The Jaguar XKSS was a road going version of the Jaguar’s hugely successful D-Type racing car. Following Jaguars withdrawal from competition at the end of the 1955 season, Sir William Lyons decided to convert a number of partially completed D-Type chassis and sell them principally into the American market. The unlikely result is one of the most iconic XK’s ever built and the first true road going supercar. Of the 25 unsold D-Type chassis’ only 16 XKSS were built as a fire broke out at the Browns Lane plant destroying 9 of the remaining cars. Only minor changes were necessary to the existing short nose D-Type design including the addition of a passenger door, other changes included fitting a full width windscreen, wipers, shield over exhaust, sidescreens, folding fabric roof, bumpers, luggage rack and rear light clusters.
Lynx Motor Cars was founded in 1968 principally to repair and maintain specialist sports and racing cars but quickly made their name restoring and maintaining original Jaguar C-Types, D-Types and E-Types. The evolution from restoration to recreation was a natural one and soon saw the introduction of its first Lynx D-Type with a road going XKSS following shortly afte
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