9 New 1957 Jaguar XKSS Continuation Cars Sell for $1.5 Million Each
Usually when people go about buying a brand new car, it’s one from the last year or two, not six decades ago. Of course, most people don’t spend $1.5 million on a new car.
But now, nine lucky (and wealthy) buyers can all say they’ve purchased a spanking new 1957 Jaguar XKSS, or at least they’ve put down money towards such a purchase, whenever the car is actually finished. See, these are continuation cars from Jaguar Land Rover Classic, which basically means these cars were planned, as the VIN numbers show, but were never completed.
Reason being is that back in 1957, when Jaguar was building the initial run of 25 D-Type chassis-based XKSS sports cars, the Browns Lane plant caught fire, engulfing the final nine examples in various stages of production before they could ever be finished. So JLR Classic decided to finish the order, some six decades later.
Which makes sense, considering that the original 16 XKSS cars are now some of the most valuable in the world, particularly one that was owned by Steve McQueen, which currently resides at the Petersen Museum in Los Angeles and has be valued at upwards of $30 million.
Check out JLR Classic’s building process of the “world’s first supercar” in the video below, then let us know if you think these continuation cars are worth $1.5 million.
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Via [Motor Authority, Fox News]