The Pushrod Cars

From 1931 to 1950

The formative years of car production with the launch of a new brand (SS) and the establishment of the Jaguar name.

Production years: 1931 - 1934

With an agreement to purchase rolling chassis from the Standard Motor Company, Swallow established a new brand of motor car called SS (Swallow Sports). With Swallow’s own styling, body building and assembly, initially two models were prod...

Production years: 1935 - 1950

In September 1935 SS launched their most advanced and significant new car, the first to carry the name Jaguar, though then not as the brand but as a model name - the SS Jaguar 2 1/2 litre saloon.Standard manufactured a new chassis to SS design...

Production years: 1948 - 1950

Postwar, with Jaguar working on an entirely new luxury saloon, in the interim they needed a new model to maintain sales and capture new markets. This car was the Mark V, available as both a four-door saloon and a two-door drop head coupe. Usin...