SS & Jaguar Cars, 1Â½ Litre, 2Â½ Litre, 3Â½Litre, SS100 & Mark V, 1936-1951.
Following on from this book S.S.I and S.S.II Cars, Allan Crouch details the models that succeeded them: the 1Â½ and 2Â½ Litre of 1936-37, the SS100 sports car, the1Â½, 2Â½ and 3Â½ Litre of 1938-48, and the Mark V of 1948-51. Apart from the 1Â½ Litres, what was common to these cars was the six-cylinder engine, based on a Standard sidevalve unit for which Harry Weslake designed an overhead-valve cylinder head giving very respectable power outputs. Combined with flowing body styling inspired by William Lyons himself, the result was some strikingly attractive and desirable cars, at extraordinarily keen prices. Here the development and evolution of the range are described, complete with competition history, production figures and specifications, all accompanied by 250 colour photographs and 80 black-and-white images from the archives.
English, hardcover, 200 pages, 2013, Allan Crouch.