Lot 267 - 1970 Jensen Interceptor Mk. II
|Odometer reading||77,018 miles|
|Result||Sold - £26,036|
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. 1968 saw the addition of power steering and, in 1969, the Mk. II was introduced with detail upgrades that included a revised front end and ventilated disc brakes. 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 6,408 Interceptors manufactured.
Originally registered on 1st February 1970, this Jensen has only had three keepers from new. The file for EHN 287H confirms various sums of money have been spent on this Interceptor over the years, and contains numerous bills, receipts, and previous MoT test certificates. Finished in blue with a beige interior and described as driving with no known faults, this handsome Jensen is certainly an impressive looking car. This 6276cc engine is a delight when she bursts into life and is very responsive on the road; it is hard to believe this car is 52 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, this MoT test exempt Jensen is offered without reserve.