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XKSS760

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 XKSS760 2 September 1957
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Record Creation: Entered on 16 April 2020.

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2009-04-14 18:56:47 | pauls writes:

According to "Jaguar D Type & XKSS" by Graham Robson car was dispatched Aug. 2, 1957. Exported to Canada.

2020-04-16 09:51:34 | pauls writes:

The car's history is provided in Terry Larson's book "JAGUAR C-type, D-type & Lightweight E-type Register". Originally D-type XKD557, sold to Peter Hessler 10/20/57 of Quebec who raced it using the name Peter Templar, Hessler converted the car back to a D-type and entered a number of races. The car was soon bought by Stanley McRobert (who previously owned XKSS716) who raced the car several times who sold the car probably around 1969. Next known ower was Jean Guy Pilon of Montreal who it seems owned the car for only about a year. Next known owner was EA (Ted) Iler of Montreal who advertised the car for sale in December of '67. The car was then rebuilt by Bill Strohm of Pasadena, California. Next known owner was John Mozart also of California followed by Warren Collins of Massachusetts then James Dale of Toronto and put on display at the Henry Ford Museum. By '83 the car was sold to Historical Automobile Preservation LLC of California and toured in various events.

2020-04-17 09:00:31 | pauls writes:

10/19 post by jermaster found at: bringatrailer.com/member/jermaster/

My father owned XKSS #760 from 1970 to 1989. He bought it when we lived in LA (the car relocated to Toronto in 1973). He found it listed in the LA Times classifieds – a two line ad from a private seller in Pasadena. I don’t remember what he paid – but I do remember the seller coming to our house and selecting some nice furnishings from the house as partial payment (my mother was super pissed!). He used the car in LA quite regularly – driving back and forth to work often. The car exuded excitement at every level and as an eight year old, there was nowhere I would rather be than in the passenger seat of that car. Later, I drove the car on multiple occasions and it never failed to inspire me – it had everything a true sports car needed to have and nothing more.

2020-09-09 10:00:08 | Nonni Iler writes:

My father was E.A. (Ted) Iler

He owned XKSS760 and did considerable work on it.

He worked at Performance Motors before going into bio-mechanical engineering in hospitals in Montreal and Hamilton.

He did work on prosthetics including being involved with the design work and build of Terry Fox’s leg, the Bradford Stretcher, which is used in vertical rescues, and he worked on countless other devices and surgical machinery that bettered people’s lives.

The Jaguar was his pride-and-joy.

He sold it in 1967 when he started a family.

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