Lot 152 - 1972 Jensen Interceptor Mk. III

Lot 152 - 1972 Jensen Interceptor Mk. III

Lot 152 - 1972 Jensen Interceptor Mk. III

Lot Number 152
Registration FWW 73L
Chassis Number 1368154
Engine Number 3C11125
Odometer reading 49,900 miles
Result Sold - £28,600
  • Driven by Mark Wahlberg in the Ridley Scott film 'All the Money in the World'
  • Maintained regardless of cost
  • UK registered

Launched in 1966, the Jensen Interceptor broke away from the company's traditional method of construction that used glass reinforced plastic with the new car now incorporating an all steel bodyshell. Designed by Carrozzeria Touring, the early cars were built by Vignale before production was eventually 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 power steering 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 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 and famously, Princess Anne owned one. Production ceased in 1976 with a total of 6408 Mk. I, Mk. II and Mk. III Interceptors built between 1966 and 1976.

Manufactured in 1972,  this wonderful example is presented in good order throughout and is offered in black with  a black leather interior. Having been in the current ownership for five years,  this Jensen has been treated to maintenance work where necessary including a new heater matrix, a NOS vacuum switcher and a Fenair air conditioning kit fitted; the engine bay wiring was also replaced, with other electrical parts replaced where necessary including a new window motor and mechanism on the driver’s door and a reconditioned oil gauge. As such,  this Interceptor is in good running and driving condition. The paintwork retains a deep shine and the chromework is bright. Offered with a good history file including old MoT test certificates, various bills, invoices of maintenance work and a UK V5C registration document.

Interested parties should satisfy themselves as to the description and condition of each lot prior to the sale. Accordingly, buyers are on notice that each vehicle is offered ‘as is/as seen’ subject to the Terms and Conditions for the auction. Buyers are advised to inspect the vehicle in person or use a professional to carry out this service. Historics will not entertain disputes over descriptions.

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