Jaguar has officially announced plans to build 9 new XKSS models from 1957.
The 9 new XKSS models will be hand built by Jaguar Classic as continuation models and will act as replacements for the nine XKSS models that were lost back in the 50s. The nine “missing models” were lost due to a fire in the Jaguar factory and were never replaced by Jaguar.
“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,” Tim Hannig, Director Jaguar Land Rover Classic, said. “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.”
A total of 25 XKSS models were scheduled to be built, however only 16 were completed due to the loss of nine cars in the factory fire. Jaguar will offer the nine XKSS models to an exclusive list of clients and we are guessing that all nine models are likely already sold.
The price of each continuation XKSS will be in excess of £1 million according to Jaguar. Deliveries are expected to begin in early 2017.