Lot 244 - 1969 Jensen FF

Lot 244 - 1969 Jensen FF

Lot 244 - 1969 Jensen FF

Lot Number 244
Registration MMA 40H
Chassis Number 119165
Engine Number 173219E
Odometer reading 67,566 miles
Estimate £78,000 - £86,000

Produced between 1966 and 1971, the Jensen FF  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 25th August 1969, this Jensen FF is one of only 198 examples ever manufactured. The first owner kept MMA 40H for 31 years and she has only had five owners in total. In the last three years, the car has benefitted from the brakes and suspension being overhauled, radiator re-cored, new water pump and a new Edelbrock 600 carburettor, the under-bonnet area presents superbly well.  The interior has had new carpets and underlay and the front seats have been rebuilt with new leather facings fitted. The underside of the car is unmarked and overall this is a splendid example and one to be enjoyed immediately. The car is supplied with a V5C registration document, an MoT test certificate valid until 12th February 2017 and a substantial history folder.

 

Interested parties should satisfy themselves as to the description and condition of each lot prior to the sale. Buyers are advised to inspect the car in person or use a professional to carry out this service.

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