I didn't even realize that the S-Type came to the US with a manual until recently. It was only sold with an automatic (w/the "J Gate") initially, but I guess some executive at Jaguar actually thought "I know how we can improve sales in the Colonies! Add a manual transmission!"
I wish it were black, but blah blah blah MANUAL TRANSMISSION!
It's nice price for me, despite the need for a clutch. Now if only I can come up with 4 grand...