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1956 Jaguar XK SS

Twenty-five of the 68 Jaguar D-Type race cars were left unsold when Jaguar decided to cease its participation in the International Sports Car Racing program. Jaguar decided to convert the 25 remaining vehicles into road-worthy sports cars.
The rear fin was removed, bumpers were added, and the single-seater was left topless with a canvas hood available to protect the driver from the elements. A windscreen was designed and a second door was added to accommodate passengers. With a Dual-Overhead Cam straight-six cylinder engine with 3442 cc capacity, the vehicle could race from zero to sixty in 7.3 seconds. The 250 horsepower output was capable of propelling the car to a top speed of nearly 150 miles-per-hour. Excellent stopping power was provided by the 4-wheel disc brakes.

In 1957, the XKSS was introduced at the New York Auto Show.

Sixteen private buyers purchased the XK-SS with the majority going to the United States. Two went to Canada, one to Hong Kong, one in the UK, and the rest to America. There were over 300 examples being built when a fire destroyed the machinery, assembly line, and most of the XKSS models. Steve McQueen, a film star and motor racing fan purchased one. McQueen is famous for his documentary of the 24 Hours of LeMans.


by Daniel Vaughan | Mar 2006
Vehicle Profiles
1956 Jaguar XK SS vehicle information

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The XKSS is a road-going version of the very successful Jaguar D-Type. First purchased by Riverside Raceway designer James E. Peterson, it was sold to TV personality Bill Leyden, and then to actor/racer Steve McQueen. One of just 16, it was origina....[continue reading]

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Jaguar Monthly Sales Volume

December 2019
3,311
October 2019
2,350
September 2019
2,002
May 2019
2,021
March 2019
3,679
January 2019
3,078
Additional Sales Volume Data


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Model Year Production

#1#2#3Jaguar
1961Ford (1,338,790)Chevrolet (1,318,014)Volkswagen (807,488)3,422
1960Chevrolet (1,653,168)Ford (1,439,370)Toyota (1,068,321)4,934
1959Chevrolet (1,462,140)Ford (1,450,953)Volkswagen (575,407)5,839
1958Chevrolet (1,142,460)Ford (987,945)Volkswagen (451,526)4,607
1957Ford (1,676,449)Chevrolet (1,505,910)Plymouth (726,009)3,685
1956Chevrolet (1,567,117)Ford (1,408,478)Buick (572,024)3,685
1955Chevrolet (1,704,667)Ford (1,451,157)Buick (738,814)3,573
1954Ford (1,165,942)Chevrolet (1,143,561)Plymouth (463,148)3,349
1953Chevrolet (1,346,475)Ford (1,247,542)Plymouth (650,451)3,349
1952Chevrolet (818,142)Ford (671,733)Plymouth (396,000)3,349
1951Chevrolet (1,229,986)Ford (1,013,381)Plymouth (611,000)1,702

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