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Jaguar Classic to reveal XKSS

Plans are in order to debut the ultra-exclusive car at the Los Angeles Auto Show.

The continuation Jaguar XKSS will be making its world debut in California, coinciding with the Los Angeles Auto Show 2016 on 18-27 November. 

With only nine units to be made, each ultra-exclusive car will be hand-crafted by Jaguar Classic expert technicians and manufactured to the exact same specification as those produced in 1957. 

Often referred to as the world’s first supercar, Jaguar originally made the XKSS a road-going version of the Le Mans-winning D-type. However, a number were lost in the Browns Lane fire that same year. This time, the British marque will re-create the nine "lost" units exclusively for selected established collectors and customers. 

Tim Hannig, director of Jaguar Land Rover Classic, says: "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."

All nine continuation XKSS have since been sold, with first deliveries planned for early 2017.