While certain German luxury-car brands may claim to have pioneered modern premium compact sport sedans, Jaguar set the template. For 1963, Jaguar created the S-type when it infused its popular Mk II sedan with chassis tech and rear styling inspired by its big Mk X sedan. The S-type carried a longer tail section resembling the Mk X. Beneath it, the more luxurious S-type employed the brandís well-regarded independent rear-suspension design in place of the Mk IIís solid-axle setup. Jaguarís IRS famously featured two coilover shock units per side, as well as inboard disc brakes. Under the hood, the S-type offered the 3.4-liter and 3.8-liter versions of the Jaguarís famed XK DOHC inline-six. The original S-type earned praise for its overall performance, handling, and luxury. The model was moderately successful, with about 25,000 made through 1968.This 1967 Jaguar S-Type, 54 years old was purchased by its current owner in New York City in 2020. Its previous owner owned it in San Diego California and in New York City for 40 years and installed new upholstery in 1984 prior to being driven to New York in 1989. It is finished in white over black leather and powered by a 3.8-liter inline-six paired with a factory automatic transmission. An Alpine cassette player has been installed. The car reportedly was stored for the past five years and was recently serviced with a new battery and mechanical work as described below. This Jaguar is now offered on by a private owner in Bend, Oregon with transferable New York registration.
The current owner has fully restored the car by painting the exterior to its original cream-white color The old rubber seal in both the front and read windshields have been replaced. All this work has been performed within the last six-months.
The brakes are said to have been serviced after the vehicle was pulled out of storage nine months ago. 205/70 Michelin MXV4 tires are mounted on the factory painted 15″ wheels, which have chrome hubcaps. Each wheel shows wear and is depicted up close in the gallery. The full-size spare wheel is also mounted on a Michelin tire and sits next to a jack in the trunk. Only one of the two fuel pumps is operating. The current owner replaced the distributor, the coil, the spark plugs, and the battery to ensure from the electric point of view as smooth ride. The dashboard was sanded and repainted with lacquer to restore its appearance
This car is said to have been featured in the 1999 film Some Fish Can Fly.
The headliner was replaced, and new black upholstery was fitted in 1984 while the car resided with the current owner in Bend, Oregon. An Alpine AM/FM radio and cassette player is equipped.
Factory wood trim adorns the dashboard, window frames, and door-panel tops. A two-spoke steering wheel is present along with factory switchgear, auxiliary gauges, and main instrumentation. The five-digit odometer shows just under 18k miles, although true mileage is unknown.
The 3.8-liter straight-six sends power rearward through a column-shifted automatic transmission. After the car was removed from storage in 2019, in 2021 the fuel tank was drained, the fuel filter cleaned, the carburetors serviced, the spark plugs, the spark plug wires, the coil and the igniter engine oil change and the battery replaced. The car is positive ground like most Jaguars from this model and period. Most of the engine parts and accessories were repainted to their original colors.