The Jaguar S-Type debuted at the 1998 Birmingham Motor Show and was marketed between 1999 and 2008, reviving the name of the company's 1963-66 S-Type. Early S-Types were produced between 1999 and 2002 are distinguished by a U-shaped centre console. The traditional Leaping Jaguar was optional even though it is approved by the US and EU standards and breaks away in the case of an accident. Subsequent models have the Jaguar logo incorporated within the radiator grille and a more traditional 'looped' styling for the centre console.
In 2003 the S-type was given a six-speed, automatic ZF transmission as well as a revised 3.0-litre V6 engine with 235 hp The 2003 model featured a revised dash, centre console, and a grille with the Jaguar badge to give the vehicle a more Jaguar-like appearance. A minor facelift on the 2005 model year featured redesigned front and rear aprons, a slightly modified grille, remodeled rear light clusters, an aluminium bonnet, and a new 2.7-litre V6 diesel engine with 207 hp The windscreen washer jets were incorporated into the windscreen wiper arms.
This lovely, original example was ordered specifically in British Racing Green, completely colour coded with the exception of the chrome mesh grille. Included were sport body styling, Jaguar logo mud flaps, 18" BBS road wheels, black sport leather interior, Alpine audio system, Jaguar rubber floor mats, dark wood veneer finish, and auto dim glass. To complete the package the car came with the manual gearbox option, completing the proper Jaguar driving experience.
Changing hands in 2004, the car remained with that keeper until 2009, changing hands again where it has remained for the past 10 years. 84,400 miles is correct with 7 stamps in the history, with a most recent service at 83,910. All original documentation is present including V5 and a long clean MoT. The car has 2 keys together with the original Jaguar keyrings.