The Jaguar MK II evolved as an instant success with a much larger glass area and a redesigned dash. Leather seats were fitted as standard until 1967 when leather became optional to keep the base cost down. Another Jaguar classic, its fog/spot lights, also became optional at this time.
The Mk II became an instant success, and both then and now totally overshadowed the original 2.4 and 3.4 designs. The Mk II featured the same engine sizes, plus the addition of the 3.8 from the XK150. However the Mk II was never fitted (from the factory) with the latters ‘S’ specification engine with triple carburettors.
The Mk II was also significant as the car which spawned a host of variants during the 1960’s from the S-Type of 1963, through the 420 of 1966. Each went upmarket, filling perceived gaps between the compact Jaguars and the MKX.
This is a luxurious 1965 Jaguar 3.8 S-Type. The exterior paint is new on a Rust Free car with a great underbody and frame. All the jacking points are intact and the exhaust is a stainless steel system. The engine is a 3.8L 3781cc 6 cyl twin overhead cam producing 220 bhp @ 5500 rpm. The transmission is a Borg Warner 3 speed automatic. This 3.8 came with a red leather interior and just recently had the seats re-upholstered. Standard equipment for this Jaguar in 1965 was Leather seats, fog/spot lights and hub caps. Overall this vehicle is a pleasure to drive. This is another Jaguar classic with class and style!
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