Widely considered to be the most aesthetically pleasing sports car ever made, the Jaguar SS100 is also incredibly rare. Only 198 Jaguars SS100 2.5-liter models were manufactured, with only 50 being exported from the UK. The car’s name, “100,” reflects its ability to reach 100 mph in the 1930s.
This particular Jaguar SS100 has undergone a comprehensive and extensive restoration over a period of four years, to exacting standards, by the renowned South African Jaguar expert, Mr. Wally Vorlaufer. He is well known in the Jag SS100 community as the chairman SS100 restorer, and his company has reproduced over 2000 different parts for the SS100 for more than 50 years. These parts have been shipped worldwide to owners for original replacement parts. Throughout the R3.5-million-rand restoration of this car, a 1936 Jaguar SS sedan, complete with a heritage certificate, was procured. The sedan chassis was remanufactured to the exact specifications of the correct roadster chassis, using the blueprints of the SS100 chassis Vorlaufer has. The only difference remaining is the location of the sedan’s VIN number.
Original parts were sourced from all over the world to be restored and fitted, along with the company’s uniquely reproduced parts. The entire body, fenders, tub, and engine bay were hand-built in aluminium to period-correct specifications, as they were in 1936. This reproduction is one of the finest and closest to the original that can be found. Even to the trained eye, this vehicle presents as an original SS100.
This gleaming green beauty is a sight to behold and remains one of the world’s most beautiful collectable cars. This car is as close to a showroom original from 1936 as one will ever find and presents a truly unique opportunity to acquire such a rare gem.