Lot 61

2017   |   Amelia Island Auctions 2017

1957 Jaguar XKSS


$13,000,000 - $16,000,000


XKSS 716


E 2080-9

Car Highlights

One of Only 16 Original Examples of the Iconic Jaguar XKSS
The Road-Going Version of the Three-Time Le Mans-Winning D-Type
Successfully Raced in Canadian Sports Car Events Between 1957 and 1961
Beautifully Restored by Marque Specialist Pearsons Engineering
Well-Documented Example; Retains Original Chassis, Body, and Engine
Exhibited in the XKSS Class at the 2010 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance®

Technical Specs

3,442 CC DOHC Inline 6-Cylinder Engine
Three Weber 45 DCO3 Carburetors
250 BHP at 6,000 RPM
4-Speed Manual Gearbox
4-Wheel Dunlop Disc Brakes
Independent Double-Wishbone Front Suspension with Torsion Bars
Live Rear Axle with Trailing Links and Transverse Torsion Bar

Saleroom Addendum

*Please note that during XKSS 716’s illustrious racing career, previous owner John Harper had the 3.4-litre engine block replaced with a 3.8-litre unit for greater performance. This engine upgrade was made between 1980 and 1983. Jaguar Land Rover has agreed to supply an additional 3.4-litre XKSS engine block numbered for this car, at Consignor’s expense. The Estimate has been revised to $13,000,000 - $16,000,000. Please also note the XKSS is currently transacted on a Bill of Sale, and a certificate of title is in process.

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