26th Apr, 2023 13:00

Pavilion Gardens | Buxton, Derbyshire

  Lot 3

1966 Jaguar S-Type 3.8 Saloon

Sold for £15,750

(including buyers premium)

Lot details

Registration No: TAR 394D
Chassis No: 1B58843DN
MOT: Exempt

  • Supplied new to J. Pimbett & Sons of Buntingford, Herts
  • Extensively restored during the late 1990s and still notably sound
  • Handsomely finished in British Racing Green with Suede Green leather upholstery
  • Desirable manual/ overdrive model

PLEASE NOTE: This lot was not built with, nor has it been retrofitted with, power steering

Introduced in 1963, the Jaguar S-Type was intended to bridge the gap between the company’s existing MkII and MkX models. Boasting a similar visage to the former and an adapted version of the latter’s independent rear suspension, the newcomer also featured a higher-geared Burman power steering set up and an updated heating and ventilation system. The more sumptuous interior included a MkX style walnut fascia and wider front seats etc.

According to the DVLA ownership trace on file, this range-topping 3.8 litre manual/ overdrive example was supplied new to a farming family, J. Pimblett & Sons, and issued with the Hertfordshire registration number ‘TAR 394D’ on 2nd November 1966. Remaining in the same county until being bought by John Clark Esq. of Bedfordshire during 1994, the Jaguar is understood to have been extensively restored some four years later including a complete repaint, re-trim and mechanical fettling (the DVLA were notified of a colour change in 1998). Forming part of two private collections since 2000, the S-Type underwent a degree of recommissioning upon entering the current ownership during January 2017 with attention being paid to its fuel/ ignition systems, suspension and brakes (the latter being uprated with Coopercraft front discs). Subsequently entrusted to Trevor Farrington Ltd for work to its propshaft and gearbox mount in August 2019, the Sports Saloon has covered a mere 1,100 miles over the past seven years; the odometer currently showing an unwarranted 86,000 miles.

Starting readily and running well during our recent photography session, ‘TAR 394D’ still catches the eye approximately twenty-five years after its renovation was completed. There are some localised imperfections to the British Racing Green paintwork which have apparently gotten no worse during the seller’s tenure, while the Suede Green leather upholstery, matching carpets and refinished wood veneers remain suitably inviting. Better to drive and more commodious than a MkII, this appealing S-Type is offered for sale with V5C Registration Document, DVLA ownership trace and assorted bills / invoices.

PLEASE NOTE: This lot was not built with, nor has it been retrofitted with, power steering

For more information, please contact:
Damian Jones
07855 493737


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Auction: Pavilion Gardens | Buxton, Derbyshire, 26th Apr, 2023

Established in 1993, H&H has sold some of the world's most significant motorcars and motorcycles over the past 30 years. Trusted by over 75,000 clients worldwide, we are the longest established auction house of our kind in Europe. 

An auction of classic, collector and performance motorcars to be held in the beautiful surrounds of the Pavilion Gardens, Buxton, Derbyshire.  

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