The SS1 was the first automobile with its own chassis, which brought out the on manufacturing sporty and elegant bodies for chassis from Austin, Wolseley and standard specialized Swallow Coach Building Co.. As an indirect predecessor of the Standard - Swallow 16 HP could be considered a karossiertes Swallow on the unmodified chassis of the standard HP 16 " Ensign" as a sporty sedan model which was written in 1935 in a limited number.
The S. S. 1 was released in October 1931 as a two-door coupe on the market, with vinylbezogenem roof and storm poles (poles for tensioning the canopy ) on the sides, which gave the impression of a convertible. He had a six-cylinder in-line engine with 2054 cc and 45 hp ( 16 HP ) or 2552 cc capacity with around 55 bhp (20 HP ). Both engines supplied standard including fully assembled chassis. Over a four-speed gearbox with floor shift the rear wheels were driven. The top speed was 110 km / h
The S. S. 1 received after one year, in the fall of 1932, a changed and much larger body that could be considered as a true four-seater. The machines were slightly stronger. As of early 1933, the car was also offered as a four-seat open tourer and from autumn 1933 as saloon with rear side windows in place of the Storm chrome rod imitations. At the same time the stroke was increased to 106 mm used in Jaguar to 1992 with two engine sizes, which in 2143 or 2663 cc resulted. The so- motorized car drove up to 125 km / h. 1934 won Charles Needham and Sydney Light with a SS 1 at the Monte Carlo Rally to the " Concours de Confort ".
A fashionable "Airline Saloon" was from the fall of 1934 in the program after the coupe was no longer officially offered, but nevertheless remained available to special order. From now on, the engines had standard two carburetors and an even higher compression ratio, so that when the 20- HP machine nearly 70 bhp was achieved. Beginning of 1935 finally came out the Drophead Coupé, which in contrast to the Tourer had a consuming constructed, lined and retractable roof in the trunk.
As the preparation of the S.S. 1 was set in July 1935, a total of 4250 pieces were produced. In the S. S. offered as born in 1936 1 it was unsold copies of the model year 1935, which were provided with a larger grille. Successor was the S. S. Jaguar 2 ½ Litre saloon.
- Schrader, Halwart: Typenkompass Jaguar - passenger cars since 1931, motor -Verlag, Stuttgart ( 2001), ISBN 3-613-02106-4
- Stertkamp, Heiner: Jaguar - The Complete History from 1922 to Today, 2nd edition, Heel -Verlag, (2006) ISBN 3-89880-337-6
Current models: XF ( X250 ) | XJ ( X351 ) | XK ( X150 ) | F -Type
From 1945: 1 ½ liter | 2 ½ liter | 3 ½ liter | Mark V | XK120 | Mark VII | C -Type | D-Type | XK140 | 2.4 Litre | Mark VIII | XK -SS | 3.4 Litre | XK 150 | Mark IX | Mark II | e-Type | Mark X 420 G and | S-Type | XJ 13 | 420 | 240 | 340 | XJ series I - III | XJS | XJ ( XJ40 ) | XJR- 15 | 220 XJ | XJ ( X300 ) | XK ( X100 ) | XJ ( X308 ) | X-Type | S-Type
1931-1940: S. S. 1 | S. S. 2 | S. S. 90 | S. S. 100 | S. S. 1 ½ liter | S. S. 2 ½ liter | S. S. 3 ½ liter
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