1964 Jaguar S-Type Barn Find


This 1964 Jaguar S-Type 3.8 barn find might look staged, but it’s not. This Jag was found hiding in this barn, where it had been for many years. The barn did a great job of protecting it from the elements, leaving it in very solid shape. The seller has done a little work to the brakes, but has otherwise left it as found. It has been listed here on eBay Classifieds with an asking price of £3,995 or about $6,000.


The seller has fought the temptation to clean the dirt and dust from this barn find, so that the next owner can have the joy of cleaning it. The only problem with this is that it’s difficult to tell what’s hiding underneath all that dirt. From what can be seen in the photos it looks to be solid, but without inspecting it closely it’s hard to know for sure.


The interior is showing its age and is going to need a lot of attention. Most everything could be salvaged, such as the wood and the leather, but will need lots of reconditioning. It appears that someone started a restoration at some point, which could mean there is something seriously wrong mechanically.


This S-Type is powered by the same 3.8 liter straight six found in Jaguar’s sporty XKE which produced 220 horsepower. The seller hasn’t tried to start this big six yet, but they claim it turns over and that all the electrical systems are in working order.


This was a hot car back when it was new, with a top speed of 125 mph and a 0-60 time of 10 seconds. It is going to need a considerable amount of work before it will be speeding around town any time soon. Getting it to this side of the pond could be expensive, but not impossible…


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  1. Robert J

    If you have strong masochistic tendencies as far as cars are concerned (and don’t we all) then these are for you. Fortunately for you, there are always three or four of them for sale in California at any given time – Cheap! Save now, pay later!
    Cash in your 401K’s now folks.
    Some examples (although last week I saw some nicer ones);

    5K, LHD, a better deal!

    A running example (save loads O’ cash!)

    $2,000 bucks! How could you lose?

    Not quite enough whips and chains for you? Try This!:

    • scot

      ~ parts and/or projects.
      “If you have strong masochistic tendencies as far as cars are concerned (and don’t we all) then these are for you. Fortunately for you, there are always three or four of them for sale in California at any given time – Cheap! Save now, pay later!”
      i’m pasting this in an email to myself for a good laugh w/ AM coffee;)

      • scot

        cut and paste, not pasting

  2. Robert J

    Also, I kid you not, I saw one of these ON THE ROAD this morning (05/23/2013) on the way to work. Not on the side of the road, but in actual motion! No, I was not tripping. It can be done dear fellow (or madam) and you are just the fellow (or madam) to give it the old college try.

  3. CowtownP1800

    That image of the S-Type as found in the barn defines the “barn find” concept to me. What a great photo.

    • Andrew Young

      Just wanted to say thanks for the kind comment on the photo. I’m the guy who took it and it really was there, and what a gem it is. Fantastic shoot, the best I’ve been on.
      heres my website where there is another interior image http://www.ayphoto.co.uk

      • scot

        ~ excellent!!! Andrew Young ,,,,, er….. you’re not in Atlanta, are you? your Honor, Sir??

  4. joe lonzello

    Having owned MGB’s & one E-Type I am amazed at any claim the electrical system is in order after sitting for years or just having been serviced !

  5. paul

    I am a 3.8 Mk 11 guy, these were too fat.

  6. Beach Roo

    Am a MK II guy who has done one 63 Mk II, a 59 Mk IX, two e types and one XK 120… Still like the lines…

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