1967 Jaguar S-Type

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1967
  • Car type 
    Other
  • Chassis number 
    P1B1760DN
  • Engine number 
    7B89188
  • Lot number 
    503
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Opalescent Dark Blue
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other

Description

The S-Type was a major redevelopment of the Mk.2usinga mid-scale version of the Mark10'sindependent rear suspension to replace the Mk.2's live rear axle and featured longer rear bodywork, along with other styling and interior changesThis is an original UK, 210bhp 3.4-litre car with the desirable manual overdrive gearboxBare metal repaint in stunning Opalescent Dark Blue.Beautiful and original red upholsteryJust 71,891miles and two owners from new. Original books and 1967-issued 'green'logbookJaguar had bought Daimler in 1960, primarily to expand production facilities, and the Daimler 2-Litre V-8 Saloon was subsequently launched in November 1962. Just one year earlier, Jaguar had introduced the Mark 10, and it was to be the first of a new generation of luxury Jaguar saloons which offered super accommodation with a nod to the E-Types sporting pedigree, as they shared similar independent rear suspension and the same engine. However, there was still a huge demand for a more luxurious Jaguar saloon with more compact dimensions and, once the new Daimler had been released, Sir William Lyons decided to combine the major improvements of the Mark 10 with the tried and trusted engineering of the Mark 2.The result was arguably "the ultimate Mk 2" - the Jaguar S-Type Saloon, which was introduced in September 1963. The car was available with either a 210 bhp 3.4-litre or the 220 bhp 3.8-litre XK engine, and it was very similar to the Mark 2 in regards to the dimensions and running gear, except that the S-Type used Jaguars fabulous new independent rear suspension. The bodywork was extended to provide more boot space, and the roofline was changed to provide more headroom, making for a much more commodious and comfortable car. The interior was considerably more luxurious with a Mk10-style Walnut facia and wider front seats etc. and the front of the car was also updated, sporting slimmer, more stylish bumpers.Performance was exceptional for a luxury four-door saloon of the time, and the suspension provided not only substantially better handling but also a very comfortable ride for four passengers, especially those in the rear seats. The new S-Type was a triumph commercially, and at the conclusion of the cars relatively short production in 1968, nearly 25,000 examples had been produced.Today we are offering one of the most delightful S-Type Jaguars we have ever seen. Its finished in the most glorious shade of Jaguar Opalescent Dark Blue, which retains a shine so deep you could almost dive into it, the shut lines look factory tight, the brightwork gleams and the chrome wire wheels appear box fresh. The exceptional original red leather interior is exactly as you hope to find it, not shiny and first day back from the trimmers but gently patinated, mellow, lived in. The Walnut dashboard and door cappings are excellent as are the carpets, door cards, headlining, instruments and controls. All in all, a lovely place to be. The car is fitted with the legendary 210bhp, 3.4-litre, 6-cylinder XK engine, mated to an all-synchro, manual, four-speed/ overdrive gearbox and the desirable factory fitted power steering option.With this well-presented motor car is an equally well presented History File. Both of its previous owners appear to have been particularly fastidious, certainly when it comes to keeping records. The Jaguar was first registered on 23/03/1967 to one Iorwerth Smith of Tredegar in South Wales and you can imagine the net curtains in Commercial Street twitching when Mr Smith pulled up in his shiny brand new Jaguar. There are numerous invoices in the file that relate to Mr Smiths ownership and there was a documented change of speedo head on 16/02/1982. The old instrument was indicating 58,994 when it failed and it was replaced by a second-hand unit that was reading 4,561 miles when it was installed. Pleasingly he has kept a yearly mileage/MOT log from that point up until 2/11/98 indicating that the Jaguar only covered 7,110 miles in those 12 years. After 32 years of cherished ownership, Mr Smith decided to part with the Jaguar and sold it to the highly respected Hurst Park Automobiles. The decision was made to totally dismantle the car and to repaint it in its current coat of Jaguar Opalescent Dark Blue, perfectly complementing the sumptuous original red leather trim.In 1999, the S-Type quickly became the property of Dennis Creasy of Leatherhead in exchange for 17,000, probably the highest price ever paid for an S-Type at the time, such was the quality. He obviously shared Mr Smiths tidy nature as the history file was expanded over the years with MOTs and invoices for routine maintenance including one for a set of new Chrome Wire Wheels and tyres totalling 1,236. He was to keep the car for the next twenty years, until early 2019 when it joined our vendors collection. In addition to dozens of invoices, the file includes 34 MOTs, the original Green Logbook, V5s, and the original Jaguar wallet containing the Owners Handbook, Dealer Directory, Radiomobile Operating Instructions, a Lubrication Chart and even some Fuel Ration Books!With a warranted mileage of 71,891 (only 12,897 since 1982), an interesting history, and presented in this condition, this classic Jaguar would be welcome anywhere. They are actually a much better car than the feted Mk2, yet seem to be far more affordable, a situation that is beginning to end. Book an appointment to view this lovely S-Type, you wont be disappointed.1967 Jaguar S-Type 3.4https://youtu.be/8s5ZAyZ7Hmcfalse