Lot 142 - 1969 Jensen Interceptor Mk. II
|£20,000 - £28,000
- Subject of restoration work
- Desirable colour combination
- Sizeable history file
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.
Registered new on 11th November 1969 this Interceptor Mk. II is offered in dark blue coachwork over a tan interior and generally presents very well. The Jensen has been the subject of a previous restoration which was completed by its previous owner. The work undertaken included removing the engine and refreshing the engine bay, renovation of the mechanicals including the suspension, a new interior, and various upgrades such as a new more powerful alternator and an electric fan. The interior of the Jensen is tidy as is the engine bay, and the paintwork and bodywork are also in good condition, although showing some general signs of age. Offered with a sizeable history file which includes many sundry bills and invoices, pictures of the restoration work, old MoT test certificates, old tax discs and the current UK registration document. With a very sensible estimate we are sure this example will be huge amounts of fun for the new owner. Consignor, Daniel Godin
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