Lot 122 - 1969 Jensen Interceptor Mk. I
|Odometer reading||69,882 miles|
|Estimate||£34,000 - £40,000|
|Result||Sold - £40,880|
The Jensen Interceptor is a sporting GT-class car and were hand-built at the Kelvin Way factory, West Bromwich between 1966 and 1976. The Interceptor name had been used previously by Jensen for the Interceptors made between 1950 and 1957 at the Carters Green factory. Jensen had extensively used glass-reinforced plastic for the fabrication of body panels in the preceding two decades but the new Interceptor saw a return to a steel body shell originally designed by an outside firm, Carrozzeria Touring of Milan, rather than in-house. The early bodies were built in Italy by Vignale before Jensen took production in house; this stunning new car was built from steel but retained a similar chassis to the CV8. It also shared the same Chrysler 383 cubic inch (6,276cc) V8 engine and Torqueflite automatic transmission. The '67 Interceptor helped propel Jensen into international recognition with stars of stage and screen.
Originally registered on 1st January 1969, this Jensen was a demonstrator vehicle of Newbury Motors in Halesowen, Worcestershire. Copies of the original build sheet and correspondence between Newbury Motors and Jensen Motors Ltd. confirming the early history of LNH 968G are included in the history file. In 1991, the car was put into storage until 2015 when she was removed and a major re-commissioning project commenced. Bills totaling over £20,000 confirm the extent of work carried out and, as such, this Jensen Interceptor Mk.I presents in very good order both mechanically and cosmetically. The design of Interceptors is conventional and typical of the period; however few manufactures were able to achieve the superb aesthetics mated to a 6,276cc V8 with seemingly effortless power available. Supplied with a V5 registration document and a full years MoT test certificate, a Jensen Interceptor is a fabulous car to look at and even better to drive.
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