Spotted parked with open top right next to the lake the other day...
and just across the street
Got talking to the owner of this beauty earlier today and he told me the history of the car and manufacturer.
It was made by SS Cars of Coventry and is an SS100 with the 100 referring to the top speed. Following the end of the Second World War and the Nazi connotations of the initials SS the company then changed their name to Jaguar.
SS was originally Swallow Sidecars. First sidecars for motorbikes, then sporting bodies for "common" cars like the Austin 7, then complete sports cars like the SS100, then Jag.
Thanks for the tidbit of information there, Fritz.
Just got this and have been riding the wheels off it. A 91 FXRS, a Harley that handles . It makes a nice change from the Fat Boy. Just need to remove a few surplus pieces of chrome work to improve its looks and were good to go.
Further to the other SS100 updates, the SS100, was a British 2 door sports car, which was originally a 2.5L, which was then replaced by a 3.5L model. The 100 designation was used to signify that the car was
able to reach 100mph, which was almost unimaginable in the mid 1930's,
Dat Ass !!!
Wow not just a 288 GTO, but a plate that must run as much as the car.... wow..
Hmmm a great plate but not so sure about the pricing, 288 gtos are upwards of £1.5m now !
I know hyperbole. Not a cheap plate though. The 288 is my favorite of that line. Sure the F40 is great the F50... But the understatedness of the 288. There is one here "NOT MPI"
Went to Brooklands today and saw this
I showed the picture to my father who could remember having one in the early 50's with a pickup rear end on it. He used it to get potatoes from the wholesale market.
Said it would still do 100mph though.
My visceral go-kart..
Any RWB enthusiasts in here? Nakai-san was in Malaysia over the last four days to work on #06 build, and also to rebuild #05. Some pics...
I want to like that cab. Gulf colors and Magnus's wheels. Just can't though.
An enduring pleasure for me the Porsche marque, and, while I'm most keen on standard production examples, I do like the Gulf livery, evocative of course of the ultimate Porker: 1970/71 917. There are very few 'brands' that engage my loyalty, but Porsche and Omega certainly do.
I can't believe you were pointing at your watch when you were 12 years old
Alfa 4C lurking locally:
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