One of nine Lynx re-creations, ex-Dick Skipworth, Nicholas Cage,1967/1988 Jaguar XKSS 3.8-Litre Replica  Chassis no. 1E50912 / Body Number: LB4575-9

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Lot 244
1967/1988 Jaguar XKSS 3.8-Litre Replica
Registration no. XNF 435 Chassis no. 1E50912 / Body Number: LB4575-9

Sold for £ 384,540 (US$ 490,088) inc. premium
One of nine Lynx re-creations, ex-Dick Skipworth, Nicholas Cage
1967/1988 Jaguar XKSS 3.8-Litre Replica
Registration no. XNF 435
Chassis no. 1E50912 / Body Number: LB4575-9

Footnotes

  • One of the rarest Jaguars of all, the XKSS was a spin-off from the D-Type racing programme. To satisfy sportscar regulations the D-Type had been built in numbers greatly exceeding the demand for such a specialised 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 heat-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 boot space, a luggage rack was provided on the tail. The 3.4-litre XK engine remained pretty much to racing specification, producing around 250bhp, which, in a car weighing just 18cwt, made for electrifying performance. The loss of a number of bodyshells in the fire at the Brown's Lane works in February 1957 severely curtailed the XKSS programme, 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. An acknowledged master in this highly specialised field is the Sussex-based firm of Lynx Engineering, which enjoys an international reputation for accuracy and quality second to none. The car we offer is one of an exclusive series of only nine such replicas made by them. Commissioned by Jaguar connoisseur and collector Dick Skipworth in 1988 and built to a high specification, its history is known from new. The following four owners in order, all in the USA, were Gary Bartlett, actor Nicholas Cage, Herb Wetson and Thomas Knudsen, who purchased the car in 2008. The current (sixth) owner purchased the XKSS in 2011.

    Of riveted aluminium sheet, the coachwork conforms to the original method of construction. Unlike the original, the Lynx XKSS is powered by a larger, up-rated, 3.8-litre, dry-sump XK six fitted with triple Weber 45DCOE carburettors. Other noteworthy features include 16" wheels, a nicely patinated leather interior, and a correct original D-Type tachometer.

    'XNF 435' was subject to substantial service work carried out by CKL Developments on its return to the UK in 2011/2012, and in 2013 was treated to a bare metal repaint to show standard by Thornley Kelham. Described as in generally very good condition, with excellent bodywork and paint, the car is both fast and reliable as evidenced by a faultless drive from London to Zurich in 2013. Offering breathtaking performance with classic Jaguar style, this superb XKSS re-creation comes with current MoT/tax and V5C registration document.

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One of nine Lynx re-creations, ex-Dick Skipworth, Nicholas Cage,1967/1988 Jaguar XKSS 3.8-Litre Replica  Chassis no. 1E50912 / Body Number: LB4575-9
One of nine Lynx re-creations, ex-Dick Skipworth, Nicholas Cage,1967/1988 Jaguar XKSS 3.8-Litre Replica  Chassis no. 1E50912 / Body Number: LB4575-9
One of nine Lynx re-creations, ex-Dick Skipworth, Nicholas Cage,1967/1988 Jaguar XKSS 3.8-Litre Replica  Chassis no. 1E50912 / Body Number: LB4575-9
One of nine Lynx re-creations, ex-Dick Skipworth, Nicholas Cage,1967/1988 Jaguar XKSS 3.8-Litre Replica  Chassis no. 1E50912 / Body Number: LB4575-9
One of nine Lynx re-creations, ex-Dick Skipworth, Nicholas Cage,1967/1988 Jaguar XKSS 3.8-Litre Replica  Chassis no. 1E50912 / Body Number: LB4575-9
One of nine Lynx re-creations, ex-Dick Skipworth, Nicholas Cage,1967/1988 Jaguar XKSS 3.8-Litre Replica  Chassis no. 1E50912 / Body Number: LB4575-9
One of nine Lynx re-creations, ex-Dick Skipworth, Nicholas Cage,1967/1988 Jaguar XKSS 3.8-Litre Replica  Chassis no. 1E50912 / Body Number: LB4575-9
One of nine Lynx re-creations, ex-Dick Skipworth, Nicholas Cage,1967/1988 Jaguar XKSS 3.8-Litre Replica  Chassis no. 1E50912 / Body Number: LB4575-9
One of nine Lynx re-creations, ex-Dick Skipworth, Nicholas Cage,1967/1988 Jaguar XKSS 3.8-Litre Replica  Chassis no. 1E50912 / Body Number: LB4575-9
One of nine Lynx re-creations, ex-Dick Skipworth, Nicholas Cage,1967/1988 Jaguar XKSS 3.8-Litre Replica  Chassis no. 1E50912 / Body Number: LB4575-9
One of nine Lynx re-creations, ex-Dick Skipworth, Nicholas Cage,1967/1988 Jaguar XKSS 3.8-Litre Replica  Chassis no. 1E50912 / Body Number: LB4575-9
One of nine Lynx re-creations, ex-Dick Skipworth, Nicholas Cage,1967/1988 Jaguar XKSS 3.8-Litre Replica  Chassis no. 1E50912 / Body Number: LB4575-9
One of nine Lynx re-creations, ex-Dick Skipworth, Nicholas Cage,1967/1988 Jaguar XKSS 3.8-Litre Replica  Chassis no. 1E50912 / Body Number: LB4575-9
One of nine Lynx re-creations, ex-Dick Skipworth, Nicholas Cage,1967/1988 Jaguar XKSS 3.8-Litre Replica  Chassis no. 1E50912 / Body Number: LB4575-9
One of nine Lynx re-creations, ex-Dick Skipworth, Nicholas Cage,1967/1988 Jaguar XKSS 3.8-Litre Replica  Chassis no. 1E50912 / Body Number: LB4575-9
One of nine Lynx re-creations, ex-Dick Skipworth, Nicholas Cage,1967/1988 Jaguar XKSS 3.8-Litre Replica  Chassis no. 1E50912 / Body Number: LB4575-9
One of nine Lynx re-creations, ex-Dick Skipworth, Nicholas Cage,1967/1988 Jaguar XKSS 3.8-Litre Replica  Chassis no. 1E50912 / Body Number: LB4575-9
One of nine Lynx re-creations, ex-Dick Skipworth, Nicholas Cage,1967/1988 Jaguar XKSS 3.8-Litre Replica  Chassis no. 1E50912 / Body Number: LB4575-9
One of nine Lynx re-creations, ex-Dick Skipworth, Nicholas Cage,1967/1988 Jaguar XKSS 3.8-Litre Replica  Chassis no. 1E50912 / Body Number: LB4575-9
One of nine Lynx re-creations, ex-Dick Skipworth, Nicholas Cage,1967/1988 Jaguar XKSS 3.8-Litre Replica  Chassis no. 1E50912 / Body Number: LB4575-9
One of nine Lynx re-creations, ex-Dick Skipworth, Nicholas Cage,1967/1988 Jaguar XKSS 3.8-Litre Replica  Chassis no. 1E50912 / Body Number: LB4575-9
One of nine Lynx re-creations, ex-Dick Skipworth, Nicholas Cage,1967/1988 Jaguar XKSS 3.8-Litre Replica  Chassis no. 1E50912 / Body Number: LB4575-9
One of nine Lynx re-creations, ex-Dick Skipworth, Nicholas Cage,1967/1988 Jaguar XKSS 3.8-Litre Replica  Chassis no. 1E50912 / Body Number: LB4575-9
One of nine Lynx re-creations, ex-Dick Skipworth, Nicholas Cage,1967/1988 Jaguar XKSS 3.8-Litre Replica  Chassis no. 1E50912 / Body Number: LB4575-9
One of nine Lynx re-creations, ex-Dick Skipworth, Nicholas Cage,1967/1988 Jaguar XKSS 3.8-Litre Replica  Chassis no. 1E50912 / Body Number: LB4575-9
One of nine Lynx re-creations, ex-Dick Skipworth, Nicholas Cage,1967/1988 Jaguar XKSS 3.8-Litre Replica  Chassis no. 1E50912 / Body Number: LB4575-9
One of nine Lynx re-creations, ex-Dick Skipworth, Nicholas Cage,1967/1988 Jaguar XKSS 3.8-Litre Replica  Chassis no. 1E50912 / Body Number: LB4575-9
One of nine Lynx re-creations, ex-Dick Skipworth, Nicholas Cage,1967/1988 Jaguar XKSS 3.8-Litre Replica  Chassis no. 1E50912 / Body Number: LB4575-9
One of nine Lynx re-creations, ex-Dick Skipworth, Nicholas Cage,1967/1988 Jaguar XKSS 3.8-Litre Replica  Chassis no. 1E50912 / Body Number: LB4575-9
One of nine Lynx re-creations, ex-Dick Skipworth, Nicholas Cage,1967/1988 Jaguar XKSS 3.8-Litre Replica  Chassis no. 1E50912 / Body Number: LB4575-9
One of nine Lynx re-creations, ex-Dick Skipworth, Nicholas Cage,1967/1988 Jaguar XKSS 3.8-Litre Replica  Chassis no. 1E50912 / Body Number: LB4575-9
One of nine Lynx re-creations, ex-Dick Skipworth, Nicholas Cage,1967/1988 Jaguar XKSS 3.8-Litre Replica  Chassis no. 1E50912 / Body Number: LB4575-9
One of nine Lynx re-creations, ex-Dick Skipworth, Nicholas Cage,1967/1988 Jaguar XKSS 3.8-Litre Replica  Chassis no. 1E50912 / Body Number: LB4575-9
One of nine Lynx re-creations, ex-Dick Skipworth, Nicholas Cage,1967/1988 Jaguar XKSS 3.8-Litre Replica  Chassis no. 1E50912 / Body Number: LB4575-9
One of nine Lynx re-creations, ex-Dick Skipworth, Nicholas Cage,1967/1988 Jaguar XKSS 3.8-Litre Replica  Chassis no. 1E50912 / Body Number: LB4575-9
One of nine Lynx re-creations, ex-Dick Skipworth, Nicholas Cage,1967/1988 Jaguar XKSS 3.8-Litre Replica  Chassis no. 1E50912 / Body Number: LB4575-9
One of nine Lynx re-creations, ex-Dick Skipworth, Nicholas Cage,1967/1988 Jaguar XKSS 3.8-Litre Replica  Chassis no. 1E50912 / Body Number: LB4575-9
One of nine Lynx re-creations, ex-Dick Skipworth, Nicholas Cage,1967/1988 Jaguar XKSS 3.8-Litre Replica  Chassis no. 1E50912 / Body Number: LB4575-9
One of nine Lynx re-creations, ex-Dick Skipworth, Nicholas Cage,1967/1988 Jaguar XKSS 3.8-Litre Replica  Chassis no. 1E50912 / Body Number: LB4575-9
One of nine Lynx re-creations, ex-Dick Skipworth, Nicholas Cage,1967/1988 Jaguar XKSS 3.8-Litre Replica  Chassis no. 1E50912 / Body Number: LB4575-9
One of nine Lynx re-creations, ex-Dick Skipworth, Nicholas Cage,1967/1988 Jaguar XKSS 3.8-Litre Replica  Chassis no. 1E50912 / Body Number: LB4575-9
One of nine Lynx re-creations, ex-Dick Skipworth, Nicholas Cage,1967/1988 Jaguar XKSS 3.8-Litre Replica  Chassis no. 1E50912 / Body Number: LB4575-9
One of nine Lynx re-creations, ex-Dick Skipworth, Nicholas Cage,1967/1988 Jaguar XKSS 3.8-Litre Replica  Chassis no. 1E50912 / Body Number: LB4575-9
One of nine Lynx re-creations, ex-Dick Skipworth, Nicholas Cage,1967/1988 Jaguar XKSS 3.8-Litre Replica  Chassis no. 1E50912 / Body Number: LB4575-9
One of nine Lynx re-creations, ex-Dick Skipworth, Nicholas Cage,1967/1988 Jaguar XKSS 3.8-Litre Replica  Chassis no. 1E50912 / Body Number: LB4575-9
One of nine Lynx re-creations, ex-Dick Skipworth, Nicholas Cage,1967/1988 Jaguar XKSS 3.8-Litre Replica  Chassis no. 1E50912 / Body Number: LB4575-9
One of nine Lynx re-creations, ex-Dick Skipworth, Nicholas Cage,1967/1988 Jaguar XKSS 3.8-Litre Replica  Chassis no. 1E50912 / Body Number: LB4575-9
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