Classic Cars' Museum: Class N-2 Jaguar XKSS



Concours d'Elegance 2010: Class N-2 Jaguar XKSS





1957 Jaguar XKSS 763

1957 Jaguar XKSS 763
This Jaguar XKSs is thought to have been displayed at the New York Auto Show. It was then sold through the East Coast Jaguar distributior, Alfred Momo, to its first owner Anthony Rugiero. It has no known racing history and only changed hands again in 1983. In 1985, it was bought by Richard Freshman, who also owned the ex-McQueen car (XKSS 713), and in 1986 it went to Dietrich von Boetticher in Germany. Despite some damage in a collision with a guardrail during the 1980s, it is very original car.
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1957 Jaguar XKSS 754

1957 Jaguar XKSS 754
It is believed that this Jaguar XKSS was sold through Joe Shepherd Motors of Tampa, Florida, to its first owner who had it painted silver and raced it until around 1961. The second owner, Joe Scherer, damaged the car in a hill climb and sold it in damaged condition to Bill Culbertson of Dayton, Ohio. A major restoration was eventually completed with the help of Lynx Engineering in England. The car was sold by RM Auctions to its current owner, who had used it for a number of historic tours and events.
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1957 Jaguar XKSS 710

1957 Jaguar XKSS 710
This Jaguar's first owner, Don Horn, did not keep this car for long and several owners are recorded until 1966 when it was wreched by the sales manager of Delavan Lee, a Jaguar dealership. In 1970 the car was bought by Florida Jaguar collector Walter Hill, who initially restored it as a shortnose D-type production car, but then had it re-stored in 1991 as a longnose D-type with a specification similar to the 1956 works cars. In 2005, it was bought by Gary Bartlett who had it rebuilt back to its XKSS form. The car was sold again in 2006 and is now privately owned.
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1957 Jaguar XKSS 713

1957 Jaguar XKSS 713
Soon after this Jaguar XKSS was built in 1957, Jim Peterson sold the car to TV personality and sports car racer Bill Leyden of Beverly Hills, who in turn sold it to movie star Steve McQueen. He had the car painted dark green. In 1967 McQueen sold the car to the WIlliam Harrah Automobile Collection of Reno, Nevada, but he bought it back in 1978. After McQueen's death in 1984, the car was bought by his friend and neighbor Richard Freshman, who had it overhaulted by Jaguar specialist Lynx Engineering in England. In 2000 the car was acquired by the Petersen Automotive Museum of Los Angeles.
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1957 Jaguar XKSS 728

1957 Jaguar XKSS 728
Before being converted to a Jaguar XKSS, this car had been displayed as a D-type at the 1956 Barcelona in Spain. As an XKSS it was displayed at the Chicago Auto Show in 1957. The car was stored for 30 years from 1968 to 1998 and then was bought by Gary Bartlett who owned it until 2008. He had it recommissioned by Lynx and it is therfore a re,arkably original "time warp" example of the XKSS and it has won several awards at Concours events both in Europe and in the United Sates. It is now privately owned.
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1957 Jaguar XKSS 722

1957 Jaguar XKSS 722
This is the only Jaguar XKSS that was initially sold to an owner on England. It was "road tested" by Basil Boothroyd for the satirical Punch magazine in London, with illustrations by motoring cartoonist Brockbank. In 1958, it was bought by Colonel Ronnie Hoare, of the Ferrari importers Maranello Concessionaires. From 1960 to 1962, it was owned by Bob Gibosn-Jarvie of the finance company UDT. After an accident in 1963 the car was rebuilt in D-type form and raced by Bill Rigg until sold to amateur racer Nigel Moores. In the late 1980s it was returned to its original XKSS specification and in 1989 it was acquired for the Louwman collection of the Dutch National Motor Museum at the Hague.
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1957 Jaguar XKSS 769

1957 Jaguar XKSS 769
This Jaguar XKSS was supplied to its first owber through Ted Baumgartner who had it repainted Buick Maroon. The first owner, American race driver Tossie Alex, owned the car into the early 1960s and raced it at Road America, Meadowdale and other SCCA race meetings. In 1964 it was for sale in New York and by 1971 it was in Illinois. In 1991 it was bought by Gerald Nell of Wisconsin, who owned it for 18 years and put 20,000 miles on the car, driving it in historic events in both Europe and the United States. In 2009 the car joined a major private car collection in England.
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1957 Jaguar XKSS 701

1957 Jaguar XKSS 701
This was the first Jaguar to be converted from a D-type to an XKSS and was originally the demonstrator for Jaguar in New York. It was road tested by Road and Track magazine in 1957, and Bob Stonedale raced the car throughout that year and the following one. He fitted the car with a Chevrolet V8 engine. The car was seen racing in Oklahoma in the movie State Fair. After passing through several owners, in the 1970s, a thorough restoration was started and the car was eventually shipped to England where it was rebuilt in D-type form for a Japanese collector. In 1991 it was again converted back to XKSS specification.
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