Jaguar Recreates Models lost in Fire 60 Years Ago

Jaguar Recreates Limited Edition Models lost in Fire Almost 60 Years Ago

This is a feel-good story that every automotive aficionado will be able to appreciate. Jaguar has decided to recreate 9 ultra-rare examples of the 1957 XKSS that burned during production on February 12, 1957. The decision to bring the vehicles back from the dead comes after Jaguar’s Lightweight E-type continuation models of 2015. These efforts further illustrate Jaguar’s continued effort to recreate historic examples of their brand.

This is a feel-good story that every automotive aficionado will be able to appreciate. Jaguar has decided to recreate 9 ultra-rare examples of the 1957 XKSS that burned during production on February 12, 1957. The decision to bring the vehicles back from the dead comes after Jaguar’s Lightweight E-type continuation models of 2015. These efforts further illustrate Jaguar’s continued effort to recreate historic examples of their brand.

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“The continuation XKSS reaffirms our commitment to nurture the passion and enthusiasm for Jaguar’s illustrious past by offering exceptional cars, services, parts and experiences.” - Tim Hannig, Director of Jaguar Land Rover Classic

While there is no confirmed price on these continuation models, Jaguar has stated that all nine examples have been sold to a “select group of established collectors and customers.” Delivery of these ultra-rare collectibles is expected to be completed by the end of 2017.

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