The SS100, manufactured in 1935, was the only sports car Jaguar made before WWII. It is considered to be Jaguar's best car of the pre-war period. The engine is a straight 6-cylinder SV unit by Standard, similar to the SS1. It features a new OHV head made in cooperation with the top British engine specialist of the time, Harry Weslake. The maximum output recorded l04ps from 2,663cc of displacement. The design of this vehicle was highly regarded when it debuted, with critics raving about its beautiful classical styling. The SS100 followed in the footsteps of its Jaguar predecessors with its beauty and high functionality; and was reasonably priced compared to other sports cars of the period. As such, it was extremely well accepted among sports car enthusiasts of that era. This entry was a factory-team touring car with a specially tuned engine called bronze head. It is known for its long-time residency in Japan. This particular car has been used as the basis for Japanese plastic model car, and Italian miniature toy cars.