2002 Jaguar S-TYPE R

HIGHLIGHTS


  • Striking example of a modern-day muscle car
  • 400bhp supercharged engine
  • Originally owned by Jaguar
  • Substantial service history
  • Factory fitted telephone

THE APPEAL


Billed within Jaguar as its rival to the BMW M5, the S-Type R was a Great British old-school bruiser of a car. A vehicle of a type that has disappeared from our roads in recent times yet is absolutely brimming with charisma. 

Even when new in 2002, it was in many ways an anachronism, the Jaguar’s old-fashioned and unashamedly retro approach a core part of its appeal. It's an old-school muscle car, a 420bhp rear-wheel-drive, supercharged tonic to the high-tech performance models of the era that it went up against, meaning it has a charm that it's impossible not to get sucked in by – critical factors on its modern classic CV.

This one is one of the earliest – a 2002 model that was first registered to Jaguar’s own Special Vehicles Department at Lawford Heath, before being sold by a main dealer at three months’ old to a company owner who kept it for five years. It’s a rare pre-facelift model, as the S-Type was given a rear end restyle in 2003 – though purists prefer the earlier cars.

It has been with its current owner for the past three-and-a-half years and has been garaged throughout, as well as thoroughly cherished and enjoyed, with several trips to Germany among its achievements. But a lack of time to enjoy the car means a new home is now sought.

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THE HISTORY AND PAPERWORK


  • Full UK V5C
  • MOT March 2023
  • Two sets of keys
  • Always garaged during current ownership
  • Originally owned by Jaguar Company Vehicles
  • Subsequently supplied by Westover Jaguar of Poole, Dorset
  • Second owner from three months’ old to 2008
  • 11 service stamps to 96,000 miles in 2019
  • Mixture of main dealer and marque specialist
  • Recent invoices for servicing and repair work including new wishbones and track rod ends

THE INTERIOR


  • Two-tone cream and grey leather
  • Renewed headlining
  • Excellent carpets
  • Light maple veneers
  • Touchscreen centre console for sat nav, audio and climate control
  • Some minor wear to driver’s side seat bolster
  • Electric handbrake
  • Cruise control
  • Superb two-tone door cards
  • Original jack and tool kit under boot floor

THE EXTERIOR 


  • Impressive Platinum Silver with Tungsten Grey 18-inch alloys
  • Superb original paint finish
  • A few very minor chips to leading edge of bonnet
  • No dents or body damage
  • Refurbished alloys (very minor kerb marks)
  • Sills on both sides replaced with high quality metal and treated for long-term longevity
  • Undersealed and protected
  • Clear and cloud-free lamp lenses
  • Boot spoiler
  • ‘R’ mesh grille
  • Twin chrome exhaust pipes

THE MECHANICS 


  • 4.2-litre V8
  • 400bhp
  • 0-60 in 5.0 secs/155mph top speed
  • Six-speed intelligent automatic
  • Recent oil, filter and gearbox service 
  • Recent maintenance by high-performance vehicle specialist
  • Astonishing performance
  • Starts well, idles smoothly, gearbox works well
  • Excellent, rewarding car to drive with no known problems

SUMMARY


The S-Type R is one of the real up-and-coming modern classic Jaguars, and with very good reason. After all, it’s a wonderful driver’s car and enjoys terrific performance, as well as bags of character. From the shriek of its supercharger to the rumble of that V8, it’s a car that really stirs the senses, while at the same time enjoying modern comforts and practicality. 

There aren’t many left as smart as this one, which promises to be a sound investment as well as a hugely enjoyable modern muscle car.

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Vehicle specification
  • Year 2002
  • Make Jaguar
  • Model S-Type
  • Colour Platinum Silver
  • Odometer 101,084 Miles
  • Engine size 4196
Auction Details
  • Seller Type Private
  • Town Waddingham
  • Location Lincolnshire
  • Country United Kingdom
Bidding history
15 bids from 10 bidders
  • lewis.s•••• £4,500 29/11/22
  • b1000_s•••• £4,300 29/11/22
  • lewis.s•••• £4,200 29/11/22
  • james-r•••• £4,000 29/11/22
  • peter-c•••• £3,200 29/11/22
  • Perry C•••• £3,000 29/11/22
  • neznoz7•••• £2,900 28/11/22
  • adi-hag•••• £2,800 26/11/22
  • saxo_fa•••• £2,400 24/11/22
  • Isaiahm•••• £2,300 24/11/22

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