1968 Jaguar S Type

Lot: 285

Sold for (£): 17,050
Offered for sale is a 3.8L 1968 Jaguar S Type manual that has been with the current owner for the last 3 years. Coming with a partial history file, this lot's condition scores 86 / 135.

Classic Car Auctions says:

A very well presented S-Type...The Jaguar S-Type was a major redevelopment of the Mark II. It used a mid-scale version of the Mark X independent rear suspension to replace the MkII's live rear axle and featured longer rear bodywork, among other styling and interior changes. The new model was available with either 3.4 or 3.8-litre XK engines but only in twin carburettor form as the triple carburettor setup would not fit into, what was essentially, still the Mark II engine bay. This S-Type has been the subject of an excellent restoration and the quality of the workmanship is evident on close inspection. As normal the complete bodywork was taken back to bare metal, panels replaced, carefully prepared and professionally painted in Old English White. Mechanically the car was given to acknowledged specialists, XK Engineering in Coventry for a complete engine overhaul and was converted to run on fuel injection and upgraded to a 5-speed gearbox. Their account was in excess of £13,000.The interior was the last area to be upgraded and now displays metres of fresh red leather, new matching carpets and the dashboard and door cappings were prepared and varnished with great effect, however, there are one or two small imperfections. With its wood rim steering wheel, five-speed box and new leather, the interior of this S-Type is a marvellous place to be.

A proper restoration, of a proper Jaguar, needs a proper new owner. 

Lot Details

Registration: PAX 777F RHD/LHD: Right Hand Drive
Year: 1968 Engine size: 3.8L
Make: Jaguar Odometer reading (miles): 24000
Model: S Type MOT expiry: 2016-06-05
Warranted: No Chassis number: 1B9303

Vendor Condition Report

Overall: 86 / 135

Exterior

Bodywork: Glass:
Paint: Chrome:
Trim:

Interior

Door-cards: Carpets:
Seating: Headlining:
Dashboard: Boot:

Remarks

Brand new leather and carpets. Woodwork varnished but has imperfections.

Engine

Components: Starting:
Appearance: Running:

Remarks

£13k spent at XK engineering last year.

Transmission

Gears: Drive-shaft:
Clutch:

Running Gear

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Suspension: Bearings:
Brakes: Wheels/Tyres:

Electrics

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Vehicle History

About the Condition Report

A lot's condition report is compiled based on information provided to CCA by the vendor of the lot. CCA has no access to lots prior to a sale but does review its condition on the day of the sale. CCA strongly recommends viewing a lot prior to a sale as it cannot guarantee the accuracy of the information provided.
Poor Numerous faults / Extensive damage / Many missing parts / Project or donor car
Fair Basic condition / Requires attention mechanically & cosmetically / Some damage / Some missing parts
Good Every-day useable classic car / Driven & enjoyed / Commensurate with age & mileage / Drives and looks as it should / Some vehicle history
Very good Almost pristine / Mechanically & cosmetically sound / Driven only occasionally / Extensive vehicle history
Excellent Pristine / Original / Documented nut & bolt ground-up restoration / Stored professionally / Trailered only / Complete vehicle history