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In Fine Form

This game old girl is in fine form and still going strong by the looks of it.









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Re: In Fine Form

I can't read what it says on the little plaque properly... something about superior engineering??
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Re: In Fine Form

I can't read it either... it could be Swallow Sportscar Engineering

Swallow was the original name of the company before it became SS Cars. Before WWII they used a natty SS logo on the wheels and the bonnet ornament.

As "certain elements" came to prominence in Germany it was decided to adopt the current model name (Jaguar) for the company name

There are some very nice ones in the British Car Museum in Gaydon where you can read about it properly

If you're not local to that then https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SS_Cars

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Nice moody photos telling a story, love 'em..
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Re: In Fine Form

Its style and the name, "SS" suggests that it could be a modified Hitlerian staff car.
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Re: In Fine Form

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I can't read it either... it could be Swallow Sportscar Engineering

Swallow was the original name of the company before it became SS Cars. Before WWII they used a natty SS logo on the wheels and the bonnet ornament.

As "certain elements" came to prominence in Germany it was decided to adopt the current model name (Jaguar) for the company name

There are some very nice ones in the British Car Museum in Gaydon where you can read about it properly

If you're not local to that then https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SS_Cars

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Thats what I was hoping it said, but there was a company over in Suffolk doing replicas I can't remember their name properly but was similar enough to look the same on the plaque you can't quite read! Suffolk Sportscars or something along those lines.
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Re: In Fine Form

The Jaguar SS100. The SS came from Standard Swallow as the chassis used was from Standard. I have also heard SS to refer to Swallow Sidecars from the original manufacture of motorbike sidecars. The name Swallow Coachbuilders was also used. SS was later replaced by SS Jaguar.

The bottom of the nameplate does indeed appear to say Suffolk Sportscars Engineering, a company that make replica SS100 and C-Type cars. perhaps the car is not as old as it appears in spite of the authentic looking numberplate it carried. I may try and check with the jaguar register the next time I log in.

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Re: In Fine Form

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Its style and the name, "SS" suggests that it could be a modified Hitlerian staff car.
A few friends who are car enthusiasts refer to the old and new Beetles as Nazi cars, The Porsches go as Nazi Staff cars....

I did manage to take a photo which caused some amusement amongst said friends: (apologies - Not an Olympus photo)

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