Lot 115 - 1965 Jaguar S-Type 3.8

Lot 115 - 1965 Jaguar S-Type 3.8

Lot 115 - 1965 Jaguar S-Type 3.8

Lot Number 115
Registration CSA 888C
Chassis Number 1B54494DN
Engine Number 73573468
Odometer reading 49,935 miles
Estimate No Reserve
Result Sold - £10,754
  • Manual gearbox with overdrive
  • Significant recent work carried out
  • New tyres recently fitted

The Jaguar Mk. II was a medium size saloon built from 1959 to 1969 as a successor to the 2.4 and 3.4 litre models which were manufactured between 1957 and 1959. It was a handsome, powerful and good handling saloon which was offered with a choice of three six-cylinder twin cam engines; 2.4 litre, 3.4 litre or 3.8 litre. After the appreciation of the Mk.I, Jaguar’s successor was well received making a good car even better.  Similar in appearance, but with a bigger glass area, it boasted a wider track to improve road holding together with minor front suspension changes to reduce body roll and all-round disc rather than drum brakes. Raced by all the top drivers of the day including Graham Hill, Roy Salvadori and Michael Parkes, the Mk. II has scored victories throughout saloon car races in the sixties and was also raced across Europe in the Tour De France and Monte Carlo rally.

Originally registered on 17th June 1965, this 3.8 litre version of the Jaguar S-Type looks good 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 brisk performance and good road-holding. This desirable manual gearbox example features overdrive and when requested, the 3.8 litre engine fired into life. The vendor has invoices for a front brake, master cylinder and handbrake overhaul and also for an engine service, re-sealing of the steering box and carburettor overhaul. The rear subframe has also been out and new bushes fitted, both fuel tanks have been removed and overhauled, painted and weather proofed. Offered to auction with a V5C registration document and a Jaguar Heritage Certificate, these handsome Jaguar’s always create interest when offered to auction.

Guide £10,000-£14,000

 

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