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This superb example is newly restored in Gloss Black and Tobacco Leather, and features a 4.2 wet sump engine. Recently converted in our workshop from Lynx D-Type to XKSS, as Jaguar did in period, this car is in stunning condition throughout, and ready for the summer.
According to its Lynx chassis number this particular Lynx D-Type was constructed in 1986, and was the 31st car built in what I believe was a total of production of around 50+ cars. Lynx almost always used a Series 2 E-Type as their donor car, and the XKSS also bears an E-Type chassis number.
This car started life as a Long Nose D Type, painted Ecurie Ecosse Blue (the Scottish Racing Colours), and was acquired by The Old Racing Car Company in 2013 for conversion into an XKSS . We undertook this work exactly as Jaguar did in the 1950s when it had a backlog of unsold D-Types. The solution then was to create a road-going D-Type and as result the XKSS was born.
The conversion work took nine months during which time the XKSS was been fitted with a brand new bonnet, built to FIA Specification, and had had the tail completely modified to accept a hood and tonneau, following the removal of the stabilising fin. Door profiles were changed, the interior reupholstered, a brand new windscreen and side screens made, brand new luggage rack and bumpers fitted. The car was also stripped and repainted gloss black.
We also have another Lynx XKSS with 3.8 dry sump engine, lovely patina and excellent provenance. Please see Page 2 of Stock.