Carl Tunnicliffe

2000 3.0 V6 - New member..going to take a look

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Evening All..

Carl here - new member - and have just placed a deposit on a 2000 3 litre V6 S-Type.

Always wanted one of these ever since they were first launched.... I had a Burago model of one in Topaz and vowed, one day, to treat myself.  Well, the time has come.  I currently run a BMW 4 series Gran Coupe as a company car but really cannot get on with it over long distances - it kills my back!  I am no stranger to Jaguars having has a 420G and Series III XJ6 in the past plus an early X-Type Sovereign as a company car.  I currently have, as my 'toy', a 1990 Daimler XJ40.

The S that I am looking at will be my everyday driver and I wanted an early model as I prefer the original concept over the facelift model.

Found what I think is a cracker in Roman Bronze and cant wait to take a closer look - and thanks to all you guys on here, I have been reading and re-reading all the posts about these gorgeous cars to fully understand the pitfalls.

 

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hi

looks great!!

make sure you check sills, there hidden by covers and can completely rot away on any age S-type

also check rear subframe, early models are prone to rust and replacement subframe are very scarce now

cheers

Joe

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Welcome to the Club, Carl.

Like you, I have always wanted a Jaguar since I saw a friend restoring a Mk 1 in 1963.  It took a long time but I have now had my s type for just over 5 years and have really enjoyed the drive, and the comfort.

Joe has given you some good advice, and yes, they can rust, but a bit of good news [for me] is mine are OK!

Regards,

Peter.  

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