Jaguar XKSS 3.4-Litre Replica by Ram  Chassis no. SAJJAALA3CC339819 Engine no. 8A013170H

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Lot 319
Jaguar XKSS 3.4-Litre Replica by Ram
Registration no. UFL 915X Chassis no. SAJJAALA3CC339819 Engine no. 8A013170H

Sold for £ 24,725 (US$ 32,824) inc. premium
Jaguar XKSS 3.4-Litre Replica by Ram
Registration no. UFL 915X
Chassis no. SAJJAALA3CC339819
Engine no. 8A013170H

Footnotes

  • One of the rarest Jaguars of all, the XKSS was a spin-off from the D-Type racing program. To satisfy FIA regulations, the D-Type had been built in numbers greatly exceeding the demand for such a specialized piece of racing equipment, and conversion to road trim was viewed as the best way of clearing unsold stocks, hence the XKSS. Modifications to make the D-Type acceptable for road use included installing a seat and door on the passenger side, fitting a full-width windscreen and shielding the side-exit exhaust system. A mohair hood and detachable side screens provided weather protection and, as twin fuel tanks and the spare wheel occupied the trunk space, a luggage rack was provided on the tail. The 3.4-liter XK engine remained pretty much to racing specification, producing around 250bhp, which made for electrifying performance in a car weighing just 18cwt. Sadly, the loss of a number of bodyshells in the fire at Jaguar's Brown's Lane works in February 1957 severely curtailed the XKSS program, with the result that only 16 had been made when production ceased in November of that year.
    Like many other legendary sports cars, the Jaguar XKSS inspired a number of imitations, the Ram XKSS by LR Roadsters being widely acknowledged as one of the most faithful to the original design. Of the highest quality, the Ram kit uses a backbone-type tubular spaceframe chassis - designed by Adrian Reynard - plus Jaguar running gear and motive power, this example having a 3.4-litre Jaguar XK engine breathing via triple Webers carburettors on a Lynx inlet manifold. The gearbox is a manual/overdrive unit in full working order. Recently re-commissioned with a new brake master cylinder and checked-over electrics, the car displays a total of less than 500 miles on the odometer and is said to drive very well. Offered with current road fund licence, MoT to May 2011 and Swansea V5.
Jaguar XKSS 3.4-Litre Replica by Ram  Chassis no. SAJJAALA3CC339819 Engine no. 8A013170H
Jaguar XKSS 3.4-Litre Replica by Ram  Chassis no. SAJJAALA3CC339819 Engine no. 8A013170H
Jaguar XKSS 3.4-Litre Replica by Ram  Chassis no. SAJJAALA3CC339819 Engine no. 8A013170H
Jaguar XKSS 3.4-Litre Replica by Ram  Chassis no. SAJJAALA3CC339819 Engine no. 8A013170H
Jaguar XKSS 3.4-Litre Replica by Ram  Chassis no. SAJJAALA3CC339819 Engine no. 8A013170H
Jaguar XKSS 3.4-Litre Replica by Ram  Chassis no. SAJJAALA3CC339819 Engine no. 8A013170H
Jaguar XKSS 3.4-Litre Replica by Ram  Chassis no. SAJJAALA3CC339819 Engine no. 8A013170H
Jaguar XKSS 3.4-Litre Replica by Ram  Chassis no. SAJJAALA3CC339819 Engine no. 8A013170H
Jaguar XKSS 3.4-Litre Replica by Ram  Chassis no. SAJJAALA3CC339819 Engine no. 8A013170H
Jaguar XKSS 3.4-Litre Replica by Ram  Chassis no. SAJJAALA3CC339819 Engine no. 8A013170H
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