THROWBACK THURSDAY. Jay Leno gets an in-depth tour of the ‘Green Rat’, a pristine 1956 Jaguar XKSS King of Cool Steve McQueen actually bought twice, and which twice cost him his driving licence
Steve McQueen's 1956 Jaguar XKSS from the Petersen Automotive Museum
Jaguar announced this week that it’s going to build nine new super-exclusive Jaguar XKSS models, based on the original 1950s design and costing well into six figures. So, for this week’s Throwback Thursday, we thought we’d look into what made the XKSS so special in its day. Who better to run us through the car’s history than Jay Leno? With the help of the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles, Jay spent some time in 2014 with the exclusive Jaguar of movie legend Steve McQueen and delved into the appeal of what Jaguar says is the “world’s first supercar”.