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1962-1965 JENSEN C-V8 specifications

1962-1965 JENSEN C-V8 specifications Classic and Performance Car

Jensen furthered its knowledge of glassfibre construction with 1962’s CV-8, a striking-looking machine characterised by slanting quad headlamps. This time round an enormous 5916cc Chrysler V8 replaced the Austin engine. Mated to an automatic transmission it was capable of pushing the C-V8 to 130mph, but this wasn’t enough for Jensen so in 1964 in went a 335bhp 6276cc. This raised the potential velocity to 140mph but also meant horrendous fuel consumption. 1965’s MkIII saw further tweaks to those front lights.

Production

  • Production:
    499
  • Price at launch:
    £3,861
  • Price (excellent)
    £18,500
  • Price (good):
    £15,000
  • Price (average):
    £8,000
  • Price (project):
    £4,250

Performance

  • 0-60mph:
    8.4secs
  • Top speed:
    129.0mph
  • Power:
    305.0bhp
  • Torque:
    425.0lb/ft
  • MPG:
    13.0mpg

Engine

  • Configuration:
    V8
  • Aspiration:
    Normal
  • Fuel:
    Petrol
  • Fuel delivery:
    carburettor

Chassis

  • Suspension Front:
    Independent, wishbone, coil spring
  • Suspension Rear:
    Live axle, semi-elliptic leaf spring
  • Steering:
    N/A
  • Bodyframe:
    chassis and glassfibre body
  • Transmission:
    Three-speed manual

Dimensions

  • Length:
    4686mm
  • Wheelbase:
    2664mm
  • Width:
    1715mm
  • Height:
    1397mm
  • Weight:
    1517kgs

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