Lot 155 - 1968 Jensen Interceptor Mk I

Lot 155 - 1968 Jensen Interceptor Mk I

Lot 155 - 1968 Jensen Interceptor Mk I

Lot Number 155
Registration TBC (EU Registered)
Chassis Number 1152774
Engine Number 76815B
Estimate £30,000 - £35,000
Result Sold - £30,240

Shown at the October 1966 Earls Court Motor Show alongside the technically advanced four wheel drive FF, the Touring of Milan-designed Interceptor was quite a sensation and received much praise. The fact Jensen had, in the space of a year, produced two completely new models was also outstanding, particularly as the two companies involved in the project were 680 miles apart. The original design, penned by Touring of Milan, was taken to Vignale of Turin who had the capability to produce the car in far greater numbers than Touring. Fully trimmed and painted body shells were then delivered from Italy for assembly at West Bromwich by October 1966. Both new cars had the 330bhp, Chrysler V8 engine coupled to a Torqueflite three-speed automatic gearbox and fashionable Rostyle wheels were fitted.

First registered on 5th March, 1968, this original UK Jensen is a rare righthand drive example. The car has had five UK keepers before being exported to Belgium in 2007 where it underwent a restoration totalling some €30,000 in 2014-2015. Work carried out included a mechanical overhaul with the engine partially dismantled to check for wear and underwent a respray to its original Crystal Blue.

The car is supplied with a NOVA certificate; UK registration is a simple process and we are confident its original registration number would be re-issued. Old UK V5 documents are located in the file along with various bills and invoices from its time in the UK, nine old MoT test certificates, a statement of origin from Jensen Motors confirming the cars original colour scheme of Crystal Blue, a clear HPI certificate and many invoices from its time in Belgium.

The Jensen Interceptor has become a very collectable car yet still offers excellent value when compared with its peers and exudes style in spades.

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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