2004 Jaguar S-Type 4.2 V8 Sport

Highlights


  • 4.2L V8
  • Gorgeous paint colour
  • Phenomenal sound
  • ULEZ Compliant &  lower tax-bracket

The Appeal


Introduced in 1999 to compete with the likes of BMW’s 5 Series, this generation of S-Type was a novel nod to the ‘60s S-Type nameplate. The vehicle would be available in both petrol and diesel configurations, including Jaguar’s near-legendary AJ-V8.

From 2003 onwards, the V8 would be enlarged from 4L to 4.2L, providing a welcome increase in torque and power. Being a 2004 model, this particular car does of course boast the larger of the two, paired with a buttery smooth 6-speed automatic gearbox. In addition to having bucket loads of power, this S-Type is absolutely packed with luxury comforts and optional extras. 

If you’re looking for a highly specced luxury British saloon, with performance capable of rivaling modern sports cars, this S-Type Sport is the car for you. 


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The History and Paperwork


  • Well maintained example
  • MOT until March 2023
  • Original Jaguar handbooks & wallet
  • Detailed independent maintenance record
  • Regularly serviced
  • V5C document present

This S-Type has been enjoyed by 5 former keepers, and now shows just shy of seventy thousand miles. Throughout its time on the road, the car has been well maintained and serviced regularly, as highlighted by the included work history report. Throughout its time with the current owner, the car’s gentle lifestyle has continued, venturing out on dry sunny days and being treated with everything as required. 

Also included with the vehicle’s paperwork is the V5C document, a collection of previous MOT certificates, and invoices detailing previous maintenance. Invoices cover items like a new radiator and transmission service. 



The Interior


  • Sport seats
  • SVR Pattern Windsor Perforated Leather
  • Birds Eye Maple Grey Veneer
  • Premium Alpine sound
  • Heated front seats
  • Carpet footwell mats
  • CD autochanger
  • Cell phone
  • Television
  • Audio remote controls
  • Features rear cup holders

The interior of this gorgeous S-Type is a sublime place to find oneself. The cabin shows off a Warm Charcoal interior, complete with grey veneer, Nimbus headline, and perforated leather, along with a host of welcome luxury comforts. Key items to note include the Television screen, Alpine sound system, and Sport seats

Both front seats are in excellent condition, showing only incredibly minor signs of use, especially for the mileage covered. Be that a testament to the overall build quality or the practice of caring owners, it is certainly welcome within the interior. The rear seats sit ever so slightly above, having likely seldom been used in the past. 


All 4 door cards present themselves well, showing off the quirky Maple Grey veneer with very few noticeable marks. All carpeting, interior trim components, and Nimbus headlining follow suit, showing few signs of age.

Overall, this is a very well-equipped interior, that will no doubt continue to provide plentiful comfort for many more years to come. 



The Exterior


  • Jaguar Racing Green paintwork
  • Excellent condition for its age
  • Near-new alloy wheels
  • Gorgeous colour combination
  • Boot spoiler
  • 2004 facelift components

There are few OEM paint colours as beautiful as Jaguar’s 1957 Racing Green, especially on today’s roads. The green paintwork takes on tones of blue in the shade, and bursts of yellow in the sunlight, revealing an incredible amount of flake within. It is genuinely a high-end colour that looks different from each angle and suits the classy yet unique sporty nature of the S-Type perfectly. 

The paintwork is in excellent condition for its age, save for the typical front-end chips and touched-in marks, along with a minor defect on the bonnet and the pictured clearcoat defect on the roof. These issues tend to be only noticeable upon close inspection, but should certainly be considered by potential buyers. Should you wish to bring back the paintwork’s once pristine finish, thorough machine polish and minor touch-ups will work wonders. 

The car also sits on a relatively new set of Fox alloy wheels, which are rather reminiscent of the original Antares wheels, and suit the car very well. The wheels are in great condition, showing only minor signs of curb rash noticeable upon close inspection. 

This is no doubt one of the most beautiful saloons available on today’s market and will make a mightily fine addition to one’s collection. 



The Mechanics


  • 4.2L V8
  • 6-speed automatic transmission
  • Reverse park control
  • Sport suspension
  • Dynamic stability control
  • Xenon headlights
  • Intrusion sensing
  • Cruise control
  • Memory function
  • Automatic headlamp leveling
  • Custom exhaust
  • Believed to have been serviced annually

Buyers will be pleased to know that this Jaguar roars to life, and performs without fault. Known for having an abundance of power, this S-Type Sport will surprise you with its balance of sporty performance, and luxury refinement. Sport suspension provides a firm, yet comfortable ride and the AJ-V8 provides the driver with the magical ability to disappear with the tap of the accelerator. 

This S-Type also features a custom exhaust, which essentially removes the factory backboxes to allow the mighty V8 to sing its tune. Although the original backboxes can be included with the car, it could be argued the vehicle should have sounded this way from the factory. 

The S-Type Sport dose 0-60 in an outstanding 6.2sec which should not be a surprise with 300BHP After all, what’s the point in a whopping V8 if you can’t sing about it? 

As the included history of work paperwork details, this Jaguar has been well cared for over the years, being treated with the likes of a new expansion tank, aux belt, rebuilt intake manifold and new hoses, new drive shafts, and various electrical upkeep. The vehicle has also been regularly serviced alongside its annual MOT, and now presents itself without a known electrical or mechanical fault. 



Summary


This Jaguar S Type Sport shows off a sublime balance of comfort, performance, beauty, and iconic Jaguar prestige. The mighty 4.2L V8 hiding under the bonnet gives this sporty saloon enough power to rival most on the road, while a well-equipped interior provides superb levels of passenger comfort. 

If you’re looking for a classy British saloon guaranteed to turn heads, surprise traffic with its performance, and put a wild grin on your face upon hearing the V8 roar… this is the car for you. 





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Vehicle specification
  • Year 2004
  • Make Jaguar
  • Model S-Type 4.2 V8 Sport
  • Colour Green
  • Odometer 69,418 Miles
  • Engine size 4196
Auction Details
  • Seller Type Private
  • Location Lancashire
  • Country United Kingdom
Bidding history
12 bids from 9 bidders
  • butler.•••• £6,500 01/08/22
  • Zedcoup•••• £6,300 01/08/22
  • tempore•••• £5,900 01/08/22
  • Zedcoup•••• £5,800 01/08/22
  • tempore•••• £5,700 01/08/22
  • TP 73 £5,500 29/07/22
  • mobiled•••• £5,000 25/07/22
  • Rossmac•••• £3,600 25/07/22
  • Johnno £3,100 25/07/22
  • eddie.w•••• £3,000 25/07/22

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