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This 1956 Jaguar XKSS was a part of
Steve's personal garage of cars

Steve loved to drive this car FAST.

He collected so many speeding tickets in it that he had his drivers license suspended twice.

On one occasion, when with his 6 months pregnant wife Neile in the passenger seat, he was pulled over for speeding, he came up with the false excuse that she was in labour. The police dutifully raced them to the hospital, where a nurse rushed out to help Neile.

After the police had departed Steve informed the nurse that it was a 'False Alarm', and led Neile back to the Jag. Writer William Nolan quotes Steve on the incident: Neile was pissed. She didn't speak to me for the rest of the day. But, by God, it worked. I didn't get the ticket!

Steve originally purchased the car in 1959, then sold it in 1969, but nostalgia got the best of him and he repurchased it in 1977, owning it till his death in 1980.
Steve's Jaguar XKSS
Photo courtesy of Petersen Automotive Museum
www.petersen.org
Steve, the Jag, and his horse 'Doc' 
on the set of 'Wanted: Dead or Alive' in 1960