The Jaguar XKSS is probably the most sought after Jaguar ever built. There were just 16 ever made, 12 of which still exist. Steve McQueen bought his for $5,000 way back when, and it's estimated to be worth $30 million now. And on tonight's Car Matchmaker, we get to see how they keep it running.
In 1958, Steve McQueen bought this Jaguar XKSS from a local TV personality who kept it parked in a studio lot on Sunset Blvd. McQueen cajoled his wife Nellie into writing a check for $5,000—today around $40,000—and became the third owner of XKSS chassis number 713, a car that had originally been imported a year…
Jaguar is celebrating its 75th anniversary, and to commemorate the occasion we've put together our favorite examples of the breed — all seven-and-a-half of them. The best from the leaping-cat breed below.