1965 Jaguar S-Type Saloon  Chassis no. 1B3598DN  Engine no. 7B2774-8 (see text)

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Lot 62
1965 Jaguar S-Type Saloon
Registration no. FTG 630C Chassis no. 1B3598DN Engine no. 7B2774-8 (see text)

Sold for £ 18,000 (US$ 24,453) inc. premium
1965 Jaguar S-Type Saloon
Registration no. FTG 630C
Chassis no. 1B3598DN
Engine no. 7B2774-8 (see text)
Odometer reading: TBC
MOT: Exempt



*Manual overdrive gearbox example
*Previous multiple concours winner
*Detailed history file


This car, along with others from the same collection, has been standing for up to 25 years. The vendor's husband died in 1996, and his collection of cars remained mostly unused from that point until I was asked to see them with a view to their sale by auction. They were all stored over that time in a purpose-built building that was heated, and dehumidified, which the deceased gentleman had had constructed solely for the purpose of storing his cars. Having been standing for that period of time, they will require careful re-commissioning and safety checks prior to use by a new owner. However, during our inspection and photography of the vehicles we have found that all are rolling, most have operable handbrakes, and some of the clutches are also operable.

FTG 630C was purchased by the vendor's deceased husband in October 1989. It was purchased from Steve Jones of Penarth, who had owned the car since 1978. It was in daily use until 1981 when he decided to restore it. Taking until 1987, the restoration was exhaustive, and his handwritten account remains in the history file, detailing the fact that the bodywork was lead-loaded and repainted, engine, suspension and ancillary equipment were all rebuilt. After the rebuild, the car won 1st in class at Beaulieu National Motor Museum and, in the 2 years until it was sold, won a total of 14 concours awards, a list of which is in the history file.

The deceased owner used the S-type for local shows and rallies, and used it as often as he could, to enable as much regular running as possible; indeed, he attempted to use all his cars at least once a month. However, since he passed away, the vehicle has remained unused and, as noted above, will require careful re-commissioning and safety checks prior to use by a new owner.
It should be noted that the engine number is incorrectly recorded as 7B4187-S on the V5C, whereas the actual number is 7B2774-8.
Documentation includes a current V5C, a photocopy old-type V5, the aforementioned notes on restoration and list of awards, copy newspaper clippings, some photographs, and miscellaneous papers.
Presently on SORN.

Footnotes

  • Vendor Score Total: 46 /100

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    Key for sellers' assessments:
    1/5 POOR. A project vehicle | Requires urgent attention | Damaged | Parts missing
    2/5 AVERAGE. Useable condition | Requires some attention | Light damage
    3/5 GOOD. Drive away | Presents well | Good history file | Drives well
    4/5 VERY GOOD. Well restored | Running and driving with no noticeable faults | Sound throughout
    5/5 EXCELLENT. Concours condition | Beautifully presented | Driving very well

    EXTERIOR TOTAL: 15 /25
    Body Work: 3
    Paint: 3
    Glass: 3
    Chrome/Plastics/Trim: 3
    Wheels/Tyres: 3

    RUNNING GEAR TOTAL: 8 /20
    Gearbox/Clutch: 2
    Axles: 2
    Suspension: 2
    Brakes: 2

    INTERIOR TOTAL: 9 /20
    Seats: 2
    Dashboard/Door cards/Carpets: 2
    Headlining: 2
    Trim: 3

    ELECTRICAL TOTAL: 4 /10
    Main components: 2
    Ancillary components: 2

    ENGINE TOTAL: 8 /20
    Starting: 2
    Running: 2
    Under Bonnet: 2
    Mechanical components: 2

    Car History File: 2
1965 Jaguar S-Type Saloon  Chassis no. 1B3598DN  Engine no. 7B2774-8 (see text)
1965 Jaguar S-Type Saloon  Chassis no. 1B3598DN  Engine no. 7B2774-8 (see text)
1965 Jaguar S-Type Saloon  Chassis no. 1B3598DN  Engine no. 7B2774-8 (see text)
1965 Jaguar S-Type Saloon  Chassis no. 1B3598DN  Engine no. 7B2774-8 (see text)
1965 Jaguar S-Type Saloon  Chassis no. 1B3598DN  Engine no. 7B2774-8 (see text)
1965 Jaguar S-Type Saloon  Chassis no. 1B3598DN  Engine no. 7B2774-8 (see text)
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