1956 jaguar xke




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  • Results 1 - 15 of 15 JAGUAR XK DHC, TOTAL RESTORATION BY JOHN MAY BETWEEN 3, MILES SINCE RESTORATION BRITISH.

    The Jaguar E-Type, or the Jaguar XK-E for the North American market, is a British sports car that was manufactured by Jaguar Cars Ltd between and

    Classics on Autotrader has listings for new and used Jaguar XK Classics for sale near you. See prices, photos and find dealers near you.

    1956 jaguar xke

    1956 jaguar xke

    When leaving the factory the car was originally fitted with Dunlop 6. Welcome to PTT bumper! Retrieved 24 May Be cautious of underpriced items.

    1956 jaguar xke

    1956 jaguar xke

    1956 jaguar xke

    1956 jaguar xke

    1956 jaguar xke

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    To anyone for whom the automobile is more about romance than utility, the Jaguar XKE ranks among the most important cars ever created. And not only for its virtues as a vehicle. Sports Cars Image Gallery. Yes, in itself the Jaguar XKE was a very exciting sports car, combining speed with style, savagery with civility. But then, Jaguar devotees had come to expect that from their marque. The Jaguar XKE was something more -- much more. There are enthusiasts who hold that racing is the highest of the automotive arts, and thus a roadgoing automobile must be derived from racing experience.

    For them, a sports car based on a competition car is the best car. Such disciples perceive a natural link between the demands of the speedway and the pleasures of the open highway, and believe fervently that "racing improves the breed. Here was a sports car that was not only exquisitely pleasing to look at and exciting to drive in every way, but one sired directly by a racing car.

    1956 jaguar xke

    And not just any racing car, but the Jaguar D-Type , which had won the world's most prestigious sports-car race three years running, in , and Though the XKE did not appear until , it was quite clearly the D 's lineal descendant, an honest and genuine attempt to adapt the LeMans car's performance technology to everyday use -- to tame the racer for the road.

    Jaguar did literally that as a first step. Late in , the company began converting the actual customer-version D-Type racer into a highway-capable sports car. Labeled XK-SS, it was convincing proof that there was more to the job of taming wild beasts than draping them in harness. The XK-SS was not exactly a failure as a sports car, but it was one of those unfortunate ones whose failings seem to outnumber their finer points.

    1956 jaguar xke

    A "yes, but," sort of car. To begin with, the project was a ploy, and everybody knew it. It's hard to see it from the vantage point of today, when all such cars are so immensely valuable, but at the time, the D-Type was an aging athlete.

    It still had some good runs left in it-including another Le Mans victory -- and was more widely honored than ever, but retirement was looming. Faster racers were springing up all over.

    In a frank attempt to wring some added value from an obsolescent design, Jaguar hit on the idea of fitting some "production" D-Types with full road equipment. That would suit eligibility rules for the C-Production racing class of the Sports Car Club of America, but meant building at least examples. Jaguar might have a hard time placing that many with true racers.

    1956 jaguar xke

    Still, perhaps some customers in the U. See more sports car pictures. Labeled XK-SS, it was convincing proof that there was more to the job of taming wild beasts than draping them in harness The XK-SS was not exactly a failure as a sports car, but it was one of those unfortunate ones whose failings seem to outnumber their finer points.

    For more on Jaguar and other great cars, see: Check out more information on the great sporting cars. How Sports Cars Work: Get the lowdown on hundreds of fantastic sports cars from the s to today. Learn about the world's most coveted automobiles in these illustrated profiles.

    Steve McQueen's 1956 Jaguar XKSS



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