Here's an executive-level V8 sedan with unique styling from one of the most prestigious luxury brands in the world. And this 2001 Jaguar S-Type has a history of proper investment in maintenance to keep it a great cruiser. So it makes for an impressive modern classic, especially at this value price.
This is one of the first years for the S-Type, and it was a true hit when it hit the scene. Its quad headlights, oval grille, sculpted hood, and horizon-like silhouette made for a design that was a cool reminder of the Jaguar sedans of the 1960s. Those established the marque as both fast and beautiful, and so this one instantly conveys the same confidence. In fact, the whole car seems to have been thoughtfully planned. The Seafrost Metallic paint is believed to be the original factory application, and its soft but vibrant metallic tone is pure upper-class sophistication. There are well-integrated dual exhaust tips, a touch of chrome in the wraparound bumpers, 10-spoke factory alloys, clear headlights, and a leaping cat boldly leading the way... It all makes for a detailed and attractive sedan.
Inside is exactly what you would expect from Jaguar: uplifting luxury. The tan leather and blond wood paneling are the perfect combo to brighten up your drive even on the dreariest English day. It all looks quite clean and complete where the light wear in the high-traffic spots of the upholstery seems more like a reminder of overall care in this actual-miles modern classic. This S-Type is loaded with all the features you want in a modern car, including power seats, power windows, power locks, keyless entry, power tilt wheel, power steering, premium AM/FM/cassette stereo with CD changer, satellite navigation, cruise control, power sunroof, and dual-zone climate control. A modern classic also means modern safety features like dual front airbags and ABS. From the driver's seat, this is the ideal mix of sporting and luxury with many of your main controls mounted directly to the steering wheel, and your right hand gets the iconic J-gate shifter for the five-speed automatic transmission.
If you thought the interior was loaded, just wait until you see the engine bay. This S-Type came with the largest motor available in 2001, which means it actually came from its bigger brother, the XJ8. Under that leaper bonnet (hood) is a very tidy DOHC 4.0-liter fuel-injected V8. This motor is famous for combining the engineering talents of Ford with Jaguar's flair for driving passion. It has that ideal balance of a smooth-riding sedan and a sharp-handling sports car with a fully independent suspension. Part of what keeps this example so confident on the road is the level of investment in maintenance that you want in an upper-class cruiser like this. Within the last few years there have been new control arms, a steering rack, a stabilizer bar, tie rods, brake rotors, ball joints, bushings, and an alignment.
The sale comes complete with a lifelong maintenance record. This is the kind of car where you use the value price to add a new headliner, give the wheels a professional polish, or do other cosmetic upgrades/restorations that make it more to your liking. But the heart of the value is all about a luxury car that's well-maintained in the fundamentals to deliver that smooth V8 power and upper-class driver feeling. Call today!!!