Jaguar to Rebuild World’s First Supercar
Jaguar has plans to build the XKSS as an ultra-exclusive continuation model. According to Jaguar nine new XKSS’s will be hand built by Jaguar Classic to the exact specification as the 1957 model.
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. Jaguar Classic’s highly skilled team of engineers and technicians will draw on decades of knowledge to ensure each of the nine cars is completely authentic and crafted to the highest quality. Our continuation XKSS reaffirms our commitment to nurture the passion and enthusiasm for Jaguar’s illustrious past by offering exceptional cars, services, parts and experiences.”
The original cars were marked for export to the USA, however, just 16 were completed before disaster struck. Now 59 years later, Jaguar is going to build the nine ‘lost’ XKSS sports cars for a select group of established collectors and customers.
The first deliveries of the Jaguar XKSS will commence in early 2017.