A 1935 S.S. Ltd. SS1 takes top honors at 7th Annual Philadelphia Concours d’Elegance

A 1935 S.S. Ltd. SS1 takes top honors at 7th Annual Philadelphia Concours d’Elegance

Philadelphia, PA – A 1935 S.S. Ltd. SS1, owned by Eduardo Zavala, of St. Petersburg, Florida, was judged “Best in Show” at the 7th Annual Philadelphia Concours d’Elegance, in partnership with the Delaware Valley Jaguar Club, on June 23, 2024.

The famed Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum in Philadelphia hosted the “Jaguar Jamboree,” which benefited Cool Cars for Kids and Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.


“Best of Show” winner 1935 S.S. Ltd. SS1, owned by Eduardo Zavala, of St. Petersburg, Florida

Philadelphia Concours d’Elegance

Before Jaguar was Jaguar, it was S.S. Cars Ltd. Prior to resuming automobile production following World War II, the company name was changed to Jaguar Cars Ltd. early in 1945. The SS1 model was the first car designed by company founder Sir William Lyons and was built for its looks rather than performance. Originally owned by Argentinian tango performer Ada Falcon, it spent the first 80 years in Buenos Aires.

A full list of award winners, including those of the Hagerty Youth Judging, the Car Corral and the Jaguar Field of Honour, may be found at https://www.philadelphiaconcours.com/2024-winners.

A panel discussion covering the history of Jaguar was held on the stage during the Concours, which included historian Harry Hurst as the M.C., and former Jaguar of North America president Mike Dale, Jaguar collector/restorer Dean Cusano, and Group 44 Jaguar racing driver Chip Robinson. On video were Tony Dowe, former managing director of Tom Walkinshaw Racing, Group 44’s Bob Tullius, and author Neil Smith.

Next year’s 8th Annual Philadelphia Concours d’Elegance is scheduled for June 21-22, 2025.

About Cool Cars for Kids: Cool Cars for Kids, Inc. is a nonprofit organization based in Philadelphia, Pa. that brings together families of children with genetic conditions and classic car enthusiasts who share a common passion and appreciation for the one-of-a-kind. Funds raised from this unique partnership will directly forward its mission by supporting local and national charities – including The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia – to deliver care and support to children and families who struggle with the medical complexities associated with rare diagnoses. www.coolcarsforkids.org.

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