JAGUAR XKSS MAKES WORLD DEBUT
Published Date: 20th Nov 2016
The first genuine Jaguar XKSS to be built in over half a century has received its world debut in Los Angeles. Painted in Sherwood green, this exciting development prototype is one of only nine cars that will be delivered to customers in 2017.
New Jaguar Classic unveiled ‘new original’ XKSS to global media at the Petersen Museum in Los Angeles
The One-off XKSS has been authentically developed to exact 1957 specification by Jaguar Classic’s expert craftsmen
Nine Cars will be hand-made in the UK with deliveries starting in 2017
Video captures XKSS driven in Los Angeles by Jaguar Classic Engineering Manager Kev Riches for the first time
Thought by many to be the world’s first supercar, the Jaguar XKSS was first created by Jaguar as a road-worthy example of the Le Mans-winning D-type, which was manufacturered in 1954, 1955 and1956. 1957 saw nine cars due for export to the US were destroyed in a fire at Jaguar’s Browns factory in the British Midlands. This meant just 16 Jaguar XKSS were built.
2016 saw Jaguar announce that its Classic Car division would build the nine ‘lost’ XKSS sports cars for a select group of prestige collectors and clients. The new one-off XKSS presented in Los Angeles is the summation of 18 months of research and will be used as a blueprint from which the nine continuation cars are built.
The nine cars will be completely new, with period chassis numbers from the XKSS chassis log. All cars are now sold at a price in excess of £1million each.