Lot 253 - 1965 Jaguar S-Type 3.8

Lot 253 - 1965 Jaguar S-Type 3.8

Lot 253 - 1965 Jaguar S-Type 3.8

Lot Number 253
Registration CSA 888C
Chassis Number 1B54494DN
Engine Number 73573468
Odometer reading 49,931 miles
Estimate £10,000 - £14,000
Result Sold - £15,680
  • Manual transmission with overdrive
  • Retrimmed interior

With a production run from 1963 to 1968 the Jaguar S-Type was a sophisticated development of the Jaguar Mk. II. This new model was technically more sophisticated than the Mk. II. and was considered a more luxurious alternative. Available with either a 3.4 or 3.8 litre XK engine and featured various styling and interior changes and a longer body. Although a heavier car than the one it followed the new cars independent rear suspension allowed faster cornering and provided a much smoother ride for rear passengers with the consensus that the S-Type offered significant improvements in road holding, safety and comfort over the Mk. II. A description from the time sums it up ‘a convenient family car, a businessman’s express and a grand tourer’.

This 3.8 litre version of the Jaguar S-Type was registered in June 1965 and looks well in the classic colour combination of Old English White with red leather interior. This traditional look is enhanced with whitewall tyres. The interior of this S-Type has benefitted from being retrimmed at some point and displays the glorious walnut veneered dashboard and door cappings which is synonymous with classic Jaguars of this period. The S-Type was a popular car with police forces throughout the country due to the models swift performance and good road-holding. This desirable manual version features overdrive and when requested the 3.8 litre engine fired into life. Offered to auction with a V5C registration document, this Jaguar is an opportunity to enter classic car ownership with a relatively modest outlay.

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