1973 Jensen Interceptor
Jensen Motors manufactured Jensen Interceptors between 1966 and 1976 in West Bromwich near Birmingham in England. The cars were hand built at the Kelvin Way Factory. The body was designed by Carrozzeria Touring of Italy. The first bodies were built by Vignale in Italy before Jensen took production in house. In total only 6408 Jensens were produced in 10 years, making it a very rare car indeed!
Jensen used Chrysler V8 engines for their cars. The first cars had the 6.3L 383cu in “Golden Commando” V8 engine and from 1971 to 1976 the 7.2L 440cu in “LA” V8 was used. Transmissions were either a 4 speed manual or a 3-speed Torqueflite A727 automatic. The car also has a limited slip rear differential.
The MKIII was introduced in 1971 and featured a revised front grille, headlamp finishers and bumper. It had GKN alloy wheels and air conditioner was now standard. The seats were also revised.
This specific car is a 1973 MKIII with the 7.2L V8 engine and automatic gearbox. It is finished in metallic red with grey leather seats with red piping and grey and red carpeting. A beautiful “Moto Lita” wood rim steering wheel compliments the interior. Air-conditioning was standard and the car also has power steering and electric windows.
The front valance on the car is an aftermarket valance and the bonnet is a replacement fiberglass bonnet. The original bonnet is available as well.
The odometer says the car has done 8400kms but it has probably clocked over at least once so the mileage is probably around 108000 kms. It has been well maintained and is cosmetically and mechanically sound.
This is a beautiful British sports car from the seventies with an American V8 engine and a body designed in Italy! Is this the best of….three worlds?
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