Description New in stock Jensen Interceptor. Refurbishment and modernisation planned in our leading restoration workshop. This is the ideal time to be part of the project and build an Interceptor to your exact specification, included but limited to paintwork colour, higher power engine and interior styling.
1970 Jensen Interceptor II 6.3l Auto Finished in yellow with black leather interior 55,000 miles from new Only one recorded lady owner form new Supplied new by Jensen main agent Newbury Motors Ltd of Halesowen on 22 October 1970. Incredibly this stunning motor car has had only one registered owner since, a local lady who along with her husband completely and utterly cosseted and cherished her. Since arriving with us we have commissioned a full strip-down and bare metal repaint at our trusted prize winning body-shop due to age related marks and imperfections. When stripped back the body was found to be in remarkable order, just as we expected. We also had some brightwork refinished, again not due to damage but minor age related fading, which we wanted perfected. Needles to say the re-fit included many new parts and new seals were used throughout. The results to this lengthy but sympathetic restoration are simply stunning. We have also given it a thorough mechanical check-over & service and can confirm she drives superbly. This beautiful example comes complete with original service book, owners handbook, factory build sheets, original toolkit and a file of old MOT’s and invoices. Thi
This 1971 Jensen Interceptor is an excellent original car to restore. Red with black interior. A great but only $6,950
Not only is this a truly exceptional Jensen CV8, it is an incredibly rare, scarce MKI example and a collectors dream. Only 500 Jensen CV8’s were ever built 490 in RHD format but only 69 MKI examples were ever built. The MKI CV8 is unbelievably rare and considering only 99 RHD Gordon Keeble cars were ever built, it puts this car into perspective. The CV8 model has been strongly appreciating and in Europe we have seen examples offered over the £100,000 mark already. The CV8 was a super car of its day, powered by a 305 bhp Chrysler 361ci V8 at first, and later by the 330 bhp 383 engine, it was one of the most wonderful cars of its era with true power, impressive handling, comfort, luxury and of course safety. This is car to drive, and its performance and general feel will totally surprise anyone with little experience of the model. It feels many years ahead of its time, and when 1950’s and 1960’s two door coupe’s with performance nowhere near the CV8 can command over £250,000, it really makes these cars look incredibly good value with lots of opportunity to further rise in value. AOW 305A was first registered on the 24 th May 1963 and the car has spent most of its life in Southern Eng
Chequered Flag International is pleased to offer this 1976 Jensen Interceptor III Convertible. This is the one of 171 '76 Intereceptors built and the only one delivered in Frisco Blue. Has an amazing Red leather interior with wool inserts. 58,500 miles. Runs and drives nicely. Body is very good, underside is solid. The car is stunning with this original color combination. Great body with very bright paint. The interior and top are really very good, the dash although still shiny should be refinished. Mechanically strong. Nice engine that seems commensurate with the mileage. Upgraded fans. I think this car makes sense as a investment for the following reasons: Very limited production, last year built, the only one in this incredible color, low mileage and a solid and straight example. Inspections encouraged, all sales AS-IS, sales tax and license fees due if delivered in California Visit Chequered Flag International online at chequeredflag.com to see more pictures of this vehicle or call us at 310-827-8665 today to schedule your test drive.
For automobile enthusiasts in the 1960s and 70s, the term “hybrid” had a rather different meaning than it does today. In fact, hybrids of the 1970s were pretty much the polar opposite of the high-tech fuel sipping eco-mobiles we see all over today’s roads. A hybrid of the 60s and 70s combined coachbuilt European style and handling with the unsophisticated but undoubtedly effective grunt of an American V8 drivetrain. Many great cars were built on this formula, some more successful than others. Early trend-setters included Facel Vega, Bristol, Monteverdi and Iso Rivolta. Lesser known cars such as the Momo Mirage and DeTomaso Longchamp carried the torch against the likes of Aston Martin and Ferrari. But perhaps one of the most examples of this hybrid formula was the Jensen Interceptor. Built in original form between 1966 and 1976 (though several attempts to revive the model were made later), the Interceptor combined a British chassis with a Carrozzeria Touring-designed body, and big, thumping Chrysler V8 power. Jensen was no stranger to building American powered cars, having a long relationship with Chrysler thanks to the fiberglass CV8. With the new Interceptor, Jensen’s traditional fiberglass body was eschewed for steel and mated to a steel chassis featuring independent front suspension and a traditional Salisbury rear diff. Chrysler’s proven 383 cubic inch V8 powered the first series, but for 1971, the big-block 440 cubic inch unit was chosen for its superior power and torque ratings. All cars were fitted the bullet-proof Torque-Flite automatic transmission, though a manual could be had on the earliest examples. Customers could opt for the four-seat coupe with its distinct wrap-around rear glass, or for an equally elegant four-seat cabriolet. Whichever body style was selected, buyers were treated to a sumptuous, leather-lined cabin with aircraft-inspired switchgear, as was de rigueur for the time. While certainly not a lithe sports car, the Interceptor was no-doubt a proper GT thanks to the endless torque from the massive MoPar 440 and exceptional ride and handling characteristics. The style was very distinct and unlike some of the other “hybrids” of the period, unmistakable as anything but a Jensen Interceptor. Today, these fabulous GT cars are highly desirable for their excellent road manners, ease of service and exotic good looks. Comparable to a contemporary Aston Martin in terms of luxury and performance, the Interceptor can deliver today’s enthusiasts many of the same thrills at a fraction of the cost. Our featured 1975 Interceptor III Convertible is a late-production convertible with all of the engineering and design refinements that make it one of the best driving and most desirable of the range. Finished in striking red over tan, it is unusually flashy yet still retains an air of elegance and sophisticated style. This high-quality Interceptor has been treated to extensive restoration and refurbishment and it presents in beautiful condition. The red paint is excellent and the body is laser-straight with crisp body lines and excellent panel fit. It is very well detailed with correct, restored GKN alloy wheels and lovely restored brightwork. These late Interceptors have fabulous cabins and this example is no exception with seemingly endless swathes of tan leather in excellent order. Likewise the wool carpets have been restored as well as the beautiful burl walnut trim. A very nice Moto-Lita three-spoke wood wheel has been fitted and the stereo system upgraded to modern components. The tan Everflex convertible top is in excellent condition and operates smoothly at the touch of a switch and a leather top boot keeps things tidy when the top is down. In proper drophead coupe tradition, the top is fully lined and insulated to ensure quiet and comfortable top-up motoring. The engine bay is pleasingly well-detailed, and while showing some moderate use, remains clean and tidy with plenty of evidence of careful maintenance. The prominent air cleaner has been painted red to match the bodywork and the car retains its proper original Jenesen-branded alloy valve covers. With a quality restoration and well-sorted mechanicals, this Interceptor III is ready for enjoyment on the road. When compared to its contemporaries it also represents an amazing value. This is a proper Italian designed, British-built GT car with loads of luxury and the added bonus of relative ease of service, thumping performance, and real exclusivity.
1976 Jensen Interceptor III Convertible The iconic Jensen Interceptor is a highly regarded British sporting GT-class motor car. These stunning cars were hand-built at the Kelvin Way Factory in West Bromwich England by Jensen Motors between 1966 and 1976. The Interceptor name had been used previously by Jensen for the Jensen Interceptor made between 1950 and 1957 at the Carters Green factory. Jensen had extensively used glass-reinforced plastic for the fabrication of body panels in the preceding two decades, but the new Interceptor saw a return to a steel body-shell. The body was designed by an outside firm, Carrozzeria Touring of Italy, rather than the in-house staff. The early bodies were built in Italy by Vignale, before Jensen took production in house, making some subtle body modifications. The Interceptor Mark III is probably the most widely known and recognized Jensen found on roads today. In its final form, the Interceptor III represented the pinnacle of Jensen car development. For those thinking about buying a Jensen today, these cars epitomise what Jensen motoring was all about. The Mark III was first introduced in 1971, with a revised front grille, headlamp finishers and bumper treatment. It had GKN alloy wheels and air conditioning as standard, and revised seats too. The 6.3 litre 383ci engine was superseded by the 7.2 litre 440ci in 1971 delivering a new range of torque and power. This magnificent Jensen Interceptor III Convertible is finished in Platinum Silver metallic with Black hide upholstery and complemented with a Black mohair soft top. From the private garage of a Gentleman collector, this exceptional car has been the subject of meticulous attention during his long ownership with invoices amounting up towards a six figure sum throughout its cherished life and remains today in a state of road readiness for everyday driving or some serious continental touring. Available for viewing in our Kew showroom.
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