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1934 SS II Feature
Auction Feature on an SS II Tourer
1934 SSII Tourer in the crowded Auction Room
This SS II Tourer is the first to be featured on this website
The SS II was a product of Swallow Sidecars who had been producing cars in Blackpool from 1922. The cars were initially built on a selection of chassis bought in from Austin, Morris, Swift, Fiat, Wolsley and of course, Standard.
The original Series I SS II of 1931 used the Standard Little Nine chassis
This Series II SS II comprises a lightly modified 1934 Standard 10Hp chassis, clothed in new Tourer bodywork -
The only differences that I can spot on the chassis, compared to the version used in the Standard Saloon, are a couple of additions:
apart from that that, the mechanical components are all pure Standard.
The attractive two door Tourer bodywork is finished in light grey with black fabric hood. The interior is finished in red leather and the car has a rear mounted Spare. This car is described as having had a replacement 12Hp Standard Engine in 1961.
Offered in Auction by H&H Classics at Buxton on 26th November, Lot 17 was presented in what appeared to be almost perfect condition, and with a new MoT. It reached a high offer of £17,500 (plus commission and VAT) As that was slightly below the reserve, the seller was contacted, but the car appears to have been sold after the auction. The final inclusive price shown on the H&H website is £22,000.
A good price for an exceptionally rare and desirable car, how many others have YOU seen? There is no doubt in my mind that such a car will appreciate in the future
Photos and article by Phil Homer
Additional Photos courtesy of H&H Classic Auctions