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Super classic 1966 Jaguar S type saloon. This is a rather significantly interesting Jag, as it originally belonged to the Hewlett family ( YES, of H-P fame).
Mr. Hewlett himself imported this Jaguar from the UK through Dewtards Enterprises of London in 1967. It was regularly operated until some time in the 1980s, when an apparent fuel issue sidelined it, and it basically sat for almost 30 years. After his passing, the vehicle was donated to a local charity, where it was liquidated and sold to some jackass who thought he could put gas and drive it away; unfortunately for him, he couldn't even get it started.
I purchased it from him in 2007.
Had my mechanic ( British Motorcars of San Rafael) go over the car. After a lengthy laundry list of items ( and about $7000 later), the Jaguar sprang back up to life.
It is old, and in need of restoration, HOWEVER, it is 99% RUST FREE and 100% original.
What had been done thus far:
New brake rotors
New brake pads
New wheel bearings
Replaced porcelanized exh. manifold
Recored the orig radiator
New water pump
New parking brake pads
ALL new hoses
All new vaccum lines
NEW KONI shocks front & rear
NEW fuel tank ( 1)
Refurbished fuel tank (1)
Rebuilt fuel pump (1)
New points and condenser
This Saloon has the desirable Jag XKE independent rear suspension, factory Jaguar wire wheels, Four-wheel power disc brakes AND 74k original km!
Being it was a gray-market car, it was powered by the XKE 3.4L engine ( not available in the US), and it is a Right-hand drive model as well.
The body is in EXCELLENT condition, with NO dents, accidents or damage. There is a tiny liitle couple of corrosion bubbles on one wheelwell, almost unnoticeable. That is IT. There is ZERO, and I mean ZERO RUST on the chassis, floorboards, quarters, fenders, door sills, doors, trunk floor, trunklid or hood.
The Jag still has its old original Navy blue finish, which has worn off in some areas.
The interior is untouched, unrestored, and will need reupholstering. Headliner still in place, front seat bottoms are rough. Some of the veneer has faded from the sun.
It is a very restorable, solid RUST FREE California original car, with interesting ownership history.
Priced below market at $17900.
1966 Jaguar S-Type is listed till salu on ClassicDigest in san mateo for $17900.