Lot 271 - 1969 Jensen FF
|Estimate||£52,000 - £62,000|
|Result||Sold - £58,500|
The Jensen FF is a four-wheel drive grand tourer produced between 1966 and 1971. It was the first non all-terrain production car equipped with four-wheel drive and an anti-lock braking system, the Dunlop Maxaret mechanical system, used hitherto only on aircraft, trucks, and racing cars. The use of four-wheel drive in a passenger car preceded the successful Audi Quattro & Subaru by many years. The letters FF stand for Ferguson Formula after Ferguson Research Limited who invented the car's system. The FF is related to the similar-looking, rear-wheel drive Jensen Interceptor but is five inches longer and mechanically very different. The FF can be distinguished from the Interceptor by a few styling cues; the most obvious being the twin (rather than single) diagonal air vents on the front wing just rear of the wheel-arches.
Originally registered on 23rd September 1969, this Jensen FF is one of only 198 manufactured and presents in very good order. The white coachwork is virtually unmarked as is the black leather interior; the chromework - of which there is plenty - on this handsome example is also in very good condition. Accompanying EMC 44H is a good history file with lots of early history of the car and detailed ownership up to 2006. A considerable amount of work appears to have been carried out on this Jensen between 2005 and 2010, hence the reason why it presents in such good condition today. Supplied with a V5 registration document and a current MoT test certificate, a Jensen FF is a fabulous car to look at and even better to drive.