SS & Jaguar Cars

1 1/2 Litre, 2 1/2 Litre, 3 1/2 Litre, SS100 & Mark V, 1936-1951

SS & Jaguar Cars
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Format: Hardback, 176 Pages
ISBN: 9781906133498
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Following on from his book S.S.I and S.S.II Cars, Allan Crouch details the models that succeeded them: the 1½ and 2½ Litre of 1936-37, the SS100 sports car, the1½, 2½ and 3½ Litre of 1938-48, and the Mark V of 1948-51. Apart from the 1½ Litres, what was common to these cars was the six-cylinder engine, based on a Standard sidevalve unit for which Harry Weslake designed an overhead-valve cylinder head giving very respectable power outputs. Combined with flowing body styling inspired by William Lyons himself, the result was some strikingly attractive and desirable cars, at extraordinarily keen prices. Here the development and evolution of the range are described, complete with competition history, production figures and specifications, all accompanied by 250 colour photographs and 80 black-and-white images from the archives.

The author

Allan Crouch studied Sciences at Reading University and then pursued a career as a production engineer in the telecommunications industry in Brazil and the UK. Now retired, he is the Registrar for SS cars for the Jaguar Drivers Club, and has expanded the register to include all the known cars worldwide by incorporating the major overseas registers in the USA, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand and continental Europe. He is a volunteer archivist for the Jaguar Heritage, computerizing all the factory sales and orders ledgers for pushrod-engined cars from the early S.S.I and S.S.II to the Jaguar Mk V. In 1979 he found and acquired a rundown and partially dismantled 1948 Jaguar 21⁄2-litre drophead coupŠ, which he set about restoring and which has since won a number of Concours competitions.

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Specs

Format: Hardback, 176 Pages
ISBN: 9781906133498
Illustrations: 250 color & 80 b-w
Size: 8.25 in x 10.5 in x 1 in / 209.55 mm x 266.7 mm x 25.4 mm
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