20th Sep, 2023 12:00

30th Anniversary Sale at The Imperial War Museum | Duxford, Cambridgeshire

Lot 342

1965 Jaguar S Type 3.8 Litre
Owned by renowned Jaguar specialist

Estimated at £10,000 - £12,000

Lot details

Registration No: EJB 154C
Chassis No: 1B 53603 BW
MOT: Exempt

  • Accompanying Jaguar Heritage Certificate
  • Extensively restored and still notably sound
  • Handsomely finished in Cream with a Red leather interior
  • Numerous works completed but ripe for modest recommissioning

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 its accompanying Jaguar Heritage Certificate, 'EJB 154C' was supplied through Bracknell Motors of Berkshire to a Mr W. T. Bird of Stanwell, Middlesex. Originally finished in Cream with Red leather upholstery (the same combination it pleasingly sports today), the S-Type was specified with the larger 3.8 litre engine allied to automatic transmission. The Jaguar has received extensive restoration work in its past with numerous receipts on file dating from 2000 through to 2014 when the car was taken off the road that include new body panels and an engine overhaul in 2001. Luckily, the car was put into dry storage and the vendor (a very well-known Jaguar specialist in South East London) purchased the car around 4 years ago with the intention of keeping it as a personal vehicle. He has started the recommissioning which encompassed reconditioning the interior and getting the car to a driving state. Now, a pending move of his workshop forces sale of this lovely car.

The vendor has advised that the car rates as 'good' all round and that just a slight amount of work would bring to life this very original and solid Jaguar. The car drove out of the workshop and down the road with good oil pressure, however, the brakes will require an overhaul. Overall, this is a worthwhile project for any aspiring S-Type owner. The vendor has advised that there is also a huge number of spares that are included with the car that may include some parts that are missing in the photographs.

For more information, please contact:
Lucas Gomersall
07484 082430


Auction: 30th Anniversary Sale at The Imperial War Museum | Duxford, Cambridgeshire, 20th Sep, 2023

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


Buyers, bidders and attendees will enjoy a special day in the prestigious Imperial War Museum with some fantastic treats including.
Drinks Reception   |   Music   |   Guest Speakers

With each successful bidder receiving a specially selected hamper.

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Tuesday 19th September 2023 from 1pm to 8pm
Wednesday 20th September 2023 from 9am


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