1969 JENSEN INTERCEPTOR MK. I
Historics at Brooklands | 26-Nov-2016 | Historics at Brooklands November Sale | Venue : Brooklands Museum
Category : Classic Cars
Lot No. : 122
Year : 1969
Engine Size : See Description
Transmission : automatic
RHD
Registration No. : LNH 968G
Chassis No. : 115-3053
Engine No. : 1201/15D
No longer available - Sold or withdrawn from sale
 

 

The Jensen Interceptor is a sporting GT-class car and were
hand-built at the Kelvin Way factory, West Bromwich between 1966
and 1976. The Interceptor name had been used previously by Jensen
for the Interceptors 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 originally
designed by an outside firm, Carrozzeria Touring of Milan, rather
than in-house. The early bodies were built in Italy by Vignale
before Jensen took production in house; this stunning new car was
built from steel but retained a similar chassis to the CV8. It also
shared the same Chrysler 383 cubic inch (6,276cc) V8 engine and
Torqueflite automatic transmission. The '67 Interceptor helped
propel Jensen into international recognition with stars of stage
and screen.

Originally registered on 1st January 1969, this
Jensen was a demonstrator vehicle of Newbury Motors in Halesowen,
Worcestershire. Copies of the original build sheet and
correspondence between Newbury Motors and Jensen Motors Ltd.
confirming the early history of LNH 968G are included in the
history file. In 1991, the car was put into storage until 2015 when
she was removed and a major re-commissioning project commenced.
Bills totaling over £20,000 confirm the extent of work carried out
and, as such, this Jensen Interceptor Mk.I presents in very good
order both mechanically and cosmetically. The design of
Interceptors is conventional and typical of the period; however few
manufactures were able to achieve the superb aesthetics mated to a
6,276cc V8 with seemingly effortless power available. Supplied with
a V5 registration document and a full years MoT test certificate, a
Jensen Interceptor is a fabulous car to look at and even better to
drive.

 
For sale by auction on Saturday 26 November 2016 with Historics at Brooklands, Brooklands Motor Racing Circuit, Weybridge, Surrey, Call 01753 639170