Lot 371 - 2003 Jensen S-V8
|Odometer reading||2,680 miles|
|Estimate||£24,000 - £28,000|
The Jensen S-V8 was the last of Jensen cars and after a £10 million investment, including Liverpool City Council and the Department of Trade and Industry, the car was launched at the 1998 British International Motor Show, with an initial production run of 300 units planned at a selling price of £40,000 each. The Merseyside factory in Speke commenced production in August 2001 but troubles with the manufacturer meant production ceased with only 20 ever leaving the factory and another 18 cars left partially completed. The company went into administration in July 2002. Referred to as the "million pound Jensen", the S-V8 is powered by a Ford Mustang 4•6-litre, 32-valve, four-cam, V8 engine producing 325bhp, with a top speed of 160mph and 0-60mph in less than five seconds. The Jensen name and partially completed cars were later sold to SV Automotive of Carterton in Oxfordshire, in 2003 who decided to complete the build of 12 of the cars.
This is great opportunity to acquire a very rare, interesting and unusual British sports car. This 2003 Jensen S-V8 is probably one of the last cars produced by SV Automotive being registered on 1st September 2003. It has had one owner from new and has only covered a total of 2680 miles since leaving the factory. Finished in blue with a blue/cream leather interior and blue Wilton carpets, this Jensen S-V8 is supplied with a V5C registration document and MoT test certificate which expires in May 2015, along with a few old MoT test certificates. The Telegraph described the "S-V8, as being by a long way the best Jensen ever", with the Ford Mustang Cobra V8 engine, this car sounds superb and its very modern but quirky styling always ensures to turn heads. This car has all the right ingredients to becoming a sought after and revived classic with the great name of Jensen, powered by Cobra and built in very limited numbers.
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