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1936 Jaguar SS Jaguar 2.5 OHV

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Manufacturer: Jaguar
Model: SS Jaguar 2.5 OHV
Year: 1936
Type: Convertible
Color: Pale Blue
Mileage: 68,689
Engine: 3.4 XK (damaged)
Interior Color: Dark Blue
Vehicle Title: Clear
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1936 Jaguar SS Jaguar 2.5 OHV for sale

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1936 SS Jaguar 2. 5 OHV Tourer

 

RARE: People think the SS100 is the rare pre-war car. but they made 308 from 1935 onwards and there are probably that number of replicas. The 2. 5 OHV SS Jaguar  Tourer is actually far rarer. with only 104 made and no replica industry – quite the reverse (OHV Tourers have been converted to faux SS100s).

 

This garage find is from the first full year of the Jaguar name (although the company didn't formally become Jaguar cars until after WW2). Allan Crouch. the SS register expert. knows of only 38 SS Tourers and admits a number of those were recorded as scrapped. or donor cars. or no longer whole -  with the real number of survivors likely below thirty.

 

EXCLUSIVE: Go to any high-end Jaguar concours. or ‘Featured Marque' event. and the chances are you'll see an SS100. often more than one. Sometimes there's a mixture of Suffolk and other replicas. and a few real examples doing the rounds. Take an OHV Jaguar Tourer and you're pretty much guaranteed to be the only one on show. the earliest Jaguar at the event and the first example most attendees will have seen. It doesn't get much more exclusive. These are a perfect first year of Jaguar addition to any serious collection. The problem is the restricted supply – which means that even those with the deepest pockets can wait years for a genuine car to change hands. This is that car.

 

PROVENANCE: The car was first registered on 6 November 1936 in Scotland and the fourth change of owner (two were the same family at different addresses) was a US airman. Robert Thompson. stationed at South Ruislip in 1962. Thompson sold it to the present owner. a fellow American. who brought it to Florida and then to Maryland. It is one of several cars being disposed of by the family.  ASC 127 remains an open UK registration that was never transferred to the computerized database but should be easy to reclaim because of the log book. original plates. factory owner history. and clear VIN stamp on the chassis. Terry McGrath. the Australian Jaguar/SS expert. has several photographs of this car in the 1950s in the UK.

 

Mike Cook. the Jaguar archivist fifties confirms that the late 1936 car was originally black with a blue interior. but also that it was updated to 1937 spec at the factory. which is consistent with a November sale. The 1937 SS catalogue shows only a few items changed from 1936. but one is that the larger ‘bottom catch' P100 headlamps were standard for 1937 not 1936. so it seems likely the factory update included upgrade to correct early P100s and a repaint to the light blue recorded formally on the log book. The rear springs also have the leather spring gaiters listed as an optional extra. According to Mike  the car was originally consigned to "British Cars. New York. " That was Mr. Taylor who set up a business and evidently imported several cars. However. there were various legal and trademark issue in the early days of American sales and there are four such cars on the same page. all crossed out and UK dealers substituted.

 

 

COMPLETENESS AND CONDITION: The SS was given a mid fifties XK engine. gearbox and disc front brakes – probably all from a donor MK1 according to the engine number. In 1965 it was strippen anda Series 2 XJ engine and auto box were obtained. together with a Series 2 E-Type rear suspension complete. but thankfully never chopped to fit. The interior is missing. as are the prop shaft and one half shaft. The seized XK engine is loosely propped in place and has been with the car about sixty years so should perhaps be retained as a period ‘special'? Three original 2. 5 OHV drive trains are known of in the Eastern USA. Switzerland and Southern Australia. Probably two of these owners would sell and the other swap for a side-valve engine for his earlier SS restoration. Contact details of the sellers will be made available to the winner if relevant (some of them will be bidding for this car I believe)

 

The fuel tank (MG) rear mudguards (Other SS model?) and rear valence (home made) are not original and are rather shorter than the long low Tourer body. giving it a sportier look. The hood frame is complete and functional but the hood itself and side screens. though professional. are less ‘top heavy' than extensive Tourer weather gear.

 

SALE: Clearly. with probably only perhaps <30 of these cars left from the 104 made. it is exciting to find 19048 largely complete except for running gear. With so few cars. in varied condition. it's hard to define a ‘market' but I owe it to the owner to try and get him the best price. Good luck in your bids which I will be happy to pass on. The car has been loosely assembled to make it easy to move and to display what there is. No attempt has been made AT ALL to do anything other than assemble the pile of parts left after dismantling fifty years ago. For example the missing half shaft is a large piece of 1” stud rotating in wooden bearings to keep the hub in place. to which the splined wheel is attached as usual. Inspection in Maryland USA is welcome. but given the engine is seized. the brakes non-existent and the body mostly intact but scruffy. what you see is really what you get. so inspection paradoxically may not be essential. depending on your point of view. I will be happy to photograph specific areas or answer questions.

 

See two picture albums. The paint is very uneven and really just to show the fair condition of the metal body panels (except the sills). It will come off easily during panel prep. The chassis has had a few brackets removed / added but is very solid. The tires are NOS and the lower wood framing is poor. hence silly door gaps. The front chrome is good. albeit not concours.

 

Call nine-one-zero. 398-three six two zero. Eastern time to discuss inspection in Maryland. The reserve is high to give everyone a chance to give their top bid in person after inspection. or to text it to me for referral to the owner. Happy bidding.

 

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On Mar-01-17 at 15:47:42 PST. seller added the following information:

1936 SS Jaguar 2. 5 OHV Tourer

 

RARE: People think the SS100 is the rare pre-war car. but they made 308 from 1935 onwards and there are probably that number of replicas. The 2. 5 OHV SS Jaguar  Tourer is actually far rarer. with only 104 made and no replica industry – quite the reverse (OHV Tourers have been converted to faux SS100s).

 

This garage find is from the first full year of the Jaguar name (although the company didn't formally become Jaguar cars until after WW2). Allan Crouch. the SS register expert. knows of only 38 SS Tourers and admits a number of those were recorded as scrapped. or donor cars. or no longer whole -  with the real number of survivors likely below thirty.

 

EXCLUSIVE: Go to any high-end Jaguar concours. or ‘Featured Marque' event. and the chances are you'll see an SS100. often more than one. Sometimes there's a mixture of Suffolk and other replicas. and a few real examples doing the rounds. Take an OHV Jaguar Tourer and you're pretty much guaranteed to be the only one on show. the earliest Jaguar at the event and the first example most attendees will have seen. It doesn't get much more exclusive. These are a perfect first year of Jaguar addition to any serious collection. The problem is the restricted supply – which means that even those with the deepest pockets can wait years for a genuine car to change hands. This is that car.

 

PROVENANCE: The car was first registered on 6 November 1936 in Scotland and the fourth change of owner (two were the same family at different addresses) was a US airman. Robert Thompson. stationed at South Ruislip in 1962. Thompson sold it to the present owner. a fellow American. who brought it to Florida and then to Maryland. It is one of several cars being disposed of by the family.  ASC 127 remains an open UK registration that was never transferred to the computerized database but should be easy to reclaim because of the log book. original plates. factory owner history. and clear VIN stamp on the chassis. Terry McGrath. the Australian Jaguar/SS expert. has several photographs of this car in the 1950s in the UK.

 

Mike Cook. the Jaguar archivist fifties confirms that the late 1936 car was originally black with a blue interior. but also that it was updated to 1937 spec at the factory. which is consistent with a November sale. The 1937 SS catalogue shows only a few items changed from 1936. but one is that the larger ‘bottom catch' P100 headlamps were standard for 1937 not 1936. so it seems likely the factory update included upgrade to correct early P100s and a repaint to the light blue recorded formally on the log book. The rear springs also have the leather spring gaiters listed as an optional extra. According to Mike  the car was originally consigned to "British Cars. New York. " That was Mr. Taylor who set up a business and evidently imported several cars. However. there were various legal and trademark issue in the early days of American sales and there are four such cars on the same page. all crossed out and UK dealers substituted.

 

 

COMPLETENESS AND CONDITION: The SS was given a mid fifties XK engine. gearbox and disc front brakes – probably all from a donor MK1 according to the engine number. In 1965 it was strippen anda Series 2 XJ engine and auto box were obtained. together with a Series 2 E-Type rear suspension complete. but thankfully never chopped to fit. The interior is missing. as are the prop shaft and one half shaft. The seized XK engine is loosely propped in place and has been with the car about sixty years so should perhaps be retained as a period ‘special'? Three original 2. 5 OHV drive trains are known of in the Eastern USA. Switzerland and Southern Australia. Probably two of these owners would sell and the other swap for a side-valve engine for his earlier SS restoration. Contact details of the sellers will be made available to the winner if relevant (some of them will be bidding for this car I believe)

 

The fuel tank (MG) rear mudguards (Other SS model?) and rear valence (home made) are not original and are rather shorter than the long low Tourer body. giving it a sportier look. The hood frame is complete and functional but the hood itself and side screens. though professional. are less ‘top heavy' than extensive Tourer weather gear. The front and rear floors are very solid - pictures on request.

 

SALE: Clearly. with probably only perhaps <30 of these cars left from the 104 made. it is exciting to find 19048 largely complete except for running gear. With so few cars. in varied condition. it's hard to define a ‘market' but I owe it to the owner to try and get him the best price. Good luck in your bids which I will be happy to pass on. The car has been loosely assembled to make it easy to move and to display what there is. No attempt has been made AT ALL to do anything other than assemble the pile of parts left after dismantling fifty years ago. For example the missing half shaft is a large piece of 1” stud rotating in wooden bearings to keep the hub in place. to which the splined wheel is attached as usual. Inspection in Maryland USA is welcome. but given the engine is seized. the brakes non-existent and the body mostly intact but scruffy. what you see is really what you get. so inspection paradoxically may not be essential. depending on your point of view. I will be happy to photograph specific areas or answer questions.

 

See two picture albums taken very recently. The paint is uneven and is really just to show the fair condition of the metal body panels (except the sills). It will come off easily during panel prep. The chassis has had a few brackets removed / added but is very solid. The tires are NOS and the lower wood framing is poor. hence silly door gaps. The front chrome is good. albeit not concours.

 

Call nine-one-zero. 398-three six two zero. Eastern time to discuss inspection in Maryland. The reserve is high to give everyone a chance to give their top bid in person after inspection. or to text it to me for referral to the owner. Happy bidding. don't forget to include a phone number with any questions if you want to be contacted post-auction.

 

http://s1243. photobucket. com/user/pcrespin/library/?sort=3&page=1

 

http://s1243. photobucket. com/user/pcrespin/library/?view=recent&page=1

 

On Mar-01-17 at 15:58:39 PST. seller added the following information:

Excuse repeat (eBay edit function has changed?) SECOND DESCRIPTION STATES FLOORS ARE VERY SOLID FRONT & REAR. PHOTOS ARE FROM LAST WEEK (i. e. show how car is now). pleas put phone number (if USA) or email (overseas) in questions. to speed communication.

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