1968 Jaguar S-Type 3.4 Automatic
From 22 year ownership; fully restored between '91-'93 at a cost of £23,000+Vat including fitment of XJ6 upgrade parts, a rebuilt engine and new auto 'box; driven 50 miles to the sale
Dating from May 1968, this lovely old S-Type must be one of the smartest we’ve seen in recent years and was driven to the sale from Pershore by the reluctant long term owner who’s enjoyed this beauty for nearly 23 years.
The car was fully restored by the previous owner through the early 90’s (91-93) by the expert hand of a leading classic Jag restoration firm in Exeter, Paul Kynaston. The costs and detail of which are all documented in the car’s history file, suffice to say the cost was in excess of £23,000 plus Vat.
The car has since formed part of a private Jaguar collection with our vendor who looked after it ‘in-house’ and has always been garaged and covered. From 2015 until recently, the car was taken off the road and stored properly on blocks due to ill-health and has recently been re-commissioned for use by Worcester Classic cars at a cost of £1,794 including a new hi-torq starter motor, new fuel pump and PAS seals.
The history file contains a multitude of old MOTs (17) dating from 1993-2015, and is of course now exempt, the current and old style V5C/log books, original hand book and maintenance guide, correspondence relating to the purchase and supply of the car by Paul Kynaston Classic Cars in 1990 at 49,736 miles for £7,500 ahead of the works subsequently carried out.
The 3.4 engine was fully rebuilt in 1991 during the work, re-bored with 8.1:1 pistons, re-ground crank with a new oil pump, timing chains and recon cylinder head with supply of a new automatic gearbox at the same time at a cost of £5,875. The car was then bare metal stripped and painted in the original colour costing £3,450. The car was also fitted with XJ6 carbs, XJ6 brakes and XJS rear brake callipers and Kenlow fan kit.
In addition, the car was subject to a complete interior re-trim including new leather seat covers, carpets, door panels and furflex along with re-chroming the bumper and grill costing £3,525 in June 1993. The car was finally collected in July 1993 with a re-set odometer (MOT’d June 1993 at 00012 miles – the car currently showing 18,683 miles).
Another file includes bills dating from the mid to late '90s showing regular maintenance including replacement door locks, replacement camshaft and other works and a couple of insurance valuation certificates and useful spares info.
Ready to be enjoyed!
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