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S Type "SPORT 200" have done a bit of digging!

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Acknowledgement to a post by X Type Den (Denis) "2003 S type Limited Edition Sport 200"

Who wanted some information, got me interested (Denis i hope this helps)

So i have done a bit of digging!

I got in touch with Jaguar, supplied my VIN and asked about my car. After several days, they responded, I asked whether my car is in fact a SPORT 200, or had someone just put on the badge, it appears its a genuine model! i also asked whether it was a limited production of just 200 vehicles, sadly no answer, however they suggested (as you will see) I contact the Jaguar heritage guys, so i'll be in contact with them shortly, and will update if i get any information.

In response, I asked Jaguar this morning if they could supply my build sheet, or point me in the right direction to get it. I did manage it once, but cant for the life of remember where i found it, I have tried Topix, but without success. So perhaps the Build sheet is another avenue to investigate.

On another website from 2011 (link below, does not appear to be working, but you can use Google to navigate there) i found the following, and have cut and pasted the relevant text. My car was built 12th May 2003 which fits quite nicely!

Apart from feeling like an excited little kid! i now have a Zillion questions (Well okay 4 at the moment! ;)

Do i have a legitimate case to stick a 'R' badge on her? perhaps not?

Did i get a result with the cost of the car? and actually got one over the dealer (albeit accidentally) who could have stuck a premium on her?

Should i let my insurers know?

Is it just suspension, and fittings that have been tweaked, or may be something with her engine? unlikley i know.

 

Response from Jaguar

"Many thanks for raising this case - unfortunately the systems we use will list only options rather than marketing names - however we can tell you it is a factory fit 'R' performance edition with sports seats and suspension - for more information on your vehicle please try http://www.jdht.com/ if they cannot help you they will have a contact who may. Best Regards"
 
Website, dont know how long this will be around for, it is quite old
 
 
There were also a number of special/limited editions, including the Sport 200 that was introduced in May 2003 and which, as the name suggests, had its production run restricted to just 200 units. The dechromed Sport models were aimed at younger buyers and the `Sport 200' combined fast looks with such hi-spec items as: SAT/NAV, 18-inch Monaco alloy wheels, multi-function steering wheel, heated front screen, rear spoiler and electrically operated boot lid etc. - See more at: http://www.classic-auctions.com/Auctions/08-06-2011-ThePavilionGardens-1290/2003JaguarS-Type30LitreSport200-33183.aspx#sthash.wkIhnS4t.dpuf
The mean-looking Sport 200 example on offer was manufactured in 2003 and finished in Black with a Black leather interior. It is powered by the 3.0-litre V6 engine mated to automatic transmission. We are informed that it has recently benefited from a change of brake discs and pads and comes complete with hand and service books - the latter showing a mix of Jaguar dealer and specialist stamps. The vendor regards the bodywork, paintwork, engine and transmission as all "good". Such well-appointed S Types make rapid, fatigue-free mile-eaters and currently represent extraordinary value for money - See more at: http://www.classic-auctions.com/Auctions/08-06-2011-ThePavilionGardens-1290/2003JaguarS-Type30LitreSport200-33183.aspx#sthash.wkIhnS4t.dpuf
 

 

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11 hours ago, Claws said:

Hi All

Acknowledgement to a post by X Type Den (Denis) "2003 S type Limited Edition Sport 200"

Who wanted some information, got me interested (Denis i hope this helps)

So i have done a bit of digging!

I got in touch with Jaguar, supplied my VIN and asked about my car. After several days, they responded, I asked whether my car is in fact a SPORT 200, or had someone just put on the badge, it appears its a genuine model! i also asked whether it was a limited production of just 200 vehicles, sadly no answer, however they suggested (as you will see) I contact the Jaguar heritage guys, so i'll be in contact with them shortly, and will update if i get any information.

In response, I asked Jaguar this morning if they could supply my build sheet, or point me in the right direction to get it. I did manage it once, but cant for the life of remember where i found it, I have tried Topix, but without success. So perhaps the Build sheet is another avenue to investigate.

On another website from 2011 (link below, does not appear to be working, but you can use Google to navigate there) i found the following, and have cut and pasted the relevant text. My car was built 12th May 2003 which fits quite nicely!

Apart from feeling like an excited little kid! i now have a Zillion questions (Well okay 4 at the moment! ;)

Do i have a legitimate case to stick a 'R' badge on her? perhaps not?

Did i get a result with the cost of the car? and actually got one over the dealer (albeit accidentally) who could have stuck a premium on her?

Should i let my insurers know?

Is it just suspension, and fittings that have been tweaked, or may be something with her engine? unlikley i know.

 

Response from Jaguar

"Many thanks for raising this case - unfortunately the systems we use will list only options rather than marketing names - however we can tell you it is a factory fit 'R' performance edition with sports seats and suspension - for more information on your vehicle please try http://www.jdht.com/ if they cannot help you they will have a contact who may. Best Regards"
 
Website, dont know how long this will be around for, it is quite old
 
 
There were also a number of special/limited editions, including the Sport 200 that was introduced in May 2003 and which, as the name suggests, had its production run restricted to just 200 units. The dechromed Sport models were aimed at younger buyers and the `Sport 200' combined fast looks with such hi-spec items as: SAT/NAV, 18-inch Monaco alloy wheels, multi-function steering wheel, heated front screen, rear spoiler and electrically operated boot lid etc. - See more at: http://www.classic-auctions.com/Auctions/08-06-2011-ThePavilionGardens-1290/2003JaguarS-Type30LitreSport200-33183.aspx#sthash.wkIhnS4t.dpuf
The mean-looking Sport 200 example on offer was manufactured in 2003 and finished in Black with a Black leather interior. It is powered by the 3.0-litre V6 engine mated to automatic transmission. We are informed that it has recently benefited from a change of brake discs and pads and comes complete with hand and service books - the latter showing a mix of Jaguar dealer and specialist stamps. The vendor regards the bodywork, paintwork, engine and transmission as all "good". Such well-appointed S Types make rapid, fatigue-free mile-eaters and currently represent extraordinary value for money - See more at: http://www.classic-auctions.com/Auctions/08-06-2011-ThePavilionGardens-1290/2003JaguarS-Type30LitreSport200-33183.aspx#sthash.wkIhnS4t.dpuf
 

 

 

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Just now, x type den said:

I got my build sheet supply by Jaguar Stratstone of Wolverhampton they said that it was a Limited Edition of 1 of 200 the man at jaguar as only ever seen one sport 200 he said that it was only built in 2003 but who knows i think we need to keep digging and fine out.

jaguar s type sport.odt

 

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Denis

Do you have any pics of yours?

I'm now looking for absolute confirmation that the production run was limited to just 200 vehicles, it would then be interesting to find out what number ours was out of that 200.

mine does not have the Satnav, nor did it have the mesh grille, they may have been optional extras that the 1st owner didn't want.

if you find any more info please update us

Steve  

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Hi

have you got the last 8 digits of your chassis number

I can look on jaguar ids/sdd see if any info comes up

cheers

joe

 

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Hi Joe

much appreciated, I can't find any info on the chassis number, is it part of the VIN? I do have the engine number if that's of any help?

Steve 

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Well there you go! Just learnt something. Thanks Paul 

Joe

last 8 characters 

3FM92142

Steve

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1 hour ago, Claws said:

Well there you go! Just learnt something. Thanks Paul 

Joe

last 8 characters 

3FM92142

Steve

Only 65 cars between our cars

1 hour ago, Claws said:

Well there you go! Just learnt something. Thanks Paul 

Joe

last 8 characters 

3FM92142

Steve

My last 8 characters of the vin are 3FM92207 

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I notice yours has mesh grille, satnav & sport badge (mine badge is slightly lower under the S type badge) does yours have the rear spoiler ?

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Very nice, and clean lines, Denis,

:sweatdrop: I'm getting concerned about mine now, yours has the spec mentioned on that website. 

Oh well we'll find out soon enough 

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Right this is all i could find

Steve's

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Dennis looks like yours need a update

 

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Many thanks Joe, appreciate the help

i recognise the Topix page, but not the other?

Denis

Mine didn't have the mesh grille/  satnav, not sure whether that's a something I should be concerned about? I know I had a favourable reply from Jaguar but does that mean it's not a SPORT 200 but another variation? Perhaps I'm just being a tad paranoid 

3 hours ago, x type den said:

What concerns have you got about yours then ?

 

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hi Dennis

looking at the second from bottom picture it says

Outstanding campaign , R513 INCORRECT GEAR SELECTION ZF 6 SPEED

I assume there was a call back for gearbox update

I would also assume this would be free at a jaguar dealer

I think this is the jerky 2nd to 1st issue, intermittant fault

cheers

joe

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HAPPY DAYS !!!  :cheers: :clap::driving:

Reply from the Jaguar Heritage site

Dear Mr Nichols,

Your vehicle is a S-type Sport 200. 

The S-type Sport 200 was a factory limited edition, with 200 produced for the UK only. It had a choice of 3 exterior colours, 2 interior colours and 2 engine sizes. We do not believe any brochures were ever printed for it. It had some of the R-Performance options but not the complete package. All of the options that came as part of the Sport 200 were available to customers of "standard" S-types, except the boot badge. 

We would produce a heritage certificate for this vehicle as it is over 10 years old - please see the attached application form..

One Certificate shortly to be ordered!!

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BUY IT!!!

seriously though was it for sale?

I told one of the guys at work, and he made an interesting comment, how many are left??

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It was not for sell!

It was nice and I do love the green!

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That's a journey and a half!

some would have been written off, some fell to the dreaded rust, and scrapped, perhaps some now in another country! I know for sure I'll be keeping an eye on the badges of the S Types I see.

next question, do we tell our insurers? Perhaps a limited edition adds another 1k to resale value? I've already spent over double that since I got her, so she's going nowhere, but of course the insurers would just love to increase the premium, so like I say, do we tell them?

Does anyone have a parkers guide to hand? I understand that's what they (insurers) base their payouts on?

 

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Guys, I really hate to rain on the parade but basically the Sport 200 was just the standard 2003 model year Sport with the 2004 facelift front bumper and a few bits from the options list added as standard. 

It doesn't have the 2004 onwards rear lights so isn't the full facelift version.

The only 'R Performance' bits I can think of that came with the car are the the 18" split rims which were listed in the R Performance accessory brochure and the S-Type R style bumper.

If memory serves me correctly they came to us without the Sport 200 badge and we stuck them on at the dealership (up until last year I had a jiffy bag full of the 'XS' limited edition badges in my desk drawer !)

They are a very nice car and nice spec but I don't think the value is much more than a standard S-Type Sport with the same engine size.

Unfortunately there are lots of incorrectly described S-Types out there, XS versions especially but plenty of 'Sport 200's' as well.

Many have the incorrect description registered with the DVLA / HPi'

Having one the 200 produced is still fantastic !

 

 

 

 

 

 

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