Lot 245 - 1974 Jensen Interceptor Mk. III Convertible *WITHDRAWN*
|Odometer reading||66,907 miles|
|Estimate||£46,000 - £52,000|
- Significant investment in recent times
- Featured in the film ‘Assault on Agathon’
DUE TO CIRCUMSTANCES BEYOND OUR CONTROL, THIS LOT HAS BEEN WITHDRAWN FROM THE AUCTION
The Jensen Interceptor is a sporting GT-class car that was hand built at the Kelvin Way Factory near Birmingham between 1966 and 1976. 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 designed by an outside firm, Carrozzeria Touring of Italy. The early bodies were Italian built by Vignale before production by Jensen themselves in West Bromwich began; with subtle body modifications. The Interceptor took its styling cues from the Brasinca Uirapuru, with a distinctive large, curving wraparound rear window that doubled as a tailgate.
This lefthand drive Jensen was repatriated to the UK in 2014 and immediately had £16,500 spent on her to bring the car up to standard. Presenting very well now and finished in Pine Green with beige leather interior, this Interceptor has an interesting history. This car was the personal property Kjell Qvale who was the majority shareholder of Jensen Motors. Mr. Qvale was approached by film producer Nico Minardos about product placement for a film he was about to start production on. In the end Kjell Qvale financed the whole film resulting in this Jensen featuring throughout the ‘Assault on Agathon’. Supplied with a V5C registration document and a full years MoT test certificate this British built sportscar is one of only 267 convertibles manufactured by Jensen and with the hood down the driving experience is a delight.
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