Jaguar 1966 S Type 3.4 Easy Project
- Condition: Used
- Make: Jaguar
- Model: S-Type
- Trim: Mark 2 S Type
- Year: 1966
- Engine size: 3.4
- Drive type: Rear Wheel
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1966 Jaguar S-Type
This is a relist with an adjusted price. Let me make some comments: There are many cars in very tired condition and are subsequently parked. Five or ten years later, hese cars are discovered and need to be commissioned as a result of time spent unused. Just to get them to go and stop. This is usually the easy and cheapest part of the process. Those do it yourself projects with rebuild kits for carbs and brakes to get a car to go and stop don't come close to what is involved to re trim an interior or prepare and paint a car to the level of this one.
I have known this car for 5 plus years. Here is the back story as I know it: This car was restored 5 plus years ago. The level of restoration was paint, omplete interior and mechanical sorting. Shortly after this work the car was delivered to the East Coast where it remained unused. To some people's understanding, t was driven across the Country. At any rate, he car was in top mechanical condition. It was stored at a business. Sometimes indoors, ther times out. After a while the battery went flat and the car remained outdoors since then, bout three years. The new seat trim was covered. The sun degraded the dash and there was moisture damage to some wood as well as the rugs in the driver's area. I saw this car not long after it's arrival from the West Coast. Everything was fresh. Not concours, ertainly a trophy winner at a local show.
Powering up the battery, he motor turned nicely on the button. The carbs flooded and leaked and the accelerator was sticky. I did not try any more. The brake pedal will go to the floor. The parking brake worked and the transmission selector functions. The shocks still have shiny paint. The non power steering feels tight. With the exception of a perished air cleanerseal and a temporary coolant catch container, he engine bay is in good order. Proper Lucas plug wires, o hardware store wire terminals, tc. The Michelin tires have dried sidewalls. It's a shame as they were almost new but heartening as they represent the condition of the car mechanically to some degree. Correct and proper but some perishables have to be looked after.
The driver's door needs to be adjusted. The paint along the gaps has chipped because of this and the latching mechanism is fussy. That being said, he other doors shut perfectly with outstanding gaps. On the subject of doors opening and closing, he benchmark of the era was the Mercedes W108 body. It still is but I am impressed with this car and I think it speaks to the integrity of the body. The paint is contaminated. Claying might be the third step in cleaning it. However, t still shines and is not faded. Sighting down the sides, t is very straight, ot wavy. There is the previously mention chipping on the driver's door gap as well as some slight damage to the driver's door bottom. There is slight bubbling in one or two spots near the wheel wells. The left front fender has a small dent the is easy to reach through the wheel well. There is some slight pitting on the bumper horns. There is a small rust area under the rear glass trim. Underneath, he boxed rockers look good. The floors show all the original stampings and contours and not patched over.
The interior wood needs attention. It was like new when I first saw the car. Some still is, ome can be polished and some needs veneer. The dash pull out table isn't good.The drivers rug needs to be replaced as well as that on the sill. On that subject, here are still remnants of the interior restoration materials packed in the trunk. Like the tires, ittersweet but easy to look at it positively. The leather still smells like new. This is a Jaguar and it does not smell musty, thas a great leather aroma. The headliner is still like new but needs a little re tucking around the rear window trim. Trunk remains like new.
Please study the pictures. I can load 24. I have more but I will load an overview. This is to give an idea of the car. If you are interested, all me @203 675 1343. I will work with you to give the best description of the car.