The XK-SS Gooding & Company will auction at Amelia Island next month, chassis XK-SS 716, was delivered new to Montreal, Canada, where it was raced with success between 1957 and 1961.
XK-SS 716 passed through the hands of several prominent Jaguar enthusiasts, and eventually retired to the world of vintage rallies. The current owner acquired XK-SS 716 nearly two decades ago.
In the past decade, XK-SS 716 received a complete, show-quality restoration by UK-based marque specialist Pearsons Engineering. XK-SS 716 made its concours debut at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance in 2010, where a special XK-SS class reunited 12 of the 16 original cars on the Pebble Beach greens.
Since this outing, XK-SS 716 has been shown at Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este and participated on vintage tours in Europe and North America.
A decade has passed since one of the original 16 XK-SS was offered at public auction, with most examples well ensconced in private collections. Little surprise the estimate is $16-$18 million.