1965 Jaguar 3.8S Coupe
Chassis no. P1B77094BW
Engine no. LB7587-9
3,442cc DOHC inline-six engine
Twin SU carburetors
210bhp at 5,500rpm
Four-speed manual transmission
Four-wheel independent suspension
Four-wheel hydraulic disc brakes
-Dare to be different!
-One-off custom two-door Jaguar 3.8S
-What would Inspector Morse say?
Sir William Lyons presented the smooth Jaguar Mark 2 in 1959, a high-performance four-door sports sedan powered by the famous XK DOHC Six. In 1963, the Mark 2 was updated to become the S-type, with independent rear suspension, even smoother bodywork, sharper steering and improved ergonomics. Weighing only 3500 lbs., with four-wheel Dunlop disc brakes and 220bhp from the 3.8-liter Six, the S-type could zoom from 0 to 60 in under 10 seconds and hit 125mph. In England, it became a favorite "businessman's express," the choice for upwardly mobile executives in a hurry.
The Motorcar Offered
Starting with a 1965 3.8S, Airmet Metal Works and S.A.Y. Racing have created a unique two-door coupe. The B-pillars have been moved back 6 inches to make room for front doors that are 6 inches longer. All bodywork has been done in original steel and painted in Jaguar Phoenix Red Eurothane. Obviously, the window glass and chrome-plated brass window frames have been remade to fit.
Under the hood is a classic 3.8-liter DOHC Six, driving through an E-type all-synchro 4-speed gearbox to a 3.77:1 limited-slip differential. An XJ rack and pinion upgrades the steering. The interior has been completely restored, including the lovely mahogany dashboard, and now fitted with two-tone gray cloth high-back bucket seats and matching rear seat. The trunk has been carpeted to match the interior. A multiple award-winner, this unique show car exudes skill and care in every detail. It's ready to become the thought-provoking centerpiece to any exotic collection, an intriguing concours entrant or delightful tour car that will have enthusiasts performing neck-snapper double-takes as you drive by.