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1954-1962 JENSEN 541 specifications


Although launched in 1953, specialist manufacturer Jensen didn’t manage to get their aerodynamically-styled 541 into production until 1955, by which time the decision had been taken to use glassfibre for its body. Most of the running gear came courtesy of Austin, with the hefty 3993cc six-cylinder engine borrowed from the Princess. In a lighter Grand Tourer like the 541 it gave a much better account of itself than in BMC’s big limos. 1957’s 541R had more power, while 1960’s 541S was longer and wider for greater space inside.

Production

  • Production:
    549
  • Price at launch:
    £2,147
  • Price (excellent)
    £21,000
  • Price (good):
    £16,500
  • Price (average):
    £9,000
  • Price (project):
    £3,750

Performance

  • 0-60mph:
    9.2secs
  • Top speed:
    116.0mph
  • Power:
    130.0bhp
  • Torque:
    209.0lb/ft
  • MPG:
    21.0mpg

Engine

  • Configuration:
    in-line six
  • Aspiration:
    Normal
  • Fuel:
    Petrol
  • Fuel delivery:
    carburettor

Chassis

  • Suspension Front:
    Independent, coil springs
  • Suspension Rear:
    Beam axle, semi-elliptic leaf spring
  • Steering:
    worm and roller
  • Bodyframe:
    chassis and glassfibre body
  • Transmission:
    Four-speed manual

Dimensions

  • Length:
    4521mm
  • Wheelbase:
    2667mm
  • Width:
    1702mm
  • Height:
    1384mm
  • Weight:
    1422kgs

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