The SS100 Jaguar has to be one of the most beautiful cars ever made, of any time period. The dimensions and curves are just perfect from every angleAnother pic of Jaguar that parked beside us. Yes I like old British cars, Had a '57 MGA.
Roy, I was at Laguna Seca about 20 years ago, during Pebble Beach Week, and was taking a close look at a TR like this one. I noticed something on the dash and started to laugh (people look at you as if you are weird when you laugh at $1+ million car), but the owner came over and said "I assume you saw it! Most people never do, or don't acknowledge it." We had a nice conversation and then I said "I'll be back as soon as I can!" This time he was a bit confused and asked where I was going. I told him I was going to get a couple rolls of nickels! Then he laughed! The cause of all of this: a small slot in the dash in front of the passenger with a smaller sign which read "To start game, deposit 5 cents." I didn't get a ride, but had a friend with a TR for a while!Here is a shot, from last year, of the Audi we parked beside yesterday.
And this is my all time Fantasy TestaRossa at Laguna Seca 2011.
I've seen claims from various sources that SS also meant Standard Swallow but I've always leaned towards Swallow Sidecar myself. According to Wikipedia Sir John Black of Standard Triumph claimed the former was correct, he ought to know but then again he wouldn't be the most objective person would he .....Goy, as you know, but some may not, SS = Swallow Sidecar, then Standard Swallow,
possibly other variations along the way, finally Jaguar. ( SS sounded bad after WW2 ).
Early Swallow ornament was a bird, It flew before it leaped .
Chevrolet, GM US in the 60s popularized SS as Super Sport .