13th Mar, 2024 13:00

Imperial War Museum | Duxford, Cambridgeshire

Lot 48

2008 Suffolk SS100


(including buyers premium)

Lot details

Registration No: 925 VPL
Chassis No: 109171d/N
MOT: Exempt

  • Presented in the appealing combination of Old English White with contrasting Red leather interior
  • Recently subject to an uprated 5-speed Supra gearbox at a cost of c.£5,000
  • Purchased by the previous owner in 2019 for the sum of £77,000

Widely regarded as one of the most beautiful sports cars ever made, the Jaguar SS100 has been an object of desire for more than eighty years. Due to its rarity and value the model has inspired numerous imitations. Though, few - if any - have been as aesthetically accurate as the cars built by Terry Rowing of TRAC Engineering. By the late 1980s Rowing had established an enviable reputation for restoring genuine SS100s and learnt how to remanufacture components such as the solid brass chromed radiator surround, alloy louvered bonnet and folding windscreen etc. Deciding to create a Jaguar XJ6-based SS100 Evocation that combined the style and feel of the original with more modern road manners, he approached current Red Bull F1 designer Adrian Newey (a customer at the time) for permission to take precise GRP body moulds from the latter's superb 1938 car. Unveiled in late 1990 the resultant TRAC prototype was well received by the motoring press. The production version was predominantly supplied in 'home-build' form at the rate of four a year until 1996 when the manufacturing rights were purchased by Roger Williams of Suffolk Sportscars. Reborn and refined as the Suffolk SS100, the design remained in production until Suffolk’s demise in 2020 following a dispute with Jaguar Land Rover.

Presented in the attractive combination of Old English White with contrasting Red leather interior, the build of this particular Suffolk SS100 commenced in November 2006 and finished with its first MOT as a Suffolk on 24th April 2008. ‘925 VPL’ passed through 3 owners after completion before being acquired by the current owner through Suffolk Sports Cars in November 2019 for the sum of £77,000.

Purchased as a weekend car to be used and enjoyed in retirement, the car was subject to an uprated 5-speed Supra gearbox in April 2022 with Suffolk Classic Services at a cost of c.£5,000, but has seen little use since due to the owner’s deteriorating health. As such, ‘925 VPL' is offered for sale to find a new owner who can use and enjoy it.

‘925 VPL’ comes accompanied with a history folder containing a number of printed photographs of the car, a Suffolk Sports Cars brochure, owner’s handbook, a small collection of previous invoices and the V5C which displays 5 former keepers. With the V5C listing the car as first registered on 18th October 1961, the car has yet to be IVA tested and this may be required upon a change of ownership.

For more information, please contact:
Andreas Hicks

07929 363573


All successful bids must be paid in full by midday the day after the auction at the latest.

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Auction: Imperial War Museum | Duxford, Cambridgeshire, 13th Mar, 2024

An auction of classic, collector and performance motorcars to be held at the iconic and visually stunning Imperial War Museum, Duxford. Venue Details 

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