My Jaguar S-Type. Will it ever be a classic?

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mrtotty
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Will the modern S-Type ever be a classic?

Possibly, but it has to go through banger status first, which the oldest cars are just about starting to do.

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mrtotty wrote:

Will the modern S-Type ever be a classic?

Possibly, but it has to go through banger status first, which the oldest cars are just about starting to do.

This original 3.8 SType was outside my workplace back in the early 90s, and after chatting with it's owner i then had a chat also, with the garage proprierter opposite, who was working on a series one and a half EType roadster, As a result I bought a Daimler V8250 off him, as he was concentrating on rebuilding a 3/8 Mk 2, his own car, (the 4.2 XKE being a clients car).

. whilst I believe the  Daimler 250 V8 Mk2 was a finer car than the 2/4 Jags and in manual form as fast as a 3/4\340 I have never owned an actual Jaguar, because my old V8 one wasnt regarded as such by sniffy Jag afficianados.  photo 79d0ffc1-9b72-4ae0-b6d0-0944e7cab221_zpsb26c291e.jpgS0 it is anybody's guess what may or maybe not regarded as collectable in the Classic conotation.

PS back in the day and even now with good examples of both I think the STypes with EType derived semi trailing arm independant rear suspension were superior in every respect than the cart sprung Mark 2s.