1939 Jaguar SS 100 DHC

Coach built by Newsome-Avon


S.H.Newsome & Co. Ltd. 1933

 
Some time in 1938 S.H. "Sammy" Newsome a successful SS Jaguar Distributor
who had been Very Successfully campaigning an SS 100 in Rallies & Hill climbs
ask William Lyons to build a deluxe version of the popular SS 100 sports car.
Lyons reportedly told Newsome he already had too many different models to build.
Newsome contracted with the factory for 50 bare SS 100 chassis to build his idea
for a deluxe SS 100 DHC with roll up windows & a wider body.
Early in 1939 he has Avon Coach builders of Coventry build 2 prototypes. 
The first prototype "EHP 7" chassis 39109 is the car pictured in all the advertising
with a folding windshield & was shown at the 1939 Earls Court Auto Show. 
Prototype # 2 "EVC 587" chassis 39115 has a fixed windshield. 
WW 2 canceled any Further production
 
 

June 15,1939
Advertising flyers

June 15,1939
Advertising specs

May 16,1939

May 16,1939

 

May 26,1939

May 1,1948

1956 or 1957

Prototype # 2 "EVC 587" is offered for sell
color is gunmetal gray, purchased by A.Woolaston of Cheshire



1962

1962
Ruth Brown buys EVC 587 from Woollaston in 1968
car is shipped to USA on cargo ship Coventry City

1968


1968

1968

1968

1968

1968

Ruth Brown contacts S.H.Newsome to verify identity of car

 
1973 Ruth Brown sells car to James J. Stickley



1973

1975

1975

Hemmings 1985

Stickley repaints car old English white & reupholsters in red leather,
Also removes top body trim & trafficators
Stickley sells car to Jack Hilton in 1985


1985

1985

1985

1988

late 1985 or early 1986 Hilton visits Dave Barber
& buys the body remains from chassis 39109
a couple of years later he decides "EVC 587" needs restoration
& he dismantles the car for restoration around 1988


1994
in 1994 Jack Hilton trades bare chassis  39115  for an SS 90 to Dave Barber
who builds another plain Jane SS 100 roadster on the chassis
1995 Hilton sells the remains of both cars to Dick Strever
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