Lot 227 - 1968 12947 S-Type Saloon
|Odometer reading||69,000 miles|
|Estimate||£6,000 - £8,000|
|Result||Sold - £7,280|
Produced from 1963 to 1968, the Jaguar S-Type was a technically more sophisticated development of the Jaguar Mk. II, offering buyers a more luxurious alternative. It was available with either 3.4 or 3.8 litre XK engines and featured longer rear bodywork among other styling and interior changes. Despite its extra weight, the S-Type's independent rear suspension allowed it to corner faster than the Mk. II, especially on uneven surfaces, providing better traction and a much smoother ride for rear seat passengers with the consensus that the S-Type offered significant improvements over the Mk. II in road holding, safety and ride comfort. Described as "a convenient family car, a businessman's express, a sports coupé and a grand tourer."
This lovely 1968 S-Type is presented in white with contrasting deep blue leather interior. With a genuine 69,000 miles recorded, it is offered with a Jaguar Heritage certificate and accompanied by over £8,000 of bills including a £2,500 engine re-build of its highly desirable 3.8 litre engine mated to a manual with overdrive gearbox.
From the extensive history file, it is clear that between 1996 and 1999 the meticulous owner spent vast sums of money and a great deal of time on this S-Type ensuring all components were as they should be. Amongst the voluminous pile of documents are entrances to classic car rallies and car shows; testament to the care and enthusiasm throughout his ownership. The car also comes with the original tool kit, operating, maintenance and servicing handbooks and service history from its original sale in 1968 to 1970. In the last 17 years, this example has covered less than 2,000 miles and has had its cylinder heads modified to run on unleaded fuel. The paintwork would benefit from some tlc but overall this is a lovely S-Type which has had much care and attention lavished on it and to drive it is a treat.
Interested parties should satisfy themselves as to the description and condition of each lot prior to the sale. Accordingly, buyers are on notice that each vehicle is offered ‘as is/as seen’ subject to the Terms and Conditions for the auction. Buyers are advised to inspect the vehicle in person or use a professional to carry out this service. Historics will not entertain disputes over descriptions.