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1934 SSI Feature

Feature on an SS1 in Sweden


The page could be wider so that I can get all that bonnet in!

Here's a  good original SS1 in Sweden. Club member Lasse  Dixelius bought this car some time ago with a Triumph Dolomite engine fitted. Fortunately the original 16Hp 6 cylinder engine was supplied with the car and Lasse is presently in the process of rebuilding it. 

The Club's Spares Scheme has been successful in supplying many of the parts required to recondition the Standard side valve engine.


The SS1 uses the 16Hp Standard chassis, engine and mechanicals from 1934, clothed in a William Lyons body by the SS company. This is the Coupe bodywork but there is also an open 4 seater Tourer. Some say that SS stood for Standard Swallow but there are other theories, Lyons would not confirm it. What is not in doubt is that the company renamed itself as Jaguar after the war when they started producing cars without Standard input. The rest is automotive history, as they say.


Thank you Lasse for your interest in sending in the photos, please send us more when it is back on the road.



Phil Homer 

Here is another view of the SS1