[collectibles] SS Sunray Doors to return to Jaguar

We have just learnt from the JDHT that the original wooden doors from the SS
Cars Foleshill factory on Swallow Road bearing the famous sun ray design that
was a feature on SS upholstery are to finally return to Jaguar ownership and
be hung in the JDHT Museum.

They are being acquired from Dunlop, their current owners who use the
original premises as office accommodation.

You can see the original doors in situ here from the 1930a:

http://www.jag-lovers.org/include/iv.php3?in=/brochures/ss/ckv250_1_l.jpg

And here’s the upholstery design on an S.S.I:

http://www.jag-lovers.org/include/iv.php3?in=/images/sunray.jpg

More news when available.

Does anyone know what happened to the very large SS sign that was mounted
some way above the door?

Tony–
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Thanks Tony, that’s very interesting…those doors must be priceless!

While on the subject of SS cars, I recently took my '66 RHD OTS E-Type to a
shop over here in Texas for final interior and hood installation for the
upcoming “Challange Championship” in Franklin, TN (www.jcna.com). This
concours is suppose to be the largest gathering of C and D Types ever (25
or so). In this shop is a 1.5 liter SS coupe that is nearing complete
restoration. The shop owner showed me a lower front suspension arm that
clearly had a small swastika (abeit reversed) in the casting. And on the
inside of a carburetor fuel bowl cap, there appears to be a tiny Star of
David cast into the part. A very interesting (and unfortunate) time in
Jaguar history.

Patrick McLoad
Houston==================

At 08:59 AM 7/5/01 +0100, you wrote:

We have just learnt from the JDHT that the original wooden doors from the SS
Cars Foleshill factory on Swallow Road bearing the famous sun ray design that
was a feature on SS upholstery are to finally return to Jaguar ownership and
be hung in the JDHT Museum.

They are being acquired from Dunlop, their current owners who use the
original premises as office accommodation.

You can see the original doors in situ here from the 1930a:

http://www.jag-lovers.org/include/iv.php3?in=/brochures/ss/ckv250_1_l.jpg

And here’s the upholstery design on an S.S.I:

http://www.jag-lovers.org/include/iv.php3?in=/images/sunray.jpg

More news when available.

Does anyone know what happened to the very large SS sign that was mounted
some way above the door?

Tony


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Tony

i think Brian Beni has it>

Does anyone know what happened to the very large SS sign that was mounted
some way above the door?

Tony