1965 Jaguar (Mk2) 3.8 S-Type, Auto, PAS Sold

This beautiful car is a fine example of the Jaguar ‘S’ Series, with a great deal of Service History to hand. It was featured on the front cover of Classic and Sportscar magazine in January 1988 carrying the title ‘So Cheap its Criminal’. The article inside runs to five pages. The Jaguar was shown at the NEC Classic Car show in 1995, where it was purchased by an Irish garage owner and subsequently re-registered in Ireland as ZV 6053 before being repatriated to UK in 2016 and reunited with it’s original DVLA Registration Mark CUU 59C.

The body is in A1 condition with factory perfect door gaps, has been repainted to high standard’ and it remains in superb order having covered less than 4000 miles in the last 21 years. The newly re-Connolised cream leather interior and re-polished woodwork contrast well with the eye-catching Cranberry Metalic coachwork. Remote central locking and electric windows are installed as well as chrome knock-on wire wheels. All chrome replated. A full stainless steel exhaust system has been recently fitted. It is Automatic with Intermediate Hold. With Moto-Lite wood rim steering wheel. Twin fuel tanks. Period Motorola push-button radio and modern digital Pioneer Stereo/CD player.

The extensive history file contains the original green log book, the old V5, no less than 3 stamped up service books, the owner’s handbook, lubrication chart, old MOTs, original sales brochure and sales and service invoices. The original tool kit (in near mint cond) is present, along with factory service and parts manuals. There is of course, a copy of aforementioned Classic and Sportscar magazine

This most attractive and luxurious motorcar is now ready for the show ring – for more info call/text John on 07909 231414 anytime. 

Marque History

The S-Type was a major redevelopment of the Mark 2. It used a mid-scale version of the Mark X Independent Rear Suspension to replace the Mark 2’s live rear axle and featured longer rear bodywork, among other styling and interior changes. The S-Type was available with either 3,4 or 3,8 litre XK engines but only in twin carburettor form because the triple carb setup would not fit into what was essentially still the Mark 2 engine bay. The S-Type remained on sale until the arrival of the Jaguar XJ6 in 1968.