1969 Lynx-Jaguar XKSS

1969 Lynx-Jaguar XKSS High Resolution Exterior
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  • Lynx-Jaguar XKSS
  • Year:
    1969
  • Make:
  • Model:
  • Engine:
    V6
  • Transmission:
    Getrag five-speed
  • Horsepower @ RPM:
    270 @ 4500
  • Torque @ RPM:
    302 @ 4000
  • Displacement:
    4.2 L
  • 0-60 time:
    5.2 sec.
  • Price:
    250000
  • car segment:
  • body style:

It’s quite possible that you have heard of the Jaguar XKSS before. Steve McQueen famously had one and it’s one of those classics that sells for double-digit millions at auctions. But the Lynx-Jaguar XKSS is a different story, and it would almost be strange if you had heard of it before this. It is essentially a continuation car, built more than a decade after the original and by special order only from a shop specializing in Jaguar racing machines. Lynx (get it?) was a specialty shop dealing in Jaguar C-, D- and E-Types, making them the right sort of people to tackle the project of recreating one of Jaguar’s greatest.

Like Shelby Cobra continuation cars, the Lynx-built cars were made because authentic originals are so incredibly rare. The XKSS was built as an afterthought, simply because Jaguar had pulled out of motorsports after 1956 and had some leftover D-Types. These cars were converted into road cars through the addition of a passenger door, full windshield and a few other bolt-on bits. Since they were made only from leftovers, just 16 of the XKSS were ever built, leaving many wealthy Jaguar fans with feelings of intense jealousy.

Continue reading to learn more about the Lynx-Jaguar XKSS.

 

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