1936 SS100 Jaguar


Issued 1977


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First issued in 1977,  the first issue threw up some interesting variations. There were 3 casting changes made very early on - the sidelights on the fenders were considered to small so these were enlarged, on the base front the rivet hole had a small raised ring cast around the hole and the small wedge shaped brace was widened - enough to say the first issue had none of these and the colour can range from a rich cream to an almost milky white.

The next issue was the metallic blue version and again this ranged in shades from a steel grey to a mid blue shade. The steel grey colour is a very rare one to find and commands a premium price. During the course of this issue 5 small ribs were added to the underneath of the running boards. These were added to stop the model sticking to the conveyor belt when freshly painted.

Next up was the controversial green issue. It was intended to release this issue in a colour known as 'TALBOT YELLOW' but for some reason it was changed to green and the 1500 or so models already sprayed yellow were put back into storage. By whatever means some of these yellow ones found their way onto the collector market and all these versions have the 'MADE IN ENGLAND' bases and any that were left were immediately over sprayed in green to stop anymore pilfering. The yellow base coat can be seen quite easily through the top coat of green so this became another variant in its own right.

The next issue was , surprise. yellow but this time it was in 'SUNRISE YELLOW' a completely different shade to the previous one. By now all these bases had 'MADE IN MACAU' on them so it is very easy to distinguish between the two yellow versions.

The last run was in red and again this ranges from dark to bright red and is probably the best looking version of the lot.

There was a special pewter version on a wooden plinth issued but not very popular with collectors at the time but this one threw up a couple of variants with 2 different wheel thicknesses of 17 and 18 mm


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Milky white

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Metallic Blue

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Steel Grey

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Talbot Yellow

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Yellow over sprayed in green

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Sunrise yellow

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1st Type Base 2nd Type Base No ribs
Ribs Pewter Wheels Over sprayed base


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'Hw' Type (not seen in 'Hg')

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N1 N2  



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 The first 3 pre- pro models are probably the best know and fairly rare. Somehow the red and black model looks stunning. All of these sport the previous mentioned casting changes as applied to issue 1.

The last 4 are from previous Vectis auction sales so I have no9 idea if a 1st or 2nd casting on the chassis.



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(All prices are in GBP and for Mint & Boxed model)


Small sidelights

Common model

Steel grey

Talbot yellow model

Over sprayed green model


(Note: minor price variations on smaller variations within the model range)