1966 3.8S Jaguar Sedan

Price: US $18,500.00 Item location: Flourtown, Pennsylvania, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Jaguar
  • Model: 3.8 S Sedan
  • Type: Sedan
  • Year: 1966
  • Mileage: 50,580
  • Color: Blue
  • Engine size: 3.8 L 6 CYLINDER
  • Number of cylinders: 6
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: Blue
  • Options: Leather Seats
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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1966 Jaguar 3.8 S Sedan

1966 3.8S Jaguar SedanI bought the car in Sept. of 2009, and haveclear title.The seller was the 2nd owner and a serious car collector.He was in his late 80's and selling a 25+/- car collection with many Jaguars.He had purchased my car in the 1980's; had it in his barn-museum and would take it to shows.He put only a few thousand miles on the car in 30 years.He had the car repainted (30+ coats of hand rubbed lacquer) the original color blue in the late 1980’s.
The car had 42,000 miles when I purchased it.The car is ingood running conditionwith almost 52,000 miles.
I drive it locally--and have had it on trips on the highway from Phila. to New England and Richmond VA.Starts, handles, accelerates great around town and on the highway.At 70 miles an hour on the highway, the car is smooth and stable; around 3,000rpm.
The paint job looks great from a distance, but there are cracks and flaking--a few chips up front--some scratches.**So sooner or later it will need a paint job.**
The interior wood is all intact and 90% good--the driver side left window piece, where you'd put your left arm has been replaced and does not match.**The right rear door wood trim is cracking.**
The dark blue/light blue piping leather is great in the back seat and good in the passenger seat. The driver seat is intact but shows wear and has ***started to crack on the seating cushion.***
The gauges all work—**the tach has been rebuilt and the tach generator replaced—at times however the tach will not work**--heater works--I've driven the car weekly--year round.3 point seat belts for driver and passenger have been added (none in back seat).
The engine is original and has not had work/repairs--to my knowledge.
The car has the originalBorg Warner 3 speed automatic,which was rebuilt in 2015.
After I purchased the car, I had it assessed by a local restoration shopwho have worked on and improved the car for me over the past 6 years:
Compression in 9/2009 was:165-175-175-170-165-160"considered good readings"
Work performed has been:
Install a Petronix electronic ignitionconvert from positive ground to negative groundnew ignition wiringnew voltage regulatorrebuild distributerreplace carb floats/needlesreplace carb auto/choke2 new electronic fuel pumpsnew retro am/fm radionew exhaust system
drop rear subframe4 new shocksrebuilt rear brakesreplace rear trailing arm bushings2 new universal joints
disassemble front suspension2 new shocksupper and lower bushings replacedsway bar bushings replacedrepack wheel bearingsrebuild front brakes
5 new radial tires-Vredstein
replace engine mountsreplace brake servo andrebuild master cylinder
replace steering column bushingsrebuild power steering pumps
replace rubber seals around doors and rear window
I had the car appraised for insurance in 2010.
I have it insured for $25k.
Appraiser's summary:
"A nice example, much better than average for year/make & model.Some popular options, some current technology enhancements,Professional quality workmanship, on a very nice driver/comboof original and refurbished quality, great patina."
PURCHASER to put up $1,000 good faith deposit at time of winning bid.Purchaser will have 14 days to inspect and complete transaction with remaining payment by Paypal-or cancel transaction.