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  • Steve McQueen's Jaguar XKSS, Petersen Museum

    After a lifelong obsession with the Steve McQueen Jaguar XKSS, Dan Mooney went out and built his own.

  • Jay Leno with the 'new' 1957 Jaguar XKSS
    Jay Leno inspects the 'new' 1957 Jaguar XKSS

    Jaguar plans to build nine new 1957 XKSS sports cars using the VINs of originals destroyed by a fire at the automaker’s Browns Lane plant before completion. The new cars, known in the business as continuation models, are considered original, though of course they don’t have the patina...

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    1957 Jaguar XKSS continuation model unveiled in LA

    Jaguar is building new XKSS sports cars. However, we’re not talking about a spiritual successor to 1950s-era classic. Rather, the new XKSS sports cars are continuation models built to the exact specifications of the original. Jaguar confirmed it was building the cars, nine in total, back in...

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    Sold out: nine new 1957 Jaguar XKSS sports cars go for $1.5 million each

    Nine buyers have ponied up $1.5 million each for the right to buy a new 1957 Jaguar XKSS sports car. How is this possible? Let's take a trip down history lane--or Browns Lane, as it turns out. In the mid-1950s, Jaguar was planning a road-going version of its D-Type racing car, but it subsequently...

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    Six decades on, Jaguar to build nine new XKSS sports cars: Video

    Following the success of the six Lightweight E-Types built two years ago, Jaguar has announced another run of “continuation” models. This time it’s the much rarer XKSS, a sports car built in the 1950s on unused chassis of the hugely successful D-Type Le Mans race car. ALSO SEE...

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    Will The Sultry XKSS Be Jaguar’s Next Continuation Model?

    Remember the six Lightweight E-Type continuation models Jaguar was working on with its new performance and personalization department Special Vehicles Operations? Well, the automaker may be about to embark on similar project, this time for the sultry XKSS. DON'T MISS: Jeep Driver Out-Jerks Corvette...

  • Jay Leno drives Steve McQueen's Jaguar XKSS screencap

    It's hard to say which car is the coolest in the world, but Steve McQueen's 1956 Jaguar XKSS certainly makes our shortlist. MUST SEE: McLaren F1 Flipped During Road Trip With Rowan Atkinson: Video Update This singular Jag currently resides in Los Angeles' Petersen Automotive Museum, but Jay Leno got to take it for a spin on the latest episode of Jay Leno's Garage. It goes without saying that Jay has access to come fairly amazing machines, but the XKSS stands out. The model was essentially a road-going version of the D-Type racer, and only 16 were built. McQueen and a subsequent owner drove...

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    Pebble 2010: Jaguar XKSS by the dozen

    It's been a special year for Jaguar, which introduced a new 2011 XJ sedan earlier this year to widespread acclaim. A highlight of its corporate summer must have been today's showing of a dozen XKSS sports cars at the 2010 Pebble Beach Concours. The XKSS has a compelling history. Sixteen cars in all...

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