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1965 Jaguar S-Type 3.4
This 1965 Jaguar S-Type has been restored inside and out and is confirmed as a matching-numbers example in its original specification. Power is drawn from a 3.4-litre inline six-cylinder engine which outputs 157kW/293Nm to the rear wheels. This car comes equipped with a four-speed manual transmission and can reach a top speed of 185km/h. This example currently shows 70,070 miles on its odometer.
The Jaguar S-Type is a luxurious saloon car of the 1960s and succeeded the Mark 2 with myriad technical enhancements. It utilised the best bits of both the Mark X and Mark 2 to create a capable all-round touring car that could be used as a family car, a businessman’s express, a sports coupe or a grand tourer. Chief among all revelations was the adoption of independent rear suspension which aided ride comfort and traction. Additionally, over the Mk2, the S-Type also featured more space and grace. The S-Type is often overlooked when compared to its contemporary stablemates, though enthusiasts will tell you its understated elegance and technical benefits see it as the better car.
Finished in an off-white colour on the outside and upholstered with a red interior, this S-Type’s period specification is set-off by woodgrain interior trim and lashings of exterior chromework. It rides on a set of 15-inch Jaguar wire wheels which come wrapped in Michelin rubber. There are no obvious modifications to this car’s original specification, though it is fitted with an aftermarket head unit.
According to the Heritage Trust Certificate supplied with the car, it was delivered new to Kuala Lumpur through the official Malaysian distributor, Duff & Co. This certificate also confirms it is a matching-numbers car and wears its original specification. The car saw extensive restoration works through the 2000s including a rebuild of the engine, suspension, brakes, and bodywork repairs. More recent owners have addressed items such as the carburettors, fuel pump, clutch pedal, and a new radiator core. Servicing work has been completed through a variety of independent Jaguar specialists.
The exterior condition of this S-Type has benefitted from proper care, with paintwork that reflects strongly and next to no signs of damage observed on its bodywork. The chromework exhibits the expected signs of light scratching and could benefit from a polish, though the rest of the vehicle has fared remarkably well over its life. The wire wheels show in excellent, polished condition, while the tyres display a decent level of tread remaining.
Inside the cabin this Jaguar S-Type shows off its restoration well. The red upholstery holds strong and displays no rips, marks, or tears. The red carpeting looks in great condition, as does the extensive woodgrain trim on the dash and doors. All switchgear and dials look to be in fine order and this car has been fitted with air conditioning.
This car will be sold with the original owners handbook, service manual and a history file. It also comes with a complete original small tools kit.
To the best of the sellers knowledge, this listing is accurate and not misleading in anyway. As per Trading Garage’s Terms and Conditions, although Trading Garage have completed the following checks, bidders must satisfy themselves to the accuracy of the description and do any research, they feel necessary before bidding. All listings are sold in Australian dollars. This vehicle is currently unregistered and there are no security interests registered on the PPSR against the serial number. It is not recorded as stolen or written off.
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