Jaguar’s heritage stretches back to 1922, and the birth of the Swallow Sidecar Company. Amazingly, it took less than a decade for this rapidly expanding firm to grow from humble beginnings to launch a breakthrough car. Having wowed the crowds at its debut at the Mayfair Hotel in London in 1931, the SS1 established itself as a vehicle to rival the best that Alvis and Bentley could offer. With its sweeping wingline and high-class cabin, it was a fine effort. The stunning example below is the Airline model. Its covered spare wheels and streamlined form reflected the art deco style of the day, and it was produced from 1934 to 1936, during which time only 624 were made.