At this week’s LA motor show, Jaguar unveiled this rather lovely XKSS continuation.
You’ll know if you read our story that Jag set out to build 25 XKSSs in the mid-1960s, to use-up surplus bits of D-Type, after it canned its factory racing programme. But nine cars destined for the US were lost to a fire at the factory, so just 16 were ever sold.
Well, 50 years later Jag’s going to build those nine ‘lost’ XKSSs to complete the run, and the car you see here is effectively the blueprint. Jaguar Classic – the same team that gave us the Lightweight E-Type continuation in 2014 – is behind the project, and they’ve put a load of work in to make sure the nine XKSS recreations are period correct.
Go back and read our original story for more information, but before you do, flick through the gallery up top (there’s a video right at the end) for a closer look at what is quite possibly one of the best-looking cars of all-time.