"I am coming to the end of the
road in trying to trace the history of my own SS
car. I have been researching its history for the past ten
car was first registered with the authority in Midlothian on November
23, 1938. Here's how it would have looked in
was distributed by the SS/Jaguar dealer Rossleigh who unfortunately kept no
records. The original registration papers were lost when sent from the DVLA
to the Edinburgh archives and never arrived."
Bean - 1946
1946 the car was acquired by Noel Bean of Edinburgh, sadly no longer with
us. Noel was Scottish hill climb champion who used the car extensively for
both business and competition.
sold the car
to Ian Stewart the famous Jaguar driver of Ecurie Ecosse fame who
continued SY’s climbing career.
I corresponded with Noel
Bean in his 99th year and he thought he recalled
buying from a trawler man.
that there were a number of trawler owning families in the area and
it is possible that a member of one of these families
acquired the car in 1938.
the original owner?
quest is to trace the owner who passed the car on
to Noel Bean in 1946, and to discover if he was the
original owner of the car.
Does anyone, I wonder, remember
a father, grandfather, relative or friend owning an ivory
or white SS 100 sports car, registration number SY 6684?
do I’d love to hear from you, to help
me fill in the final blanks in the car’s past.
Except for the early gap, I have managed to put together the complete
history of this very Scottish motorcar.
or information will be very gratefully received."
Learmonth, West Sussex, England: April 24+25, 2009