More Information1957 Jaguar XKSS replica Chassis #4 is now getting ready to be completed. The chassis and center section (pictured below) is currently at Shapecraft in England the company that builds our cars. Shapecraft is a premier metal crafter in the UK. Build time from today would be approximately 16 months so the car would be finished in August - September 2020. The body takes about 3000 man hours alone. These beautiful replicas (we also do C and D Types) are hand built and customized for each client. This particular car is being produced as a RHD but can be switched at this early stage to LHD.
One of the great services we offer is daily updates delivered to your inbox so you can follow every step of the build. Pictured is chassis #2 on its way to the US to its new home and proud owner. Wouldn't you be? These cars are a work of art.
1957 JAGUAR XKSS RECREATION. Located in the UK. Car is already in production. Color and finish can be determined by the new owner.
Pictures are of identical Jaguar XKSS currently in production. Not car advertised.
CHASSIS - Period correct D .type chassis , built to accept independent Jaguar front and rear suspension rear suspension .
BODY - 100% Hand made at Shape Craft one of England's finest classic car panel crafter's. 2-3000 hours go into this process. All panels are taken form an original short nose D.Type wooden buck .Every rivet, panel is an exact duplication of the original. Headlight bezels , bumpers and windscreen surrounds are custom made chrome over brass.
ENGINE - We use a later Jaguar 4.2 engine built by VSE fast road race spec using triple 45 DCOE Webers , power output can be 275 in mild tune to an exhilarating 346HP. Engine has period correct dtype cam covers , ,oil cooler and remote oil tank with period firings
GEARBOX - Either a 4speed jag box with overdrive or a Getrag 5 speed.
INTERIOR -Bespoke period correct leather seats correct to original , your choice of connelly leather hide color . Mohair top with side windows , top boot cover and rear tonneau included and available in different colors .
Period correct Chronometric rev counter , smiths / Lucas gauges , switches , mirrors .
Custom made Dtype steering wheel to match original .
EXTERIOR-Painted to your choice of color . Period correct ,chrome over brass headlight bezels , windscreen surround , side windows , .All light fixtures are period correct NOS Lucas .Car comes with exterior luggage rack and spare wheel. Leather bonnet straps .
Side exhaust as original available with and without silencer[ mine will not have one!!]
WHEELS TYRES - 5 x Reproduction of the 3 piece 16 inch Dunlop Knock off alloy wheels fitted to the Racing types .Powdercoated in silver or painted Magnesium silver. Dunlop vintage racing tyres.
REGISTRATION- car comes with V 5. 1955-1965 period Jaguar paperwork.
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