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Los Angeles 2016: Jaguar XKSS prototype is a stunning blast from the past (video)

While the Los Angeles Convention Center is busy hosting its annual auto show, the city’s Petersen Museum is where the “New Original” Jaguar XKSS prototype—the first genuine XKSS to be built in almost 60 years—made its world debut.

Finished in Sherwood Green paint, this model was created to exact 1957 specification by the Jaguar Classic engineering team. Nine units will be hand-built and delivered to customers across the globe in 2017, making up for that same number of cars that were earmarked for export to North America but lost in a fire at Jaguar’s Browns Lane factory

Often referred to as the world’s first supercar, the Jaguar XKSS was originally designed a road-going conversion of the Le Mans-winning D-type (1954-1956). Due to the fire, only 16 examples were made. 

All copies of the resurrected Jaguar XKSS are now sold at a price in excess of £1million ($1 million CAD) each.