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    Is the s type becoming a classic?

    I was out shopping yesterday with my wife and was left at the magazine stand so that I did not interfere by filling the shopping trolley with ducmon treats. As I started to check out the car magazines my attention was rapidly caught by a picture on the front of "young oldtimer". Inside there was an eight page write up on the s type. It was all in all a positive write up for the car.

    It appears that they were showing all the weak points for potential buyers and were recommending them as an investment for the future. They were showing the value for all of the models.

    Just for Jim they were not limiting the article to the STR but all models and showing that the value for a good car appears to at least stabile if not slowly going up.I


    I unable to report more because just as I was getting really into the article "she who will be obeyed" came along and informed me that it is time to go and " No you cannot have that magazine!!!!! "

    So perhaps another person in Germany can supply more information about the beloved S type ( I am not biased here honest)
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    We know who wears the trousers in your house

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    Of course she wears the trousers she would look very silly in a kilt
    Grumpy Old Git
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    2003 (botox) S type 3.0 sport with manual gearbox, as rare as rocking horse apples

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    Thank you ducmon! <takes a bow left and right whilst glancing behind!>

    There will always be connoisseurs for cars with individual looks.

    The S Type is still a very good looking car, the 4.2 V8 non-supercharged is still a great car in my view.

    The factor which will slow things down is the old tin worm, an S Type 3.0 litre with holes would not be as worth restoring as an STR, obviously except for owners who are attached to theirs.

    The 4.0-litre V8 also has an attraction for me and is cheap.

    If any clean S Type came my way I wouldn't turn it down.

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    Without wishing to steal the thunder of the S-type, might the classic annointment soon apply to the X-type also?

    I realise that S v X is perhaps a touchy subject and I admit that it might take longer for the X to establish a propitious following in this regard, but in truth there may be arguments to substantiate both models in the future as each has their unique characteristics in Jaguar's history books.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rowley_1812 View Post
    Without wishing to steal the thunder of the S-type, might the classic annointment soon apply to the X-type also?
    I think it will only apply to the Estate. 3.0. Pre-facelift, obviously. In dark blue. Oh, and it will have to be a Sovereign.

    Apart from that, no chance!
    55 X-Type 3.0 Sovereign estate, automatic, midnight blue, barley leather

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    Quote Originally Posted by Willber G View Post
    It think it will only apply to the Estate. 3.0. Pre-facelift, obviously. In dark blue. Oh, and it will have to be a Sovereign.

    Apart from that, no chance!

    ... and only on a '55' plate presumably?
    2005 (55) X-type 2.0d S saloon ~ Zircon/Champagne/Belize.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rowley_1812 View Post
    ... and only on a '55' plate presumably?
    Yeah, but they're like hens' teeth - good luck finding one.
    55 X-Type 3.0 Sovereign estate, automatic, midnight blue, barley leather

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    I'm sure I saw a picture of one recently ... but I could have been mistaken!
    2005 (55) X-type 2.0d S saloon ~ Zircon/Champagne/Belize.

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    The S type R is quite a rare car these days and is quite well thought off but the other variations are not hence the prices. I had a 2.7D and it was a fantastic Car and the 4.2 is also great but they don't get much notice sadly

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