Team CJ Jaguar XKSS
Build log by Dan Mooney
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Inspired by the famous Steve McQueen XKSS (pictured) this fabulous Jaguar will feature an original peg drive wheel spinner from the actual McQueen car, obtained when the car was restored by Lynx Engineering in England between 1985 and 1988.               

This 100% road legal flying machine is a Jaguar to its core. Based upon and titled as a 1957 Jaguar, this particular Team CJ XKSS will feature a 4.7L Stage Two E Type engine producing around 390 HP and 440 ft/lbs of torque. The drive train, including independent front and rear suspension and upgraded steering and brakes, is also derived from a Jaguar E Type.

Preparing to trial fit the rebuilt front and rear suspension in the CJ Workshop.

Storage for McQueen's Marlboros and Persol shades
Genuine XKSS speedo is a fantastic accessory
for this car

We are excited to have sourced a genuine, original, unrestored D Type/XKSS speedometer for our XKSS project.

It is now time to start building the drive train for this exciting project.

This particular Team CJ XKSS will be LHD

Construction closely follows the original, with most
panels riveted or TIG welded

IRS rebuild already underway

Actual spinner from the legendary McQueen XKSS

Iconic badging
The famous Steve McQueen XKSS

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