The S-Type - was that front grille really so bad?
Has the S-Type become a classic after all - no fish involved
Remember when the S-Type first came out? Old old Top Gear did a review when it first came out (bear with wide boy Needles and the humorous skit and get to the review). All this stuff about it being a salute to the old Jags like the Mkll, and the familiar shape like Inspector Morse’s car may be waffle, but apparently the S-Type is a really a tasty motor. Is it fast cheap and brilliant just like the old Jags?
So now the S-Type is becoming (ok is) an old(er) Jag. It has double wishbone suspension, 50/50 weight distribution, V6 or V8 engines and built in the factory that used to build Spitfires. Acebiscuits.
Would you walk on by or get an eyeful of a tasty motor?
What of the S-Type now. Has it survived well? Do you smile if you see one or just yearn for an F-Type (or more likely an XF if you want a ‘saloon’ or a 'sedan')?
Does it still look too retro? James started to like it after a while. But he wasn’t sure about the grille. Dead haddock? Really? I’ve always liked it but I may be a heathen. You can still pick one up for a very reasonable price now – but would you though?
Here at ILJ we’ve always been fond of the S-Type, lovely motor, proper car and a real Jaguar. Yes. V8 Auto please. Nice bit of waft. All this reminiscing was caused by the sight of this lovely motor parked outside my house. Lovely. Or is it? Tell us below – has the S-Type become a classic Jag?
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