Jaguar had big plans back in 1957 to build 25 of the sexy and extremely valuable XKSS sports cars. Only 16 of those cars were built before a fire destroyed the remaining nine units. Jaguar has announced that it plans to build and sell those remaining nine units as continuation cars crafted exactly to the standards of the original rides.
Each of the new XKSS cars will be hand-built at the Jaguar Experimental Shop in Warwick. Tim Hannig, Director, Jaguar Land Rover Classic, said: “The XKSS occupies a unique place in Jaguar’s history and is a car coveted by collectors the world over for its exclusivity and unmistakable design.” Jag promises that each of the nine new XKSS cars will be completely authentic and built to the highest quality.
The cars will be offered to a select group of established collectors and customers. Every aspect of the construction of the cars will be certified by Jaguar and they will sell for around $1.5 million each. The original XKSS cars started life as one of 25 left over D-type racecars. They were converted to road cars by adding a passenger side door, extending the windscreen, and removing the fin behind the driver seat. Delivery is expected to start in early 2017.