1968 Jaguar S-Type 3.4S
The Jaguar S-type was launched in 1963 and was based on the styling of the Jaguar Mk2, which had been launched four years earlier.
At first glance there is little to tell the two apart, but an expert eye will be drawn to the extended rear bodywork, thinner chrome bumpers and larger indicators. Though a different model, the S-type was essentially an updated version of the Mk2 that featured numerous improvements first seen in the Jaguar MkX. The S-type would fill a niche for consumers who wanted all the technological improvements that came with the larger MkX, but in a smaller package similar to the Mk2.
Among the technological improvements on offer was the independent rear suspension system that was first seen on the MkX, which offered far superior road holding to the live rear axle system used in the Mk2. Though the suspension had changed, the engines stayed the same as in the Mk2 and XK models that came before.
The S-type was hailed as being a much more capable car, particularly in adverse weather conditions.In fact, the first and most significant wave of developments came only a year after the S-type entered production, in 1964. In line with changing technology, the cross-ply tires were changed for radials, which gave the S-type even great road-holding, allowing spirited drivers to better exploit the advanced suspension setup.
ABOUT THIS CAR
Original Certificate Of Registration Available - sold new in Te Awamutu, New Zealand.
Various Servicing, WOF and Maintenance records available dating back to the 80's.
Beautiful in white with Black leather interior.
Clean straight body with very good paintwork
Good tires on chrome wire wheels
Comes complete with spare wheel and tool kit.
Runs and drives beautifully
A stunner of a car - EXTREMELY RARE to come across these in New Zealand nowadays.
Despite the fact that the Jaguar S-type is widely regarded as the better car, values have always trailed behind the Mk2. As a result, the S-type presents a fantastic way to get into a real classic Jaguar without breaking the bank.
Know that these overlooked models are superior in various ways. Whats important however is to find a good example like this one. Decent examples are rare. Good survivors aren’t common, which is why you absolutely must buy the best you can afford and the best you can find.
If you’ve got your heart set on a Jaguar Mk2 we would suggest you go for a quick spin in this S-type before you make up your mind. The improved mechanicals give the S-type much-improved handling and Values Are Sure To Rise.
Will be sold WOF'd and Registered.
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