Mk2/S-type/420

The cars : Jaguar Mk2 development history

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A new way forward THE compact Jaguar saloons of the 1950s and 1960s will forever be associated, in the minds of Britons of a certain age at least, with the late actor John Thaw. In the 1970s Britcop series The Sweeney, Thaw in the guise of Jack Regan, usually ended up chasing a dilapidated Jag […]

The cars : Jaguar S-type development history

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Bridging the gap AS IF the story of Jaguar’s compact saloons was not complicated enough already – what with the original Mk1 mutating into the Mk2 and then the 240/340 – they spawned two further offshoots, the similar looking S-type and the 420. Not to mention the Daimler variant of that model. Both the S-type […]

The cars : Jaguar 420 development history

The cars : Jaguar 420 development history

The final fling THE JAGUAR 420/Daimler Sovereign was the final variation of the original Utah project that evolved into the Mk1, Mk2 and S-type saloons. And if that story was not confusing enough the 420 had a similar moniker to the big 420G saloon, a revised MkX, which was announced at the same time. But […]

News : One-off Bertone Jaguar on offer

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Keith Adams One-off Jaguars that come up for sale tend to command spectacular prices when they come up for sale – but they can also prove to be rather controversial, given the beauty of the cars they’re based upon. This Bertone FT is a good case in point – it’s based on the S-type 3.8, […]

Blog : Jaguar S-type retrospective

Jaguar S-type...

Dean Beedell (Originally written in 1999) On a miserable day in January I received a call that brightened my day.  The phone call was from Bob Archard of the Jag Enthusiast’s club asking if my old S type would be able to attend a commercial launch of the new S-type saloon. Unipart wanted an original […]