Lot 42 (The Pavilion Gardens, 19th July 2018)
Sold for £25,312
(including buyers premium)
Registration No: 894 TBH
Chassis No: 98640
Mot Expiry: July 2019
- The TRAC SS100 was produced by Terry Rowing Auto Components during the early 1990s
- Modelled on Adrian Newey's original Jaguar SS100 only c.20 were made
- Current ownership since 2001 and continuous MOT history from then until July 2019
Among the first of William Lyons' creations to utilise the Jaguar name, the SS Jaguar 100 entered pre-production in October 1935. Dynamically honed by chief engineer William Heynes and marketed as being `primarily intended for competition work and sufficiently tractable as a fast tourer without modification', the first Jaguar sports car enjoyed a successful racing / rallying career and is now extremely sought after by collectors. It is perhaps no surprise that such an iconic design would be imitated using more modern mechanicals and examples produced by Trac are amongst the best available.
This striking SS100 evocation has a 4.2 litre Jaguar XK power unit with an overdive gearbox. The attention to detail is most pleasing with 'SS' marked dials, steering wheel, windscreen and radiator shell. The black GRP bodywork presents very well and contrasts nicely with the red leather interior and spoked wheels.