This Classic Jaguar Is Actually Brand-Spanking New

They go for a cool $1.24 million.
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They go for a cool $1.24 million.
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Only Jaguar can sell you a brand-new classic Jaguar. The iconic British sports car maker sold a model called the XKSS from 1954 to 1956, when it planned a limited production run of just 25 cars. 

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However, the last nine of those planned cars were destroyed in a factory fire while awaiting shipment to the U.S., leaving only 16 original XKSS cars ever since.

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But now, Jaguar is completing that run, building nine new XKSS cars to replace the lost ones. They showed off the first of these 2016-built classics at the Los Angeles Auto Show.

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Each of these $1.24 million beauties is already sold, so put away your wallet. Deliveries to customers start in 2017.

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These are completely new cars, but built exactly like the originals, using the old drawings and by carefully measuring the existing cars to ensure accuracy.

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How hard can that be? It takes the English craftsmen 10,000 hours of labor to complete each car. Hence the price tag.

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