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For Sale: 1966 Jaguar S-Type in St. Louis, Missouri

Vehicle Description

1966 Jaguar 3.8 S-Type Sedan ?Same owner for the past 11 years ?Left-hand drive American Market S-Type ?One of only 6,260 Jaguar S-Types made in 1966 ?Rebuilt numbers matching 220HP 3.8L DOHC, 12-valve straight six-cylinder engine with twin SU carburetors ?Four-speed synchromesh manual transmission with Laycock overdrive and 3.77 gearing ?Power front and rear disc brakes and optional Burman power steering ?Stunning Opalescent Silver Blue exterior (code 2640) ?Blue Connolly Leather and Wilton Wool interior ?Dunlop four-wheel disc brakes ?Rain (fog) lights and chrome wire wheels Sinewy, sexy and stylish, Jaguar?s 3.8 S-Type was only in production for six model years. It helped transform Jaguar?s image worldwide. This example is one of only 6,260 S-Types made in 1966 and is handsomely optioned with a 220HP 3.8 twin cam engine, 4-speed manual transmission, Laycock overdrive and Burman power steering! Deemed a more luxurious alternative without the size and expense of the Mark X, this cat is finished in stunning Opalescent Silver Blue exterior (code 2640) which is in overall excellent condition. The car has undergone one professional glass out repaint. The body is straight and solid, the engine bay is very tidy, and the chrome bumpers fit well to the body. This example has rare options ? rain (fog) lights and chrome wire wheels. This car rolls on Dunlop radials, size 185R15 at every corner. Each tire is mounted to a factory chrome wire wheel. The tires and wheels are all in very good order. Under the bonnet is the original rebuilt 220HP 3.8L, DOHC, 12-valve inline six-cylinder engine with twin SU HD-8 carburetors. A complete, professional rebuild was performed by Coventry West, with about 1,600 miles added since completion. This motor is hitched to a four-speed synchromesh manual transmission with a Laycock A-type overdrive. Backing all of this up is a 3.77:1 final drive. Driver convenience features include air-conditioning, power steering and power four-wheel disc brakes. The S-Type used the same subframe mounted, coil sprung, twin wishbone front suspension as the Mark 2. The car?s rear suspension was a revelation at the time of its introduction and remained the benchmark against which others were judged until the 1980s. Essentially a double wishbone setup, it uses the driveshaft as the upper wishbone. It carries the drive, braking, suspension and damping units in a single fabricated steel crossbridge, which is isolated from the bodyshell by rubber blocks. Including this suspension in the S-Type necessitated the development of a new crossbridge suitable for its 54-inch track, coming as it did between the 58-inch track in the Mark X and 50-inch track of the E-Type. Major changes were made to the S-Type's steering system. The Burman power steering system in the Mark 2, with its 4.3 turns lock-to-lock, was replaced by a higher-geared Burman unit of 3.5 turns lock-to-lock, which linked the input shaft and hydraulic valve by a torsion spring to improve its ?feel.? Inside, the car features a medium blue interior which contrasts nicely with the exterior. The seats were reupholstered in the correct Connolly Leather and below is the correct Wilton wool carpet. The headliner matches the rest of the interior and looks good. The two-spoke steering wheel, inner door panels with wood accents and burled wood dashboard are all in very good condition. In 1966, a dashboard switch was provided for the heated rear window, which had previously remained ?on? as long as the ignition was on, leading to instances of dead batteries. A floor-mounted shifter and a Pioneer AM/FM stereo with CD player hides in the glovebox; the original AM radio is in place but not connected. The Jaguar Mark 2 was introduced in 1959 and sold throughout most of the 1960s. It has a live rear axle and is powered by the XK six-cylinder engine first used in the Jaguar XK120 of 1948. In the Mark 2 the engine was available in 2.4, 3.4 and 3.8-litre capacities. In 1961 Jaguar launched two new models. The full size Jaguar Mark X saloon (pronounced mark ten) used Jaguar's new independent rear suspension and a triple SU carburetor version of the 3.8-litre XK engine. The other new car for 1961 was the Jaguar E-Type sports car, which shared the same 3.8-litre engine as the Mark X and a scaled-down version of the independent rear suspension. 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. The S-Type was available with either 3.4 or 3.8-litre XK engines but only in twin carburetor form because the triple carburetor setup would not fit into what was essentially still the Mark 2 engine bay. By the time of the S-Type?s release in 1963, 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 U.S., 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. Competition to this Jaguar in 1966 included Cadillac?s Sedan de Ville, Chrysler?s Imperial, Lincoln?s Continental VIN: P1B77672DN?Body#: 4B56594?EIN: 7B56766-9?TIN: JBN2990 This car is currently located at our facility in St. Louis, Missouri. Current mileage on the odometer shows 35,442 miles. It is sold as is, where is, on a clean and clear, mileage exempt Missouri title. GET OUT AND DRIVE!!!? Note: Please see full terms and conditions listed below that pertain to the purchase of any said vehicle, thank you.

Vehicle Details

  • 1966 Jaguar S-Type
  • Listing ID: CC-1545957
  • Price: $46,900
  • Location:St. Louis, Missouri
  • Year:1966
  • Make:Jaguar
  • Model:S-Type
  • Odometer:35442
  • Stock Number:211011
  • VIN:P1B77672
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