2003 jaguar S type R for sale by owner - Chesterfield, MO - craigslist (2024)

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The short simple easy description typical of the vague 2 line ones often seen on here would be: 2003 Jaguar S Type R - Rare car - White with Tan Interior - Good condition - nice car, runs good

Now if you want the more detailed description with specifics that can only be provided by those who are familiar with most every aspect of their car (unlike most sellers) read below
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Jaguar S Type R - Supercharged Intercooled Fuel Injected Dual Overhead Cam V8 4.2 Liter 420HP, 6 Speed ZF Gearbox, 3.31 Rear Gear Ratio, Brembo Brakes, Huge Tires, CATS SuperSport Active Computer Suspension in a Light Weight good handling Car, Was the worlds fastest "Saloon" (4 Door Sedan) until the Bentley Continental Speed dethroned it - Platform is capable of 191 MPH in stock form - read below

This car has had NO MODIFICATIONS - not molested or beaten up - Adult owned - If you want one that a loser hasn't gotten their hands on yet here it is - NO check engine light or codes - has passed and will pass inspection

From the Jaguar Club - “The top speed was limited to 155 mph. With the electronic limiter removed, the S-Type R could reach 191 mph, and with simple supercharger pulley upgrades and ECU modifications, can be tuned to produce in excess of 500 bhp with a top speed in excess of 200 mph”

This is a VERY rare car - few even know about it - only 1100 produced World Wide for 2003 and a lucky couple hundred or so in the USA - Less than 8000 produced worldwide for the entire 7 year production run makes this an extremely RARE collector car by any standards - Less than half made it to the USA and a good number worldwide were soon written off by unqualified drivers - Many people selling base jaguar S Types nowdays in an attempt to increase comparable value list them as R (which they are not) thus skewing the common understanding of the rarity and value of these cars - I have only seen a couple true Supercharged R cars among the hundreds of S Types currently listed for sale as Rs

Extremely fast car - engine similar to Shelby GT or other Mustang Cobra Eaton Supercharged Cars - not for amateurs - no test drives without deal finalized - mild realistic demo with me at the wheel - cash only at my BANK during business hours

Car is loaded with every single option, sunroof, handling package with wide tires, everything including NAV and touchscreen that fully functions

Car is in very good condition but not perfect - minor wear and a few little dinglets - Clean Carfax, Clear Title, great maintenance history, US Air Force Pilot and American Airlines Pilot prior owners documented - car is in WAY better shape than most your will find - still has some typical minor Jaguar quirks - buyer should be familiar and aware of them before considering any of the specialty performance cars like these whether Jag or other brand - I am savvy and well versed on these cars but can't hold a buyers hand - I will relay all I know and point you in the right directions to learn more yourself - minor wear for age and especially for the type of car - 136K mileage and will go up as I love to drive it

Has had over $7000 of service and new parts in the last year or so as a measure of preservation and updating including ZF Factory Transmission service and electronics package, pan, filter and fluid, reprogram and road test and proper relearn procedures - the car screams and accelerates like it should with zero excuses - It is a serious and capable opponent to most on the road

Many recent suspension items including most everything that rolls, turns, pivots, or swings is new and has been gone through - and I have included simple pics of the suspension uprights to show the mirror finish in the bearing bores and condition of the aluminum - very clean underneath in all the tell tale places that gauge the conditions in which aluminum components have been operated and stored

Have Window Sticker - price was right at $70K in 2003 after fees - have documentation

This car is not perfect - anyone selling a car like this no matter what the year, brand, make or model and claims it is is either lying or a used car salesman - there are problems typical to these cars (and all others of this nature) that are well covered on forums - it is the nature of the beast - the difference between an abused POS car of this type owned by a person who doesn't care or can't afford to maintain it and a decent example, like my car, is in the continuous discovery, understanding and addressing of such issues - I will provide all info I have to a new buyer - I have owned many cars of this type so I have been through most of it and the current "condition" of a car like this is ongoing and not a static rating
Cash sale - no trades unless it is so far in my favor I could not possibly say no otherwise I would just keep this one - I have yet to see an offer like that on anything I have put up for sale, but who knows - maybe someone will surprise me - Thanks

Serious only please - provide phone for reply

2003 jaguar S type R for sale by owner - Chesterfield, MO - craigslist (2024)

FAQs

How fast is a 2003 Jaguar S-Type R? ›

How fast is the 2003 Jaguar S-Type? The 2003 S-Type ranges in power from the Sedan 4D with 235 horsepower and a 0-60 time of 7.5 seconds to the R Sedan 4D with 390 horsepower and a 0-60 time of 5.3 seconds.

What is the quarter mile on a 2003 Jaguar S-Type R? ›

Our arrest-me-red S-type R sprinted to 60 mph in 5.4 seconds and cruised through the quarter-mile in 13.8 seconds at 103 mph—pretty much what Jaguar forecasts for this car.

What are the options for the 2003 Jaguar S-Type? ›

Comfort and Convenience
  • GarageDoorOpener (Option) Garage door opener.
  • Navigation System (Option) Yes.
  • Power Adjustable Pedals (Option) Yes.
  • Premium Sound System (Option) Alpine audiophile sound system.
  • Rear View Mirror (Option) Electrochromic rear view mirrors.

Is the S-Type R reliable? ›

I bought this jaguar s-type in september 2022 and I have had it now a year and its so reliable it has never broken down it passed through its mot did not even fail its mot its has done 78,000 miles it is very beautiful on the motorway and its driven to mabelthorpe and its driven to Manchester with no fault whatsoever ...

How many miles can a 2003 Jaguar S-Type last? ›

Most Jaguar vehicles will last for at least 150,000 miles, but there's a lot that a driver can do to push this number much higher. With regular oil replacement, belt changes, spark plug replacement, and other basic maintenance services, you can ensure that your Jaguar lasts for 200,000 miles or more.

What is restricted performance on a 2003 Jaguar S-Type R? ›

With the Restricted Performance error message, the car is indicating that the engine management system has gone into a “limp” mode to protect certain systems and components.

What does the S mean in a Jaguar? ›

S - Sport - sport automatic shifting. The Jaguar Sequential Shift mode enables sequential manual gear selection in D (temporary) and S (permanent) modes via the steering wheel mounted paddles.

How long do Jaguars last mileage? ›

The average lifespan of a Jaguar caps out around 100,000 to 150,000 miles.

Does the Jaguar S-Type have a Ford engine? ›

Diesel engines are the Ford/Peugeot 2.7L HDi Ford AJD-V6/PSA DT17 which is used in a number of Ford, Peugeot, Citroen, Jaguar and Land Rover models. From model years 1999 to 2002, the rear-wheel-drive S-Type was equipped with either a five-speed manual (Getrag 221) or a five-speed J-Gate Ford 5R55N transmission .

Is the S-Type Jaguar a future classic? ›

We'd quite understand if Jaguar aficionados want to look away now as, while mention of the S-Type might evoke memories of the gracefully-styled model from the 1960s, the one we're interested in is rather more recent.

What years did Jaguar make the S-Type R? ›

Jaguar introduced the S-Type R in 2002 as a direct competitor for the BMW M5 and the Mercedes-Benz E55 AMG and upgraded it in 2004 for the 2005 model-year. Jaguar introduced the S-Type range in 1999 and, by 2004, it was ready for a facelift.

What is the fastest sedan in 2003? ›

At launch, the W211 Mercedes-Benz E55 AMG was the fastest production sedan in the world. Its 5.4-litre, supercharged V8 not only (nearly) matched the numbers on the badge, but wound out a solid 350kW and 700Nm to account for a cosseted blast to 100km/h in just 4.6 seconds.

Is the Jaguar S-Type fast? ›

With the electronic limiter removed, the S-Type R could reach 191 mph, and with simple supercharger pulley upgrades and ECU modifications, can be tuned to produce in excess of 500 bhp with a top speed in excess of 200 mph.

Which Jaguar is the fastest? ›

Top 5 Fastest Jaguar Cars of All Time

Jaguar XJ220: Running on a turbocharged V6, it earns the fastest-ever Jaguar top speed of 217 mph. Jaguar F-TYPE SVR: With a top speed of 200 mph, the F-Type SVR is the fastest of all series-production Jaguar cars. Its 5.0L supercharged V8 churns out 575 horsepower.

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