Beautifully crafted all-alloy XKSS Recreation by industry-leading Lynx. Sensual lines and superb performance.
1962 Jaguar XKSS Recreation by Lynx
VIN - 886968
Eng. No. R7-201-9
Exterior Color – Black
Interior Color – Green Leather
Engine – Twin Cam Jaguar inline 6 cylinder
Transmission – 5-speed manual
Current Miles – 1,609 TMU
Listed at the top of the most beautiful automobiles ever conceived, the Jaguar XKSS is regarded as one of the most desirable sports cars of the modern era. First constructed in 1957, the Jaguar factory converted twenty-five remaining racing D-Types (then under construction) to road-going configuration. This fortuitous conversion, a requirement to compete in the North American SCCA racing series, proved to be a delight for motoring enthusiasts all over the world. By adding a full-width glass windscreen, bumpers, passenger door, and a host of other details. These twenty-five cars would herald Jaguar’s presence as a world leader in design and performance. Tragically, a devastating fire at the factory destroyed the XKSS production line, eviscerating nine of these exceptional factory cars. Only sixteen of the original cars survived. Over the years, values for the remaining sixteen cars have escalated into the millions, further vaulting the mystique of these exceptional cars. Some years ago, Jaguar announced they will build the lost nine XKSS cars as a “continuation” XKSS series, faithfully based on the original specifications in tribute to those lost in the fire. All nine cars have already sold for well over a million dollars each.
History and Build Details
In 1968 a group of Sussex based motorsports enthusiasts established Lynx Engineering to tune and repair British race cars. By 1972 the team began building accurate recreations of the Jaguar D-Type, C-Type, E-Type Lightweight E-Type, and the iconic XKSS. With many of the craftsmen from the original period still alive and eager to apply their artistry, Lynx developed methods and components that accurately mirrored the original examples. Artisans worked concurrently on restoration projects and recreations, applying accuracy and technical facility to each of their Lynx offerings. The results of these combined talents have yielded remarkable cars that honor these rare legends of beauty and performance.
As is the case for all Lynx XKSS cars, the handmade aluminum tub was fabricated to accurate standards and dimensions. Construction included a new handmade monocoque tail section and bonnet in 16 swg aluminum constructed over a right-hand drive central monocoque structure. The front chassis frame was constructed using Reynold’s tubing and original specification to form the XKSS front section. The various trim, bumpers, and luggage rack were all fitted to the alloy body panels. The windscreen frame was formed using 16 swg aluminum per the original XKSS with an original specification windscreen specially molded using laminated safety glass from Lynx tooling.
The handmade construction of this Lynx XKSS was combined with original Jaguar components from chassis #886968 - a 1962 E-Type, which was also used to title the car. As is the case with all Lynx vehicles the workmanship performed included attention to accurate details, superlative construction, and the very best in finishes. The chassis plate reflects the number stamped on the “picture frame” front suspension section, and the engine number corresponds to the one stamped in the overhead cam engine head valley. Among the many additional features included during the build, exceptional care was given to the safety and security of the brakes, fuel system, and electrical components.
The current and consigning owner has owned this car since 2010, always storing it indoors and using it sparingly while tending to it with regular maintenance as needed.
Today this Lynx presents as a breathtaking statement of beauty and state of the art construction with smooth and glossy nlack paint expertly applied to the hand formed alloy body panels. With a mere 1,609 miles indicated on the odometer, the superb craftsmanship and attention to detail are brimming at every corner. The fit and finish of all surfaces and openings is composed to exacting standards. Virtually all bright work and polished accessories are in excellent condition, particularly so contrasting against the black finish. The extraordinarily low profile is perfectly composed, perched over D-Type Dunlop style 16” polished alloy wheels with Avon radial tires tucked under the voluptuous fenders. The look and feel of the powerful side exhaust against the curvaceous body creates a compelling juxtaposition of power and grace. Wonderful period correct details include leather bonnet latches, lever arm locks, polished script lettering, Monza-type fuel filler, and aircraft inspired riveted body panels.
The interior is trimmed in green leather and handsomely composed with attention to detail consistent with the original XKSS but allowing for safety and ease of use under modern road conditions. The leather covered center console with side trim and carpeted floor are finished in matching green materials. The green leather seats are formed to allow for slightly more driver and passenger space, working well with the efficiently conceived cockpit-like package of this race-bred performance car. Black-dial Smith instruments are accurately arrayed with the controls, switches, and key features easily at hand. Additional handsome polished aluminum and plated touches appear throughout the interior including on the switchgear, hand brake and various trim throughout the aviation-inspired cockpit. Accessing the rear spare tire compartment, the hand formed tailgate drops open revealing a matching spare wheel captured by an alloy clamping mechanism, fixed into position beneath the accessory rack. Virtually every aspect of the construction is honest, authentic, and reflective of the original design Jaguar envisioned for these rare road cars.
Under the hood resides an authentically finished 4.2 liter Jaguar twin-cam engine, enhanced by a polished twin-cam covers and triple Weber carburetors featuring a specially constructed Lynx alloy cast intake manifold, triple two-barrel side-draft Weber carburetors, and six air intake trumpets. The engine compartment is fitted with a polished aluminum water tank, individual exhaust tubes, handmade riveted bulkhead construction, and other delightful mechanical details. The underside of the car also features correctly finished components, superlative construction, mechanical integrity, and minimal evidence of use since construction was completed.
With the twist of the key and a press on the starter button, the eager twin-cam ignites to life, settling into a smooth and throaty idle. Driving position is well laid out and surprisingly spacious. Once nestled inside, you are naturally unified with the car, almost wearing it like a soft leather glove. Operating temperatures come up quickly, all instruments indicate properly, and, with a blip of the throttle you are quickly on the road. Shifting is intuitive through the 5-speed synchromesh transmission which has tall gears and tremendous power coming on progressively even under modest acceleration. Entering the power band and pressing a bit more, acceleration comes on impressively through the triple Webers. Cornering is wonderful via independent suspension and fantastic disc brakes bring the car down smoothly and evenly. Overall, the ride engineering and composure are impressive and engaging in every respect. The car is accompanied by a pair of chrome framed side windows, a tonneau cover, and a rear top boot.
This phenomenal XKSS is ready to deliver exceptional driving enjoyment at a fraction of the cost of an original example. Beautifully constructed by a cadre of world renown fabricators to exacting standards, this Lynx XKSS honors the heritage of these winning race cars not only for their profound beauty and legendary victories, but for the stunning and innovative engineering that continues to inspire enthusiasts all over the world.
Please note this car is titled as a 1962 Jaguar.
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