My Jaguar SS100

Classic Cars (UK) - - Letters -

It was with plea­sure that I read the ar­ti­cle on my Leonida Jaguar SS100 (Royal Blue, Oc­to­ber 2018), which is now for sale with vin­tage & Pres­tige. The rea­son the gear­box is so good is it has dou­ble-he­li­cal-cut gears, iden­ti­cal to the type fit­ted in a 1938 SS100, be­cause many parts from the orig­i­nal box were used by me when I re­con­di­tioned it.

I have never ex­pe­ri­enced brake fade men­tioned, but most of the brake parts are rel­a­tively new and, as they bed in, fur­ther ad­just­ment is prob­a­bly nec­es­sary.

You mention an SS100 chas­sis in the US with a MKV en­gine. This was some­one pass­ing off an SS100 copy us­ing the chas­sis num­ber of my car. Ap­par­ently, this was com­mon as the cars’ value increased. SS100S have the chas­sis num­ber stamped into the off­side chan­nel rail and to­gether with the en­gine num­ber and unique body­work, was how the car was iden­ti­fied.

Nick Wil­liams

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