Lot 220 - 1957 Jensen Interceptor Convertible
|Odometer reading||90,206 miles|
|Estimate||£66,000 - £72,000|
|Result||Sold - £67,200|
The Jensen Interceptor made debut its in 1950. It was the second model made by the West Bromwich firm Jensen Motors. This new model was based on Austin components with a body built by Jensen and styled by Eric Neale. The power unit was the Austin 3993cc straight-six engine. A convertible Jensen tested by ‘The Motor’ in 1952,when the car cost £2645,had a top speed of 95 mph. Production ran until 1957 during which time 32 convertibles, 52 saloons and four sedancas were built.
This rare convertible Jensen presents extremely well in the attractive colour combination of black with a red interior. The file accompanying TXU 989 has an impressive amount of original correspondence and service paperwork dating back from the 1960’s. One of the letters is from the managing director of Jensen Cars dated November 1986, it refers to this Interceptor as being on of no more than six or seven in existence. The letter also makes reference to a previous owner of this car as Benjamin Britten. Contained within the history file is a photograph that shows the world famous composer with the car, along with this is a photographic history of this Jensen being resprayed during a restoration in 2011 costing £12,500. Offered to auction with a V5C registration document, this Jensen Interceptor convertible offers the opportunity to purchase a rare car in good order with a good service record and an interesting history.
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