1970 JENSEN INTERCEPTOR SERIES II
Registration Number: TBK 67J
Chassis Number: 123.3833
- Offered with No Reserve
More than any of its previous models, the Interceptor of the Sixties firmly established Jensen as a producer of stylish, high performance and hand-built cars. The prototype Interceptor appeared in 1965, a two seater convertible with alloy coachwork, a third transverse rear seat and either 4.5 or 6.3 litre Chrysler engine. Although well received, Jensen realised the market was really for closed cars and entrusted the design to Vignale in Italy.
Launched at the 1966 London Motor Show, the stylish Interceptor proved a star attraction. Beneath its now steel coachwork the substantial parallel tube chassis featured independent wishbone/coil spring front suspension with a live, leaf-sprung rear axle located by Panhard rod and disc brakes all-round. Power came from a 6,276cc Chrysler V8, producing 325bhp at 4,600rpm and an impressive 4251b.ft at 2,800rpm, mated to a three-speed Chrysler automatic transmission. This allowed for a top speed of 133mph and 0-60mph in just 7.4 seconds. Inside, Connolly leather and Wilton carpets ensured luxury while the dashboard was comprehensively equipped.
In October 1968, shortly after power steering became standard, the Interceptor was announced in Mk II form with larger fuel tank, reclining seats, restyled fascia and optional air conditioning. Interest and subsequent values of Jensen Interceptors have risen rapidly in recent years, as such we are sure this restoration project will be of much interest to enthusiasts.
Manufactured in July of 1970, this Series II Interceptor was originally finished in Silver Grey with a Black leather interior. A six-owner car from new, at some point in its past the Jensen has been repainted in red, although the interior trim appears to be original. A candidate very much ripe for full restoration, the Interceptor is supplied with a UK V5C, older MoT from 1995, Statement of Origin from Jensen, and copies of period factory recall records.
This Lot will be sold with No Reserve to the highest bidder on the day.