Lot 255 - 1975 Jensen Interceptor Mk. III
|Odometer reading||41,300 miles|
|Estimate||£29,000 - £38,000|
|Result||Sold - £38,488|
- Low mileage example
- Great history folder
- Only three previous keepers
The Jensen Interceptor was launched in 1966 and the all steel bodyshell broke away from the company's traditional method of construction that used GRP (glass reinforced plastic). Designed by Carrozzeria Touring, the early cars were built by Vignale before production eventually was carried out at the Jensen works in West Bromwich. Power was delivered by the Chrysler 6276cc, V8 through a TorqueFlite automatic transmission and final drive being a Salisbury axle with limited slip differential. A manual gearbox was offered as an option. 1968 saw the addition of powersteering and, in 1969, the Mk. II was introduced with detail upgrades that included a revised front end and ventilated disc brakes.1971 saw the introduction of the Mk. III; the engine size was increased to 7212cc and, it was at this time, the most powerful engine Jensen had produced. The imposing presence, power and distinctive shape that included the wrap around glass rear hatch drew the rich and famous to the marque. Production ceased in 1976 with a total of 6408 Interceptors manufactured.
Originally registered on 20th February 1975 this delightful Jensen has only had three previous keepers and has covered a mere 41,300 miles from new. Significant sums of money have been spent on this Interceptor over the years, as confirmed by the superb history folder, this includes a large collection of MoT test certificates which confirm the low mileage. Finished in black with black interior and described as driving with no known faults, this handsome Jensen is certainly an impressive looking car. This 7212cc engine is a delight when she bursts into life and is very responsive on the road, it is hard to believe this car is 46 years old. The styling of Interceptors is certainly impressive, borne out of how many admiring glances these cars attract on the open road. Supplied with a V5C registration document and a full years’ MoT test certificate, this is certainly one of the better examples available today.
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