|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. Available with either 3.4 or 3.8-litre XK engines but only in twin carburettor form because the triple carburettor setup would not fit into what was essentially still the Mark 2 engine bay.
By the time of the S-Type’s release in 1964, the Mark 2 remained an unexpectedly strong seller despite its age. Although the Mark X was selling less well than hoped, especially in its intended market of the USA, Sir William decided to retain all three models in the Jaguar range concurrently. The Mark X was renamed “420G” in 1966 and was joined by another new model, the 4.2-litre 420. The 420 was developed to replace the S-Type but because some demand remained for the S-Type, all four saloon models (Mark 2, S-Type, 420 and 420G) remained on sale until the arrival of the Jaguar XJ6 in 1968. The XJ6 replaced all but the 420G in the Jaguar range
This beautiful example has been in the same family ownership for around 32 years and is matching numbers and original colour.
She has been continually maintained and cherished resulting in a very original S Type but with the benefit of IRS rebuilt,repainted several years ago and some chrome refinished.
There is a lovely history file which includes original service books ,brochures and handbooks even the original bill of sale in 1968.
Finished in British racing Green she also has the benefit of a manual overdrive gearbox enabling easy high speed cruising if necessary.
Supplied fully inspected, serviced and with a comprehensive 12 month warranty.