Jaguar XKSS Continuation
The Jaguar XKSS is a rare machine built in 1957, but a few fortunate people will get to own a newly built 1957 machine. The continuation XKSS will be built by Jaguar to the same specifications as the original 1957 cars. It is as if one is able to travel back in time and buy a 50’s car and then bring it back to modern times with no wear and tear.
The British luxury and performance car maker has announced the date of the XKSS Continuation’s world debut. The debut in Los Angeles, California will coincide with the LA Auto Show in November.
Tim Hannig, Director of Jaguar Land Rover Classic, said: “The continuation XKSS reaffirms our commitment to nurture the passion and enthusiasm for Jaguar’s illustrious past by offering exceptional cars, services, parts and experiences”
Many people consider the XKSS to be the first supercar. The Jag was originally a road-going version of the Le Mans winning D-type. Nine examples of the continuation that will be produced where originally earmarked for export to the US. Before they could be shipped, the cars where lost to the Browns Lane fire in 1957. The nine “lost” cars are now being built and will be sold to a select group of collectors and customers.