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 Ratio 8:1 (7:1/9:1 optional)
BHP 210
@ RPM 5500
Torque (lb ft) 216
@ RPM 3000
Fuelling 2x SU carbs
  3.8 Litre Saloon
Engine (cc) 3781
Bore and Stroke (mm) 87 x 106
Compression Ratio 8:1 (7:1/9:1 optional)
BHP 220
@ RPM 5500
Torque (lb ft) 240
@ RPM 3000
Fuelling 2x SU carbs

Engine Performance

  3.4 Litre Saloon
Top Speed 119 mph
0 - 60 mph 13.9 seconds
Fuel Consumption 14-17 mpg
  3.8 Litre Saloon
Top Speed 121 mph
0 - 60 mph 10.2 seconds
Fuel Consumption 15.4 mpg

Model Specifications

  3.4 Litre Saloon
Transmission 4-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
Brakes 4-wheel disc, rear inboard
  3.8 Litre Saloon
Transmission 4-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
Brakes 4-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

Model Driver Side Chassis No. Commenced Number made
Jaguar S-type 3.4 RHD 1B1001 8665
Jaguar S-type 3.4 LHD 1B25001 1371
Jaguar S-type 3.8 RHD 1B50001 9717
Jaguar S-type 3.8 LHD 1B75001 5418

S-Type Events

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The London Classic Car Show is the must attend event for any discerning classic car owner, collector, expert or enthusiast. Bringing together an international celebration of the very best dealers, manufacturers, car clubs and products.

The London Classic Car Show is the must attend event for any discerning classic car owner, collector, expert or enthusiast. Bringing together an international celebration of the very best dealers, manufacturers, car clubs and products.

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The Restoration Show returns for its 5th year and we return with more advice and demonstrations that you may face restoring or maintaining your Jaguar. ...

The Restoration Show returns for its 5th year and we return with more advice and demonstrations that you may face restoring or maintaining your Jag...

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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