Lot 114 - 1972 Jensen Healey Convertible

Lot 114 - 1972 Jensen Healey Convertible

Lot 114 - 1972 Jensen Healey Convertible

Lot Number 114
Registration RXD 408L
Chassis Number 10119
Engine Number A72050099
Odometer reading 65,641 miles
Result Sold - £10,296
  • Restored between 2016/2017
  • £17,000 spent on restoration

The Jensen Healey was designed in a joint venture by Donald Healey and William Towns with Jensen Motors and it was hoped that Healey could help to contribute the sense of style that made the Austin Healey a hit. Jensen looked to Lotus for the power plant as they had a new, untested engine available, thus all Jensen Healey models came equipped with the new 1973cc Lotus 907 engine. This multi-valve engine has a claim to be the first to be used in a 'mass produced' car with a set-up producing approximately 144bhp and a top speed of 119mph, accelerating from 0-60mph in just 8.1 seconds.

This very presentable example is offered in light blue with black interior, black hood and comes with the rare factory hardtop. The last owner had the car for some 32 years and it has been the subject of a restoration between 2016 and 2017 when circa £17,000 was spent on the car. This included the replacement of its SU carbs with Dellorto’s and the work was carried out by Fourways Engineering near Sevenoaks in Kent. The car now looks extremely good all round and comes with a large history file. These are rare cars and one in this condition, even rarer!

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. All registration numbers, engine and chassis details are sourced from registration documents provided to Historics by the client or representative or HPI checks and buyers are to satisfy themselves as to the accuracy of these details. 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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