Steve McQueen’s Jaguar XK-SS at The Quail

Steve McQueen's Jaguar XK-SS at The Quail

While perusing the incredible machines at The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering, I came upon this very rare Jaguar XK-SS. Formerly Steve McQueen’s own Jaguar XK-SS, the car is now owned by the Peterson Automotive Museum in Los Angeles, CA.

The XK-SS is a fascinating automobile, literally a street legal racing car. When Jaguar had finished racing the legendary D-Type in 1955 they had 25 unsold D-Type chassis left over. They decided to turn those Le Mans-winning race car chassis into road cars for sale to private customers. A fire at the factory destroyed 9 of the 25 chassis, but the remaining 16 survive to this day, and are each worth a fortune.

It is always incredible to see an XK-SS in person, it is a most proper Jag. See Steve McQueen in the car below.

Steve McQueen Jaguar XK-SS Green Rat

-Nick Walker

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