A look back at all of the Jaguar Types
To celebrate the new F-Type, we reminisce on 61 years of Jag Types
Posted: 10 Apr 2012
Hold on - that's a Jaguar Mk II, isn't it? Well... no. The first S-Type, which was introduced in 1959, wore very similar sheet metal to the Mk II (albeit longer, stiffer and with a higher roofline), but underneath it was a lot more sophisticated and luxurious.
It got a mid-scale version of the Mark X's independent rear suspension (replacing the Mk II's live rear axle) and the power steering was also upgraded to a quicker system. Inside, it got a full walnut veneer dashboard, the front seats got extra adjustment and there was more headroom in the back.