S-Type

From 1963 to 1968

The compact saloon range was expanded in 1963 with the introduction of the S-type models. Based on the Mark 2 monocoque, revised at the rear to accommodate independent rear suspension (and a larger boot area), the front wings were also modified along with trim. Internally more plush than the Mark 2 with new seating and trim, the car was only available with the larger 3.4 litre or 3.8 litre engines.The S-type models were dropped from the range in 1968.

Model Summary

Model Type:

Compact Jaguar Saloons

Production Dates:

1963 - 1968

Engine Range:

3.4 Litre Saloon

3.8 Litre Saloon

0 - 60 mph:

3.4 Litre Saloon - 13.9 seconds

3.8 Litre Saloon - 10.2 seconds

Top Speed:

3.4 Litre Saloon - 119 mph

3.8 Litre Saloon - 121 mph

S-Type Technical Specifications

Technical Information

Engine Statistics

 3.4 Litre Saloon
Engine (cc)3342
Bore and Stroke (mm)83 x 106
Compression Ratio8:1 (7:1/9:1 optional)
BHP210
@ RPM5500
Torque (lb ft)216
@ RPM3000
Fuelling2x SU carbs
 3.8 Litre Saloon
Engine (cc)3781
Bore and Stroke (mm)87 x 106
Compression Ratio8:1 (7:1/9:1 optional)
BHP220
@ RPM5500
Torque (lb ft)240
@ RPM3000
Fuelling2x SU carbs

Engine Performance

 3.4 Litre Saloon
Top Speed119 mph
0 - 60 mph13.9 seconds
Fuel Consumption14-17 mpg
 3.8 Litre Saloon
Top Speed121 mph
0 - 60 mph10.2 seconds
Fuel Consumption15.4 mpg

Model Specifications

 3.4 Litre Saloon
Transmission4-speed (3 synchro) later all synchro BW 3-speed auto
Wheel Size (in)15, steel, wire optional
Suspension (Front)Ind semi-trailing wishbones, coil springs, ant-roll bar
Suspension (Rear)Ind lower wishbones/upper driveshaft link, radius arms, coil springs
Brakes4-wheel disc, rear inboard
 3.8 Litre Saloon
Transmission4-speed (3 synchro) later all synchro BW 3-speed auto
Wheel Size (in)15, steel, wire optional
Suspension (Front)Ind semi-trailing wishbones, coil springs, ant-roll bar
Suspension (Rear)Ind lower wishbones/upper driveshaft link, radius arms, coil springs
Brakes4-wheel disc, rear inboard

Model Dimensions

 3.4 Litre Saloon
Length (in)187
Width (in)66.25
Height (in)55.75
Wheelbase (in)107.5
Front Track (in)55.25
Rear Track (in)54.25
Weight (Cwt)32
 3.8 Litre Saloon
Length (in)187
Width (in)66.25
Height (in)55.75
Wheelbase (in)107.5
Front Track (in)55.25
Rear Track (in)54.25
Weight (Cwt)33

Optional Extras

  • Choice of three radio installations with or without rear parcel shelf-mounted speaker
  • Laminated windscreen
  • Witter tow bar
  • Front seat belts
  • Choice or radial, town and country, or whitewall tyres
  • Borg Warner automatic transmission
  • Overdrive (for non-overdrive-equipped manual transmission cars)
  • Wire wheels with conversion kit for hubs, etc
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Sundym tinted windscreen and side windows
  • Wing mirrors
  • Integrated ignition/starter to steering column
  • Power-assisted steering

Chassis Numbers

ModelDriver SideChassis No. CommencedNumber made
Jaguar S-type 3.4RHD1B10018665
Jaguar S-type 3.4LHD1B250011371
Jaguar S-type 3.8RHD1B500019717
Jaguar S-type 3.8LHD1B750015418

S-Type Events

Trackday 2

Ever thought of trying your car on the track or just want to experience the thrill in the hands of a professional tutor?Well now you can!...

Ever thought of trying your car on the track or just want to experience the thrill in the hands of a professional tutor?Well now you can!...

Jaguar Xkss In Front Of The Jaguar Classic Stand Chris Gage

The 2017 Jaguar Enthusiasts' Club Annual General Meeting at Jaguar Cars Limited, Castle Bromwich facility, Castle Vale, Birmingham, West Midlands.

The 2017 Jaguar Enthusiasts' Club Annual General Meeting at Jaguar Cars Limited, Castle Bromwich facility, Castle Vale, Birmingham, West Midlands.

S-Type News

Cadwell Park Adam Powderham Pursues The Mid Field Pack

This 2.2 mile Parkland circuit is wonderful when dry but in the wet, with a grid full of Jaguars? A totally different story. Arriving on Friday for free practice, it was pouring & extremely slippery.

This 2.2 mile Parkland circuit is wonderful when dry but in the wet, with a grid full of Jaguars? A totally different story. Arriving on Friday for free practice, it was pouring & extremely slippery.

2015 Championship Main Image

There can be no nicer circuit than Oulton Park on a warm sunny day & that's what we woke up to. This was the final round of the championship with so much to win (or lose) for both class points & the overall championship.

There can be no nicer circuit than Oulton Park on a warm sunny day & that's what we woke up to. This was the final round of the championship with so much to win (or lose) for both class points & the overall championship.

S Type Saloon

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