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241 - 1967 Jensen Interceptor Mk. I

 
 
 
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Chassis Number 1172642
Odometer reading 30,600 miles
Estimate £42,000 - £54,000
Result Sold - £51,520

The Jensen Interceptor is a sporting GT-class car. Interceptors were hand-built at the Kelvin Way Factory, West Bromwich between 1966 and 1976. The Interceptor name had been used previously by Jensen for the Interceptor made between 1950 and 1957 at the Carters Green factory. Jensen had extensively used glass-reinforced plastic for the fabrication of body panels in the preceding two decades, but the new Interceptor saw a return to a steel body-shell. The body was designed by an outside firm, Carrozzeria Touring of Italy, rather than the in-house staff. The early bodies were built in Italy by Vignale, before Jensen took production in house; this stunning new car was built from steel but retained a similar chassis to the CV8. It also shared the same Chrysler 383 cubic inch (6,276cc) V8 engine and Torqueflite automatic transmission. The '67 Interceptor rocketed Jensen into international recognition with stars of stage and screen.


This truly is a very special Mk. I Interceptor; not only is it 1 of just 46 left hand drive Mk. I models manufactured, but it was the personal transport of the extremely famous author and international playboy Harold Robbins. One of the best-selling writers of all time, he penned over 25 best-sellers, selling over 750 million copies in 32 languages. However, it wasn't only Robbins' books that made him famous but his hedonistic lifestyle also became a source of notoriety. The Jensen was his personal transport for around 20 years and could often be seen on the South of France/ Monaco scene, parked in the various harbours next to his private yacht (as seen in the photographs); in fact the car still sports a 'Port Pierre Canto' parking sticker on the windscreen. Robbins loved the Jensen so much he sent it back to the Jensen factory circa 1976 for a refurbishment and he often used a picture of him sitting on the front of a Jensen on the dust covers of his books.

A lefthand drive example, this Jensen has some very interesting features; from its yellow Marchal head lights, air conditioning, a metal sunroof as specified by the author and, uniquely, it has a dash mounted Dictaphone in which Harold Robbins would dictate chapters of his latest best seller. Supplied with a great history file and a full year's MoT test certificate, we are advised the Jensen will be registered on UK number plates prior to the auction. Finished in coral red with tan leather trim, this iconic car is described as driving with no known faults. Interceptors are aesthetically very handsome vehicles; a good early example such as this, with a very interesting history, is sure to appeal to collectors and enthusiasts alike.