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Consultant in Ultrasonic Processing
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Rail, Auto, Air, Ordnance, and Model Enthusiast
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SS and JAGUAR - Continued

The first page was originally "jaguar.html".

1933 SS1 Coupé Hood Ornament
(photo from Switzerland by permission - all rights reserved to source)

1935 SS1 CMA 490 badge
(cropped from 1935 SS1 CMA 490 photo from Japan by permission - all rights reserved to source)

SS100 F. H. Coupé Badge
(photo by and © 1961 S. Berliner, III - all rights reserved)

Jag Mk IV DHC Gilmore
(cropped and silhouetted from Aug 2004 photo by K. Parker - all rights reserved)

JagCat1Mascot JagCat2Badge
(18 Feb 04 photos by and © 2004 S. Berliner, III - all right reserved)


NOTE:  Page size was limited by HTML to some 30kB; thus, I was forced to add this Continuation Page.
You may also wish to visit the main SS and Jaguar Cars page, Continuation Page 1, SS and Jaguar Cars, Continuation Page 1, Continuation Page 2, Continuation Page 3, Continuation Page 4, Continuation Page 5, and Continuation Page 7 pages, as well.


INDEX

Main SS and Jaguar Cars Page:
  Nomenclature - S.S. vs. SS, Mark IV, etc.
  SS and Jaguar Miscellany.

SS and Jaguar Cars Continuation Page 0:
  SS and Jaguar Miscellany - continued (partially moved here from the main SS and Jaguar Cars page
  & nbsp; and continuation page 1 on 06 and 20 Feb 04).

SS and Jaguar Cars Continuation Page 1:
  SS and Jaguar Museums (moved here 29 Apr 02).
  Jaguar Cars, Limited - the Company (moved here 29 Apr 02).
  Brief History of the SS1 (moved here 29 Apr 02).
  SS and Jaguar Miscellany - continued.
  Old Photos. SS and Jaguar Cars Continuation Page 2:
  More SS and Jaguar Apocrypha.
  SS and Jaguar Bibliography.
  SS & JAG NEWS.

SS and Jaguar Cars Continuation Page 3:
  [Original SS Alpine Tourer moved to page 5 on 06 Feb 04.]
  More SS and Jaguar Material.
  Dick Strever's SS and Jaguar Cars.
  HELP! - please see requests (and offers) which I, at my sole discretion,

may choose to append at the bottom of this page. SS and Jaguar Cars Continuation Page 4:
  [The SS One "Alpine" Controversy moved to page 5 on 06 Feb 04.]
  1936 SS One DHC DPA 342

SS and Jaguar Cars Continuation Page 5:
  Original SS Alpine Tourer (moved from page 3 on 06 Feb 04).
  The SS One "Alpine" Controversy. (moved from page 3 on 06 Feb 04).

This SS and Jaguar Cars Continuation Page 6:
  SS One Alpine Tourer AYY 987.
  The SS Magazine - Vol. 1 No. 1.
  1934 Alpine Rallye Plaque.

SS and Jaguar Cars Continuation Page 7:
  SS One Walmsley Special KV 8011.   new (14 Feb 2012)
  SS and Jaguar Boot Coachwork.   new (22 Sep 2013) Jaguar Page:
  XK-120 and Mk. VII and later Jaguar (not SS) cars.


SS1 Alpine Sports Tourer
WS 5777 had just come available in England
  (as of 11 Jan 04) and sold instantly!

SS1 Alpine WS 5777
(cropped from Jan 04 photo by owner's agent - all right reserved)
[Thumbnail image - click on picture for much larger image.]

(Click HERE for more information)


Original SS One Tourer

All material moved to SS Jaguar page 5 and combined with The SS One "Alpine" Controversy on 06 Feb 2004.


Wild '34 SS One Custom Classic Cat had just come available:

34SSOneOff
(photo courtesy of present owner - all rights reserved)


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SS and JAGUAR - Continued

The first page was originally "jaguar.html".



note-rt.gif - These SS Jaguar pages had been overloading with great regulariity, so I created this page to focus on the restoration of the only documented SS One Alpine, 1934 AYY 987.

[My apologies - this page got posted prematurely and contained unchecked working text and duplications which have, hopefully, been eliminated now.
Also, many photos have been lost; most have been restored as of 12 Aug 2013.]
.   rev (12 Aug 2013)


Original SS One Alpine Tourer AYY 987

Daniel Rapley in Connecticut had the SS One tourer AYY 987 used by F. W. and A. L. Morgan in the 1934 International Alpine Trial:

34 SS One Alpine AYY 987
(photo courtesy of D. J. Rapley, by permission - all rights reserved.)

The Alpine AYY 987 changed hands ca. Feb 2004 and is now a prized possession of Brian Beni, serious enthusiast and major collector of SS and Jaguar cars.  He assures me that the spare mounting of his Alpine AYY987 is unique to the Alpine tourer; his Airline, SS1 drophead, and a coachbuilt saloon all have a similar mounting but the Alpine car has a unique shaft that joins both spare wheels through the bulkhead (the hole through the cowl sides can be seen in Daniel Rapley's photos, numbers 308, 309, 326, and 327, below).

On 16 Apr 2004 came a message from Don Ryan (of County Armagh, Ireland), who was "alerted to the continuing existence of this car {that being AYY 987} by a column in Classic & Sportscar (by Michael Ware), whose "father owned the car from mid 1948 until the end of 1953."  "We used it as family transport including towing a caravan to Switzerland in 1952 for the International FICC Camping and Caravanning Rally which was held there."  "It was the first car I drove on the public road."  "I recall many details of it including changing the carburettors to Zenith from RAG in an effort to improve the cold starting.  It worked a bit!"  I also recall its putting a con-rod through the crankcase and the repair by a plate attached by multiple bolts threaded into the block."  "It was repainted during my father's ownership from silver to cream.  The upholstery was blue."

I had written, "More to follow", and Don came though nobly; here are seven (7) photos of AYY 987 towing at least two different caravans (house trailers) - domestic bliss on highway and byway and off the road - Alpine style (and underslung, no less):

SS One Alpine AYY 987 Dan Ryan 1

SS One Alpine AYY 987 Dan Ryan 2

SS One Alpine AYY 987 Dan Ryan 3
[That dual-rear-window VW might pull as much as the SS today!]

SS One Alpine AYY 987 Dan Ryan 4

SS One Alpine AYY 987 Dan Ryan 5

SS One Alpine AYY 987 Dan Ryan 6

SS One Alpine AYY 987 Dan Ryan 7
[preceding 7 photos courtesy of Don Ryan, by permission - all rights reserved
{cropped ever so slightly by SB,III}]

Even better, Don turned up one J. A. (Jackie) Humphries, now of Weekiwatchee, Florida, who was the owner before Don's father!  Jackie bought the car "in 1946 as a deal for an ex-army Austin staff car.  It was apparently owned by an army officer who found the petrol consumption in those days of austerity difficult to cope with and considered that the little Austin would be easier to run.  Jackie Humphries also recalls that the car was laid up during the war and that just before his acquisition it had been back to the works for an overhaul".  Jackie thinks he may have photos of the car and his sister, of Lurgan, County Armagh, may also (let us pray!)THANK YOU, Don!

[To me, it's not at all odd to see a fine old SS towing a caravan; consider that my own
4½-ltr. Jag DH was my everyday car in that same time frame,
bouncing around in old quarries and such.]

I've shown the car as received by Daniel Rapley, in the barn with the AYY 987 front plate propped between the wings (fenders) on the dumb irons, above, and here's the back plate in place:

34 SS One Alpine AYY 987 Rear Plate
(photo courtesy of D. J. Rapley, by permission - all rights reserved.)

In addition, here is a shot of the side of the engine showing that it is a Standard 20 and the repairs to the holed block skirt, as well as a closeup of the Motor Serial Nº. 211153:

34 SS One Alpine AYY 987 Engine Side

34 SS One Alpine AYY 987 Mot S/N (DJR 313)
Image 313 (lower)
(photos courtesy of D. J. Rapley, by permission - all rights reserved.)

Then, there's the I.D. tag:

34 SS One Alpine AYY 987 I.D. Tag
(photo courtesy of D. J. Rapley, by permission - all rights reserved.)

The 16 CV (cheval = horse) refers to brake horsepower; the indicated horsepower is 20.

Let us now turn to some historical documentation; first, a 1935 brochure entitled "SOME RECENT ACHIEVEMENTS", about the Sixth International Alpine Trials, run in Switzerland, Nazi Germany, and Austria:

34 SS One Alpine AYY 987 35 Broch
(photo courtesy of D. J. Rapley, by permission - all rights reserved.)

The two photos, of the works team lined up and of S. H. Light receiving an award are very interesting and all that:

34 SS One Alpine AYY 987 34 Works Team

34 SS One Alpine AYY 987 Light award
(photos courtesy of D. J. Rapley, by permission - all rights reserved.)

However, it is the photo of #52 rounding a hairpin turn, driven by F. W. Morgan to win an Individual Class award, that is of the greatest interest for our puposes here:

34 SS One Alpine AYY 987 #52 in turn
(photo courtesy of D. J. Rapley, by permission - all rights reserved.)

Blowing up the image, almost to pixellation, to show just the car doesn't do much for us:

34 SS One Alpine AYY 987 #52 up close
(photo courtesy of D. J. Rapley, by permission - all rights reserved.)

But, artificially lightening the print, look at what we find just under the front bumper:

34 SS One Alpine AYY 987 #52 front plate
(photo courtesy of D. J. Rapley, by permission - all rights reserved.)

Sure enough; it's AYY 987!

Now, looking at the Jaguar Daimler Heritage Trust's Production Record Trace Certificate number 23354, dated 21 November 2003, we find that the car was an SS 1 20hp right-hand-drive tourer manufactured on 15 June 1934, with chassis number 248117, engine number 211153, and body number 4196.  It had a manual transmission {as if there had been any option!} and was painted Lavender grey and had a blue interior trim colour.  It was sold through Henlys Limited in London and was dispatched on 26 June 1934 for W. Morgan, London W14 (the registration number was not recorded at the time):

34 SS One Alpine AYY 987 certificate
(photo courtesy of D. J. Rapley, by permission - all rights reserved.)
[Thumbnailed image; click on the picture for a larger image.]

Convincing, eh?  Next, three thumbnailed photos of the car as acquired by Mr. Rapley, sitting in his barn prior to partial disassembly:

34 SS One Alpine AYY 987 In Barn 1 34 SS One Alpine AYY 987 In Barn 2 34 SS One Alpine AYY 987 In Barn 3
(photos courtesy of D. J. Rapley, by permission - all rights reserved.)
[Thumbnailed images; click on the pictures for larger images.]

There's that original AYY 987 front plate sitting on the dumb irons between the wings (fenders), again!

Now we turn to Mr. Rapley's photos of the tear down and restoration of woodwork, in no particular order and uncaptioned, just as they appear on his site:

34 SS One Alpine AYY 987 DJR 161 34 SS One Alpine AYY 987 DJR 163
(photos courtesy of D. J. Rapley, by permission - all rights reserved.)
Images 161 - 162

34 SS One Alpine AYY 987 DJR 164 34 SS One Alpine AYY 987 DJR 165
164 - 165

34 SS One Alpine AYY 987 DJR 166 34 SS One Alpine AYY 987 DJR 202
166 - 202

34 SS One Alpine AYY 987 DJR 305 34 SS One Alpine AYY 987 DJR 306
305 - 306

34 SS One Alpine AYY 987 DJR 307 34 SS One Alpine AYY 987 DJR 308
307 - 308

34 SS One Alpine AYY 987 DJR 309 34 SS One Alpine AYY 987 DJR 310
309 - 310

34 SS One Alpine AYY 987 DJR 311 34 SS One Alpine AYY 987 DJR 312
311 - 312

34 SS One Alpine AYY 987 DJR 314 34 SS One Alpine AYY 987 DJR 315
314 - 315

34 SS One Alpine AYY 987 DJR 316 34 SS One Alpine AYY 987 DJR 317
316 - 317

34 SS One Alpine AYY 987 DJR 318 34 SS One Alpine AYY 987 DJR 319
318 - 319

34 SS One Alpine AYY 987 DJR 320 34 SS One Alpine AYY 987 DJR 321
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34 SS One Alpine AYY 987 DJR 322 34 SS One Alpine AYY 987 DJR 323
322 - 323

34 SS One Alpine AYY 987 DJR 324 34 SS One Alpine AYY 987 DJR 325
324 - 325

34 SS One Alpine AYY 987 DJR 326 34 SS One Alpine AYY 987 DJR 327
326 - 327

34 SS One Alpine AYY 987 DJR 328 34 SS One Alpine AYY 987 DJR 329
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34 SS One Alpine AYY 987 DJR 330 34 SS One Alpine AYY 987 DJR 331
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3334 - 335

34 SS One Alpine AYY 987 DJR 336 34 SS One Alpine AYY 987 DJR 337
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34 SS One Alpine AYY 987 DJR 338 34 SS One Alpine AYY 987 DJR 339
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34 SS One Alpine AYY 987 DJR 340 34 SS One Alpine AYY 987 DJR 341
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34 SS One Alpine AYY 987 DJR 342 34 SS One Alpine AYY 987 DJR 343
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34 SS One Alpine AYY 987 DJR 344 34 SS One Alpine AYY 987 DJR 345
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34 SS One Alpine AYY 987 DJR 346 34 SS One Alpine AYY 987 DJR 347
346 - 347

34 SS One Alpine AYY 987 DJR 348 34 SS One Alpine AYY 987 DJR 349
348 - 349

34 SS One Alpine AYY 987 DJR 350 34 SS One Alpine AYY 987 DJR 351

350 - 351
(photos courtesy of D. J. Rapley, by permission - all rights reserved.)

Note that weird (to me) photo 315 (eighth row down, right); it shows what appear to be cast-on (or, possibly, depending on the lighting, stamped) numbers "4-5-4-5" and "4351".  I wonder where they appear and what they signify - the tranny?  Must find out.

Looking at these pictures, I had the disquieting thought that I could disassemble wood-framed coachwork just as well, but rebuilding it?  Now, THAT's a different story entirely!

That's all, folks!  Our thanks to Daniel Rapley.  It will interesting to see how the restoration progresses and the final product (almost guaranteed to become a show-stopper - if Brian Beni's other cars are any indicator).


Better and better; Brian Beni sent along these pages from the original The SS Magazine, Vol. 1, No. 1, apparently undated and unpaginated but obviously post-dating the 1935 Alpine trials and featuring just that.  Here are the colo(u)r front cover with what appears to be C. M. Needham and H. C. Gill in #46, AND 477, the first page of an article by A. G. Douglas Clease of The Autocar, who drove #47, "SS and the Alpine Trial" and the second page of that article.  the first page shows the entrants at Coventry prior to leaving for the trials and the second car from the left appears unnumbered and is probably AYY 987:

SS Mag 1/1 Alpine Front Cover SS Mag 1/1 Alpine Clease 1

SS Mag 1/1 Alpine Clease 2 SS Mag 1/1 Alpine on Display
The SS Magazine Vol. 1 No. 1 - pages courtesy of B. Beni)
{Thumbnailed images - click on the pictures for larger images]

The second page shows Clease on the course in what looks like KYY 370 (or 570?) and the works team of Needham and Gill by #46, Clease and Mrs. Clease (John's folks?) by #47, and S. H. Light by #48.  Lastly there is an in-house article on "How Do You Display SS Cars?  Good Showroom Display DOES Sell Cars".   This latter SEEMS to display lavender AYY 987 at Imperial Autocars Ltd. of Northampton.


Brian Beni acquired this 1934 Alpine Run plaque (09 Oct 2004):

1934 Alpine Rally plaque
photo courtesy of B. Beni - all rights reserved)
{Thumbnailed image - click on the picture for a larger image]
[cropped and artificially lightened by SB,III - 09 Oct 2004]

The top lines read:

XVI INTERNATIONALE SECHSTAGEFAHRT
IN DEN BAYERISCHEN ALPEN

DER DEUTSCHE AUTOMOBILE-CLUB
19   34
(FICN)

[26th International Six-Day Run
in the Bavarian Alps
The German Automobile-Club]

I can't make out the face in the date and "FICN" is the "Federation International {to follow}" - probably NOT "Fake Indian Currency Notes" (a real abbreviation).

The flags include France, Great Britain, Norway, and Italy on the left, Nazi Germany and Poland at upper right, and Switzerland second from right at the bottom; the others are hard to make out.

Brian advises that this plate was presented to all entrants who finished the 1934 rally.


Now, here's a funny one - a cold Jaguar, or so it was titled on joe-ks.com's 2004 archive, from whence I got it:

ColdJag
(photo from 2004 joe-ks archives - all rights reserved)

Funny, right?  Except for two details, the first of which got me all hung up.  What kind of Jag (or SS) has a streamlined bonnet AND free-standing, rounded headlights, eh?  But, if that's not bad enough, that's NOT a Jaguar!  It's a Ford/Lincoln Greyhound!  Ah, perception and illusion!



NOTE:  You may also wish to visit the SS and Jaguar Cars, Continuation Page 1, Continuation Page 2, Continuation Page 3, Continuation Page 4, Continuation Page 5, and Continuation Page 7 pages, as well.


Cyclops fans; see Cyclops on my Automotive page!


This Jag ya just gotta see!  Shades of the catamount I saw in upstate New York
(see my Adirondack page).

Obligatory courtesy link to the
Classic Jaguar Association
(22 Nov 01 - sorry I'd omitted this).


Stay tuned!


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