Come See Steve McQueen’s Jaguar XKSS at This Year’s Show

In 1958, Steve McQueen bought this Jaguar XKSS from a local TV personality who kept it parked in a studio lot on Sunset Boulevard. McQueen cajoled his wife Nellie into writing a check for $5,000 — today around $40,000 — and became the third owner of XKSS chassis No. 713, a car that had originally been imported a year earlier by Jaguar North America. It had been purchased new by a man who helped develop Riverside Raceway. The ingraining of motorsports history, even tangentially, was only appropriate. McQueen was early in his career and showing glimpses of the potential hell-raising that would come at the height of his powers; that the Jaguar, with its stubby proportions, inflated curves and race-derived everything, appealed to him was only natural. Read full article

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June 02, 2018
Boys Republic, Chino Hills CA
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