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SS Cars SS100

Production: 09/1935 - 1940

Production Type: Mass Production

Produced: 309

The SS Jaguar 100 is a 2-seat sports car, The '100' was for the theoretical 100 mph maximum speed of the vehicle. It was on an SS100 that the famous Jaguar 'leaper', the marque's signature feline bonnet ornament, was first displayed. In mid 1936 the first version of the Jaguar mascot was reputedly described by Sir William Lyons, founder of the company, as "looking like a cat shot off a fence". A later publicity photograph of the new Model 100 "Jaguar" (registration mark CKV 250) parked outside the offices of SS Cars Ltd in early 1937 shows a revised Jaguar 'leaper' mounted on the radiator cap. It is this more stylised 'leaper' that became the trade mark for Jaguar Cars, Ltd., remaining in use to this day.

SS Cars SS100 Technical Specification

Engine
2.5 L – 2663 c.c., 70-100 bhp, 52-70 kW
3.5 L – 3485 c.c., 125 bhp, 93 kW

Transmission
4-Speed Manual

Acceleration
13.5 Seconds (0-97 kmh / 0-60 mph) –  (2.5 L)
10.4 Seconds (0-97 kmh / 0-60 mph) –  (3.5 L)

Top speed
153 kmh / 95 mph (2.5 L)
160 kmh / 100 mph (3.5 L)

Body Style
Open Two-seater (OTS) / Roadster
2-Seat Fixed-head Coupé (FHC)

Dimensions
Length:
3,886 mm / 153 in
Width:
1,600 mm / 63 in
Height:
1336 mm / 52.6 in

Wheelbase
2,642 mm / 104 in

Weight
1208 kg / 2,660 lb

SS Cars SS100 Models

SS100
Production: 309 (2.5 L: 191, 3.5 L: 118)
Initial price: £395 (2.5 L), £445 (3.5 L)

SS100 Prototype Coupé
Production: 1 (3.5 L)
Initial price: £595

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SS Jaguar 100
SS100
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