1966 Jaguar S-Type – SOLDJohn2019-01-25T19:46:43+00:00
1966 Jaguar (Mk2*) 3,4 S-Type AUTO ….Sold
Fully restored car with new interior!
*The S-Type was a major redevelopment of the Mark 2, combining the best features of both the Mk2 and the luxury MkX.
This beautiful, show-standard example is now back in UK from America, after lengthy hibernation.
Exported to the USA in the seventies where it remained for over 40 years. In the early nineties the car was fully prepared to a high professional standard, but only driven very sparingly until being placed in long term storage prior to being repatriated to the UK about 3 years ago.
Walking round the car today, the bodywork, including the underside, is totally corrosion free, obviously never see rain. The Ivory paint finish is exceptional and the body shut-lines are all factory perfect. All the bright work is very good and possibly all original too.
The interior is fully re-upholstered in beige leather, and the headlining renewed along with the carpets and doorcards. The woodwork is nicely polished. The boot is in spotless order and the original Jaguar toolkit is also present and correct.
The engine performs well and registers textbook oil pressure (60 psi on start up). The auto gearbox is smooth in operation and the Intermediate Hold is fully functional.
All the ancillaries work as they should, and the car is suitable for showing or long-distance touring in style. Any form of engineering inspection is welcomed in our workshops.
The cost of restoring another car to this standard today would be eye-watering, so here is an opportunity to acquire a legendary British Classic for a very modest outlay. This car will appreciate in value as the years roll by, so invest and enjoy!
For more details call or text John on 07909 231414.
Car comes with V5, MOT to Nov 2019 with no advisories, Workshop Manual, Original Jag S Owner’s Manual and free Historic Road.
*History of the Jaguar S-Type
The Jaguar S-Type made its bow on the 30th September 1963 and was intended by Jaguar to combine the virtues of the Mk X and the Mk 2. It had the independent rear suspension of the former and the front coil spring with dual wishbones of the former. Its body looked very similar to the Mk 2 but the boot was longer, the roof line was flatter so as to give more headroom for rear seat passengers, and there were peaks over the headlamps. There were also Mk X style front indicators. Engine choices were the familiar 3.4-litre and 3.8-litre I-6 DHOC units driving the rear wheels, with the same Dunlop braking system as fitted to the Mk 2.
Jaguar intended the S-Type to offer more space and comfort than its cheaper stablemate, and so there was a more elaborate heating system and reclining backrests for the front occupants.
Many an S-Type owner will tell you that their Jaguar of choice combines the best of the Mk 2 and the Mk X. In the 1960s the S-Type was regarded as the best handling Browns Lane saloon (a point subsequently appreciated by many a Sweeney villain) and each variant has a very individual charm. An early 3.4S manual sans power steering has genuine vintage charm while a 3.8S automatic can cruise almost as well as a Mk X – and is considerably easier to park.
The S-Type remained on sale until the arrival of the Jaguar XJ6 in 1968.