The SS Cars

From 1931 to 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 produced from 1931, the SS1, using the Standard Sixteen chassis with 6-cylinder side valve engine and the SS2, a much smaller car based on the 4-cylinder Standard Nippy Nine. 

Both cars were well received and with changes to the Standard chassis, new models were introduced from 1932. The SS1 was increased in length, with contemporary swept back wings and a more powerful 6-cylinder engine. The SS2 was also changed with similar styling treatment and a new 1.3 litre 4-cylinder engine. 

Up to this time only one model of each type had been produced, now known as the Coupe. The range however increased during the early 1930s to include:-

                SS1 Four light saloon                                 SS2 Four light saloon

                SS1 Tourer                                                        SS2 Tourer

                SS1 Airline       

                SS1 Drophead coupe 

In 1934 the success of the SS models lead to the formation of a new (additional) company called SS Cars Ltd to produce them and to develop the brand further.

Model Summary

Model Type:

The Pushrod Cars

Production Dates:

1931 - 1934

Chassis Numbers

ModelDriver SideChassis No. CommencedNumber made
SS1 CoupeRHD135005 - 135504 247001500
SS1 TourerRHD135988
SS2 CoupeRHD126268 200001

The SS Cars Events

Trackday 2

Ever thought of trying your car on the track or just want to experience the thrill in the hands of a professional tutor?Well now you can!...

Ever thought of trying your car on the track or just want to experience the thrill in the hands of a professional tutor?Well now you can!...

Jaguar Xkss In Front Of The Jaguar Classic Stand Chris Gage

The 2017 Jaguar Enthusiasts' Club Annual General Meeting at Jaguar Cars Limited, Castle Bromwich facility, Castle Vale, Birmingham, West Midlands.

The 2017 Jaguar Enthusiasts' Club Annual General Meeting at Jaguar Cars Limited, Castle Bromwich facility, Castle Vale, Birmingham, West Midlands.

The SS Cars News

1948 Jaguar Mk Iv 1

Jaguar sold 67 years ago is bought back by the family at recent Brooklands Classic Car Auction.

Jaguar sold 67 years ago is bought back by the family at recent Brooklands Classic Car Auction.

Ss1 Tourer
Ss1 Airline

Model Contacts

Paul Skilleter

Pushrod Forum Co-ordinator

Tel: +44 01425 612669@: pushrod.jec@gmail.com