S. Berliner, III's sbiii.com SS and JAGUAR Cars Continuation Page 7 keywords = Jaguar SS history car auto Standard Swallow Sidecar Coventry XK XJ Supermarine S6b saloon drophead Earl's Court one off Walmsley Special

Updated:  23 Sep 2013, 11:00  ET
[Page created 14 Feb 2012;

    original AT&T Worldnet Website begun 30 May 1996.]
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note - The vast bulk of my massive Web presence (over 485 pages) had been hosted by AT&T's WorldNet service since 30 May 1996; they dropped WorldNet effective 31 Mar 2010 and I have been scrambling to transfer everything.  Everything's saved but all the links have to be changed, mostly by hand.  See my sbiii.com Transfer Page for any updates on this tedious process.


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Continuation Page 7

Consultant in Ultrasonic Processing
"changing materials with high-intensity sound"
Technical and Historical Writer, Oral Historian
Popularizer of Science and Technology
Rail, Auto, Air, Ordnance, and Model Enthusiast
Light-weight Linguist, Lay Minister, and Putative Philosopher


SS1 2-Seater one-off Walmsley Special
has just come to New York
  (as of Feb 2012 or so)!

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)


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, and Continuation Page 2 pages, etc, 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
    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).

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

This SS and Jaguar Cars Continuation Page 7:
  SS One Walmsley Special KV 8011.   new (14 Feb 2012)
  A SECOND SS One Walmsley Special!   new (19 Aug 2013)
  SS and Jaguar Boot Coachwork.   new (22 Sep 2013)

Jaguar Page:
  XK-120 and Mk. VII and later Jaguar (not SS) cars.


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 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 have been overloading with great regulariity, lately, so I have created this page to focus on the restoration of the only 1934 SS One 2-Seater one-off Walmsley Special, KV 8011.


1934 SS One 2-Seater one-off Walmsley Special, KV 8011.

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 B. Beni, by permission - all rights reserved.)

Brian Beni, serious enthusiast and major collector of SS and Jaguar cars, was understandably pleased to announce his acquisition of 1934 SS One 2-Seater one-off Walmsley Special, KV 8011!   new (14 Feb 2012)

Brian sent along this period photo of the car:

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

and the following comments [minimally edited]:

This first 2-seater SS ever made, commission #247564, was built by and for the co-owner of the company, Mr. William Walmsley.

This exceptional design prototype foreshadows the designs of the 1935 SS90, the 1935 SS One DHC and also the OHV rear body designs that sold thouisands of cars from the '36 2.5 litre saloon until the end of the Mk 5.

Thankfully, it still retains its entire original ash frame and ALLOY body.

MOVE OVER SS historians!  Here is the first SS sports car!  NOT the SS90 prototype,  Time to rewrite the books!  This car was built approximately 1,000 commision #s before the SS90!

- - - * - - -

That great front view of Comm. #247564, in Olive green/Olive green, was taken circa 1934 outside Swallowdene, William Walmsley's home. Brian writes "note factory Chrome wire wheels, louvered bonnet, internal hinge convertible top that closes into a covered cubby, stone guard headlamps and spot lamp, and a very rare first model CR1 Ekco car radio installed, {plus the} very unique rear body design".

Well, now, we'll just have to wait to see that rear coachwork and the radio; Brian wants to wait until the Pebble Beach show () "to unveil the rear end and other amazing details".

This was the first 2 seater that SS cars ever built, Walmsleys own one-off alloy-bodied 2-seater prototype.


A SECOND SS One Walmsley Special!

AHA!  All this notwithstanding, there's ANOTHER short-wheelbase Walmsley Special and it's also here in the states!  Bob Lovell wrote to me on 08 Aug 2013 that he has it,   new (08 Aug 2013)

[What follows is transcribed nearly verbatim from Bob Locvell's notes:]

Brian Beni helped him several years ago in finding the previous owner of his car.  The car appears to be one of TWO such cars that William Walmsley commissioned.  Brian has one and it appears Bob Lovell has the other short wheelbase example.

The car resided in Connecticut for decades.  It had been purchased in New York in the late 50's/early 60's.  The car's flathead was worn beyond repair and a flathead Dodge was inserted, along with the transmission.  The owner ran the car for over a decade and then sold it.

The next owner, seeing an opportunity due to transmission choice, upgraded the Dodge flathead with an LA-series V8 by Chrysler/Dodge/Desoto.  The engine was offered with the car when Bob inquired about purchasing.  He declined the V8 as it wasn't original and was overpriced.  Hemi's are pricey but this was excessive for a small 270 cubic inch variety.

One of the interesting features is a shortened wheelbase, that appears to have originated at SS.  The pictures from the previous owner, when scaled, show the same wheelbase as Bob's example; it's what clued Brian in when Bob sent him pictures.

Andrew Whyte and Lord Montagu both mentioned a shortened wheelbase example.  It was commissioned by William Walmsley around the same time as Brian's car, another factory customized vehicle.

Currently the car is being restored and while Bob has two early OHV engines, a 2.5 and 3.5, he's still looking for a flathead.

Pix and more detail to follow!


SS and Jaguar Boot Coachwork - on SS Jaguar pp. 0 and 1, in differentiating between immediate pre-war SS Jaguar cars and post-war Jaguar cars, in addition to the thickness of the belt line spear, I refer to a horizontal strip of bodymetal between the boot (trunk) and the spare tyre (tire) compartment.  My 1948 3½-litre drophead could be distinguished from pre-war coachwork by a thin spear and the boot and tyre compartment lids being contiguous.  Well and good but I then went on to state that pre-war bodies had a strip, perhaps 3" to 4" high, between the lids.  No one has ever challenged this bit of wisdom until I, myself, realized that NONE of my photos of prewar cars showed ANY SUCH STRIP!  Now what?  I remember the strip quite distinctly, so I asked Brian Beni, who wrote that the change actually occurred sometime shortly BEFORE the war, thus refining, but not resolving, my dilemma.  I don't give up readily and finally resorted to looking on the Net for any and all rear views of prewar SS Jags and post-war "Mark IV" Jags; that's a LOT of pix!  Here, then, without attribution, are details extracted from a few of the many, many pictures I found:   new (22 Sep 2013) and rev (23 Sep 2013)

SSJagBootWork
SS and Jaguar Boot Coachwork
(22 Sep 2013 montage by S. Berliner, III)

So, my memory wasn't off after all.  These representative (I hope) pictures seem to show a sequence.  Early SS Jaguars had no external spare tyre compartment lid, late model SS Jaguars had such a lid AND the separator strip between it and the boot lid, and post-war Jaguar cars had no strip and contiguous lids - TA, RA!  Now, "all" we need to do is find out just exactly when the changeover took place.   rev (23 Sep 2013)

Note that the peripatetic gas filler cap and auxiliary tank selector knob seem to have been unsure of quite where to settle until after the war.

[Next question - how did one access the spare tyre on early SS Jags?]



NOTE:  You may also wish to visit the preceding SS and Jaguar Cars, Continuation Page 1, Continuation Page 2, Continuation Page 3, Continuation Page 4, Continuation Page 5, and Continuation Page 6 pages, as well.


Obligatory courtesy link to the
Classic Jaguar Association

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

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