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2011-11-24 12:53:23 | Lofty writes:

Car to be at auction 12/11
www.coys.co.uk/auction.php

Auction description:
Lot 126 - 1938 Jaguar SS 100 3 ½ Litre
Estimate: €275,000 - €325,000
Registration Number: UK Registered
Chassis Number: 39083

Coys have had the pleasure in selling many SS 100s over the years, and are proud to offer this stunning and rare 3.5 litre SS 100 whose appearance, condition and history leaves nothing to fault. The car, which is now in superb restored condition, was according to its Jaguar Heritage certificate delivered on 11.8.1938 via Appleyard of Leeds to his first owner.

It was finished in Silver grey with a silver leather interior, the same exterior colour it carries today. The car passed between several long term owners in UK, Switzerland and the US and finally came to Germany, where it is registered with appropriate historic plates. Having participated in many major historical events over the years, the car comes with FIVA papers and is listed in the SS 100 register.

A painstakingly researched history and an impressively-detailed ground up 'no expenses spared' restoration is standing up well. This is a mint example of the rarest of the SS 100 Jaguars, suitable to grace the most precious Jaguar collections in the world or any concours event it might be entered in. This 3.5 litre SS 100 is surely worth serious consideration for any collector or enthusiast of pre war classic Jaguars. Unrepeatable and only 1 of 118 ever made.

2011-11-25 13:24:38 | Peter Scott writes:

The engine photo shows a 2½ Litre.

2012-02-19 11:25:30 | pauls writes:

Car now offered at:
www.coys.co.uk/showrooms.php

2015-09-22 11:17:47 | pauls writes:

Car to return to auction 9/15
www.bonhams.com/auctions/23234/lot/7/

Auction description:
Lot 7
1938 JAGUAR SS100 3½ LITRE ROADSTER
DKK 3.6 million - 4.6 million
US$ 540,000 - 690,000
Auction 23234:
The Frederiksen Auction
26 Sep 2015 14:00 CEST
Denmark, Ebeltoft

According to the SS100 register published by the Classic Jaguar Foundation, chassis 39083 was finished by SS Cars on 11 August 11 1938. Two days later on 13 August 1938, the car was delivered new by Appleyard of Leeds to a certain W.A.G. Watson. The original colour was battleship grey, complemented by a silver interior. Its first registration was CWX333.

According to the FIVA pass for the car, chassis 39083 belonged to Howard Kerr in Oklahoma in the United States from about 1940 until his death in 1965. Kerr was an Oklahoma governor and later senator, as well as a wealthy business man with interests in oil and gas and co-owner of Howell-Kerr Inc. During his tenure, chassis 39083 was displayed in Oklahoma City in Preservation Hall, which was home of the Howell-Kerr Collection. It seems that after the passing of Kerr, his son Robert sold off a number of cars, including the SS100, due to financial difficulties.

It is not known when the car came to Switzerland, but according to the history file in German which comes with the car, a certain Monsieur Duse in Switzerland owned chassis 39083 "for a very long time", having purchased it from a fellow Swiss who wished to remain anonymous. On 10 April 1979, Monsieur Duse sold the car to a dentist named Jean-Paul Imesh of Sjön, Switzerland. Imesh commissioned a restoration that was performed by Isidor Elsig in Mollens, Switzerland. Sometime after this restoration was completed, the car was damaged in a fire.

On 12 August 2000, chassis 39083 was acquired by Hans-Dieter Hensel of Meschede, Germany in a deal that was possibly brokered by a certain Monsieur Perego in Lausanne. At the time of Mr. Hensel's acquisition, the car was in deplorable condition, and it was evident that it had been in storage for an extended period of time. The engine was free, but in poor condition with several non-original ancillaries. It was ascertained that the body and interior had suffered some fire damage, while the rear wings, the bonnet, grille and headlights had also been damaged due to objects having fallen onto the car. The interior was incomplete and partially incorrect, while various unoriginal switches had been used to facilitate quick repairs over the years.

The car was completely disassembled and the body was removed from the chassis. Then followed a nut and bolt restoration of the engine, as well as all other mechanical parts on the chassis, including brakes, front and rear axles, drivetrain, suspension and cooling system. The chassis was sandblasted and painted, while the body was stripped to the bare metal, and repairs to the original sheet metal were performed with great care. Finally, the body was painted in a gunmetal grey with clearcoat. A new stainless steel exhaust and petrol tank were manufactured, and the car was rewired. The brightwork was re-chromed and the interior and tonneau cover were restored in accordance with original patterns by professionals in Coventry. All ancillaries, switches and lights were brought back to correct, original specification, using original items procured with substantial difficulty and equally substantial expense.

In the end, more than 1,300 hours were spent bringing this classic sports car back to life, at a cost of EUR 110,000. Two large folders accompany the car which include detailed bills of the restoration. By 2007, the car was in the possession of Jürgen Niedermeyer in Frankfurt, and then acquired by Henrik Frederiksen. It is difficult to imagine a British sports car that is more classic in every sense of that word than the SS100. The shape is iconic and instantly recognizable. It is a car that is perhaps the purest expression anywhere of wind-in-the-hair motoring with nary a creature comfort to spoil the fun. The wind, the noise, the smell of oil and leather - all combine with the rorty and powerful engine to blow away the cobwebs and provide a no-nonsense hands-on thrill that no closed car can ever deliver.

2021-03-03 12:42:33 | Lofty writes:

First 39 model-year 2.5L
First reg above incorrect
First reg CWX333
11th Aug 1938

2022-09-06 08:40:22 | pauls writes:

Car to be at auction 9/22

www.bonhams.com/auction/27523/lot/398/1938-ss100-jaguar-3-litre-roadster-chassis ...

Auction description:

Lot 398

1938 SS100 Jaguar 3½-Litre Roadster

Goodwood Revival Collectors' Motor Cars and Automobilia

17 September 2022, 14:00 BST

Chichester, Goodwood

£400,000 - £500,000

Registration no. CWX 333

Chassis no. 39083

Engine no. M1059E

• One of only 116 cars with the 3½-litre engine

• Matching engine and chassis numbers

• Formerly part of the Frederiksen Collection in Denmark

• Excellent car for tours and rallies

• Offered with copy Jaguar Heritage Trust Certificate and Registry records

• FIVA papers

According to the SS100 register published by the Classic Jaguar Foundation, chassis number '39083' was completed by SS Cars on 11th August 1938 and two days later was delivered new by Appleyard of Leeds to a certain W A G Watson. The original colour was Battleship Grey, complemented by a silver interior. The car's first registration was 'CWX 333'.

According to the car's FIVA pass, '39083' belonged to Howard Kerr in Oklahoma, USA from around 1940 until his death in 1965. A wealthy businessman with interests in oil and gas and co-owner of Howell-Kerr Inc, Howard Kerr was an Oklahoma governor and later senator. During his ownership, '39083' was displayed in Oklahoma City in Preservation Hall, home of the Howell-Kerr Collection. It seems that after Mr Kerr's death, his son Robert sold off some of cars, including the SS100.

The car later turned up in Switzerland. According to the history file (in German) that comes with the car, a certain Monsieur Duse in Switzerland owned '39083' "for a very long time", having purchased it from a fellow Swiss who wished to remain anonymous. On 10th April 1979, Monsieur Duse sold the car to a dentist named Jean-Paul Imesh of Sjön, Switzerland. Imesh commissioned a restoration that was carried out by Isidor Elsig in Mollens, Switzerland. Sometime after this restoration was completed, the car was damaged in a fire.

On 12th August 2000, '39083' was acquired by Hans-Dieter Hensel of Meschede, Germany in a deal that, possibly, was brokered by a certain Monsieur Perego in Lausanne. At the time of Mr Hensel's acquisition, the car was in deplorable condition, and it was evident that it had been in storage for an extended period of time. The engine was free, but in poor condition with several non-original ancillaries. It was obvious that the body and interior had suffered some fire damage, while the rear wings, bonnet, grille and headlights had also been damaged by falling objects. The interior was incomplete and partially incorrect, while various unoriginal switches had been used to facilitate repairs over the years.

The car was completely disassembled and the body removed from the chassis. Then followed a 'last nut and bolt' restoration of the engine and all other mechanical parts on the chassis, including brakes, front and rear axles, drive train, suspension and cooling system. The chassis was sandblasted and painted, while the body was stripped to bare metal and repairs to the original panels were performed with great care. Finally, the body was painted in a Gunmetal Grey with clearcoat. A new stainless steel exhaust and fuel tank were manufactured, and the electrics rewired. The brightwork was re-chromed and the interior and tonneau cover restored in accordance with original patterns by professionals in Coventry. All ancillaries, switches and lights were brought back to correct, original specification using original items procured with great difficulty and substantial expense.

In the end, more than 1,300 hours were spent bringing this classic sports car back to life, at a cost of €110,000. Two large folders accompany the car, which contain detailed restoration invoices, as well as an original handbook. By 2007, the car was in the possession of Jürgen Niedermeyer in Frankfurt, and was then acquired by Henrik Frederiksen, passing to a new owner when the Frederiksen Collection was auctioned by Bonhams in September 2015 (Lot 7). The buyer brought the SS100 back to the UK where it passed via a dealer to the current owner. The car remains in very good order, and in recent years has competed in the historic Mille Miglia and was paraded in front of the Royal family at Windsor Castle.

It is difficult to imagine a British sports car that is more classic in every sense of that word than the SS100. The shape is iconic and instantly recognisable. It is a car that is perhaps the purest expression of wind-in-the-hair motoring with nary a creature comfort to spoil the fun. The wind, the noise, the smell of oil and leather – all combine with the powerful engine to blow away the cobwebs and provide a no-nonsense hands-on thrill that no closed car can ever deliver.

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