Picture the scene, It’s the 1930’s. You turn on your valve radio and hear the sounds of Paul Whiteman and his Orchestra. It’s the Art Deco Period and fashion is chic. It influenced the design of buildings, furniture, Jewellery, fashion, cars, cinemas, trains, ocean liners, and everyday objects such as radios and vacuum cleaners.
The SS1 Here at Hofmann’s epitomises the very essence of the “swinging” 30s, with it’s elegant curves and and sophistication.
Built in England in 1934, This SS1 was shipped to India. First being registered in Delhi in 1948. The car was then returned the the UK in the early 90s to undergo a full restoration. Relevant paperwork include a British India Certificate of Registration, a small handbook including notation and original Indian Tax discs. A photographic history of the restoration is included alongside a Jaguar Daimler Heritage Trust Certificate and original 1934 manuals. Finished in Silver/Grey complimented with Black Leather seating. Hofmann’s of course, welcomes any questions you may have regarding this “Unique Car”
The SS1 (the top of its radiator says ‘SS One’) is a British two-door sports saloon and tourer built by Swallow Coachbuilding Company in Foleshill, Coventry, England. It was first presented to the public at the 1931 London Motor Show. In slightly modified form it was then manufactured between 1932 and 1936, during which time 148 cars were built. Walmsley Lyons and Co, as SS Cars Limited, purchased Swallow at the end of July 1934. In 1945 SS Cars changed its name to Jaguar Cars Limited. The car was initially supplied as a four-seater fixed head coupé. In 1933 a tourer was launched. For 1934 the chassis was modified to give a wider track and better front footwells. The gearbox also gained synchromesh. In 1934 a saloon version and in 1935 an Airline coupé and drophead coupé were added to the range.