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Old 03-09-2017, 06:10 AM
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XKSS at auction

As rare as a 250 gto

Imagine waking up and seeing this in your garage
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Old 03-09-2017, 05:26 PM
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The XKSS may be my favorite car-- certainly favorite non-Ferrari.

I think it's more rare. 16 original and 9 continuations.

A local bar has an original on display. Wish they would put it on the road.
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Old 03-18-2017, 09:56 PM
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Old 03-19-2017, 10:01 AM
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May be rare, but still butt ugly. Much rather have the equally rare (and beautiful) Aston Martin DB4 GT Zagato.
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Old 03-19-2017, 10:09 AM
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I think that the XK-SS is cool and I understand the rarity, but it makes no sense to me that they sell for more than a proper D Type.
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Old 03-19-2017, 03:00 PM
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May be rare, but still butt ugly
That's a minority opinion if I've ever heard one.
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Old 03-19-2017, 04:21 PM
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I think that the XK-SS is cool and I understand the rarity, but it makes no sense to me that they sell for more than a proper D Type.
Hi,

I think it's perfectly logical, as each and every one of the original ones was born as a proper D-type. But then the factory added a few things, like a badge, bumpers, a hood (top), muffler, luggage rack and...well that's about it.

Thank God they now are appreciated, as before it was so that many of them had been converted back to D-types. Every XKSS has two chassis numbers, one as XKD5XX and one as XKSS7XX.

So rarer than a GTO but not as expensive and of course not as desirable to some folks.

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no sale due to nonmatching motor?
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Old 03-20-2017, 10:34 AM
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no sale due to nonmatching motor?
I think the late disclosure and that fact impacted the auction. However, bidding to $11.9 million for that car should have sold it, IMO.

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Old 03-20-2017, 10:46 AM
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Or you could have lynx build you an exact car now and actualy enjoy it on the road.


Performance is still near the top even today, and its way more of a blast to drive than anything modern. There is a reason why after plaing with ferrari 275s Mqueen bought his back, of course he sold it to keep his license. Passenger legs also burn up from heat, so not really a street car in the strictest sense, actualy a street legal race car with wind protection..

The great thing about a Dytpe recreation is youre not trashing some other period built car to make it, as sadly happens with ferraris.
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Old 03-20-2017, 02:32 PM
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Or you could have lynx build you an exact car now and actualy enjoy it on the road.


Performance is still near the top even today, and its way more of a blast to drive than anything modern. There is a reason why after plaing with ferrari 275s Mqueen bought his back, of course he sold it to keep his license. Passenger legs also burn up from heat, so not really a street car in the strictest sense, actualy a street legal race car with wind protection..

The great thing about a Dytpe recreation is youre not trashing some other period built car to make it, as sadly happens with ferraris.
Aren't a lot of the D and XKSS recreation's using E-Type Chassis and/or engines?

The really nice XKSS/D-Type recreations are all aluminum and cost a few hundred thousand, from what I have seen. I'd love to have a left hand drive one :-)
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Aren't a lot of the D and XKSS recreation's using E-Type Chassis and/or engines?

The really nice XKSS/D-Type recreations are all aluminum and cost a few hundred thousand, from what I have seen. I'd love to have a left hand drive one :-)
A recreation should be exactly that a tool room copy, same monocoque etc. The onoy difference is one has a period chasis plate and the recreation does not.
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Old 03-20-2017, 04:15 PM
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The XKSS may be my favorite car-- certainly favorite non-Ferrari.

I think it's more rare. 16 original and 9 continuations.

A local bar has an original on display. Wish they would put it on the road.
Uhh..I am in Virginia and would love to see that, what bar?
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Uhh..I am in Virginia and would love to see that, what bar?
Clyde's in Chevy Chase.

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I'm finding it very difficult to believe that car displayed at Clyde's could be the real deal.

Mind you, it does look very nice:

https://www.instagram.com/p/BL5DSX4jU2l/

https://www.instagram.com/p/BGA3SzxA_Y-/

I've reviewed the XKSS entries at COVENTRYRACERS - Keeping track of every Jaguar Sports Racer - Jaguar C-Type, D-Type, XKSS and Lightweight information, articles, photos and register - and they account for 15 of 16 real cars with photos. None are a match to this car, and there's no indication that any of them could have been hiding in plain sight for decades at this bar. Google has a couple of passing references, but really nothing conclusive.

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Everything I have heard and read indicates that it is real. I guess I need to make a trip and get a chassis plate photo :-)

Background on the group. The car had been there for decades (article is 15 years old) :

http://www.bizjournals.com/washingto...21/story8.html
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Old 03-20-2017, 09:58 PM
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Everything I have heard and read indicates that it is real. I guess I need to make a trip and get a chassis plate photo :-)

Background on the group. The car had been there for decades (article is 15 years old) :

http://www.bizjournals.com/washingto...21/story8.html
I had seen that. Honestly I'd love nothing more than for this story to be true, but at the moment it doesn't quite add up. I have a friend who is somewhat local in D.C. who will also try to get a closer look by paying them a visit.

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Old 03-21-2017, 06:07 AM
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RM just had a tempuro at amelia that brough 250k i think
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