persuaded of the car’s historical significance by the SS Jaguar fraternity and has done much to hopefully ensure that a new owner will continue his hard work. Boasting matching chassis, engine and body numbers not to mention its original Surrey registration number which was apparently issued on 24th March 1936, the Saloon has benefited from the following:

Chassis & Suspension: Body removed, chassis stripped down and sand blasted before being hot zinc sprayed and finished with two coats of Dacrylate specialist metal paint. Springs blasted, overhauled and repainted with Dacrylate. New hardened trunnion discs fitted to spring housings and metalastic bushes replaced.

Brakes: Drums blasted, primed and repainted. Brake shoes relined. NB The drums are 13-inch units and together with the oval pedals, which are also present, were exclusive to SS100s and the 1936 saloons. The pedals have been rebushed and fitted with a new cross shaft.

Axles: Rear: Diff overhauled, axle shaft tapered, roller bearings replaced. Front: Bearings adjusted, stub axles overhauled, kingpins adjusted.

Steering & Gearbox: Steering Box stripped down and overhauled by specialist Holman Engineering Ltd. Gearbox checked and refurbished.

Engine: Professionally stripped down with all gunge removed from the block and head. Overhauled by specialist engineering firms with Gosnays doing the machining and Holman the reassembly. Line bored, new pistons and uprated with a SS Jaguar 3.5 litre crankshaft that accepts steel conrods etc.

Bodywork: Wooden support frame repaired and remade via Framecraft using well-seasoned ash. Door hinges rejuvenated and re-bushed by a specialist. New sunroof frame made in ash. Floors blasted and primed. The original wings which have been stripped and primed, are with the car.

Fittings: Lucas P100 headlights and Lucas 1170 sidelights restored. Dynamo and starter motor renovated. Tacho and speedo totally rebuilt. Seat frames and runners are with the car.

Surely worthy of completion to original specification, this historically significant Jaguar is offered for sale with V5C Registration Document and history file.

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