Lot 261 - 1966 Jaguar S-Type (3.8 Litre)
|Odometer reading||32,279 miles|
|Estimate||£13,000 - £17,000|
Produced from 1963 to 1968, the Jaguar S-Type was technically a 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. It was described as 'a convenient family car, a businessman's express, a sports coupé and a grand tourer.'
This well presented example is finished in burgundy coachwork over a beige leather interior and is fitted with the desirable 3.8 litre engine mated to a Borg Warner automatic gearbox. The paintwork is generally very good and retains a deep shine and the interior is very pleasant, the seats and carpets look to have been renewed in more recent times and the wood veneer dashboard is well. Offered with previous MoT test certificates, a leather Jaguar wallet with booklets, the UK V5 registration document and a Jaguar Heritage Dating Certificate.
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