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1965 JAGUAR 3.8 S-TYPE


LOT 225

Estimate:  £17,000 - £20,000

Result inc Premium: £17,820

  • V5 present
  • MoT exempt
  • Chassis number: 1B55405DN

Registered in September 1965 (to the Universal Tape Printing Company in Saffron Walden) this Jaguar S-type, in most desirable 3.8-litre form with manual overdrive gearbox, retains its original registration number. After its spell as a company car, the Jaguar moved to East Anglia and then to Worcestershire in 2008, where it remained until 2021. It was while there that the Jaguar was restored, during 2019, by Restoracar of Blockley, a process that cost nearly £40,000. This included stripping back to a bare shell and sandblasting, before the car was repainted in its original Golden Sand Metallic paint (having been, at some past point, repainted in green) and fully retrimmed inside with tan hide, new wool headlining and wool carpets. All the woodwork was also refurbished, as well as the brightwork. A stainless steel exhaust was fitted along with new tyres. The engine was inspected, but deemed to be in good order so was left alone save for detailing and the installation of new carburettors. Other fitments were a new wiring loom as well as a new brake servo. Having been restored so recently, the Jaguar remains in excellent order throughout, with the vendor describing it as a ‘delight to drive with the benefit of the overdrive gearbox’. The odometer shows 79,876 miles and three previous registered keepers are recorded on the V5C. As an historic vehicle, the Jaguar no longer requires an MoT; its last expired in April 2018, having been tested the previous year at 78,885 miles. The history folder includes the V5C, bills from the restoration, the green log books covering 1965 to 1973 and the original service book with unstamped service vouchers.

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