Lot 215 - 1973 Jensen Healey Mk.I
|Estimate||£4,000 - £6,000|
|Result||Sold - £4,368|
With the demise of the Austin-Healey 3000, car dealer Kjell Qvale was looking for a new product to replace it. Kjell Qvale eventually became a Jensen shareholder and Donald Healey became the chairman. The Jensen-Healey was designed in a joint venture by Donald Healey, his son, William Towns and Jensen Motors and it was hoped that Healey could help to contribute the sense of style that made the Austin-Healey a hit. Jensen looked to Lotus for the power plant as they had a new, untested engine available, thus all Jensen-Healey models came equipped with the new 1973cc Lotus 907 engine. This multi-valve engine has a claim to be the first to be used in a 'mass produced' car with a setup producing approximately 144bhp and a top speed of 119mph and accelerating from zero to 60mph in just 8.1 seconds.
This lovely Jensen Healey presented in deep red with a black leather interior and has remarkably covered very few miles and is in great condition. The vendor informs us that it has remained garaged for most of its life and has an original hood in splendid condition. A collection of old MoT test certificates are present to testify its mileage as is a V5 registration certificate and current MoT test certificate valid until June 2015. This rare classic is due its day as it looks good, drives well and should have been a huge success in the 70's. This lovely example could lead the way, especially with the cracking lotus power plant.
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