Jensen Interceptor Convertible
This car is one of the very last Jensen Interceptors built. The firm built only 512 Interceptor Mark III convertibles between 1974 and 1976, 80 percent of which were left-hand drive, destined principally for the North American market. Chassis number 2311/1984 was originally intended to be built as a coupé, but as it was designated for the Californian market, it was in fact built in March 1976 as a convertible finished in black with a black interior. It was invoiced on 20th July 1976 to Jensen Motors Inc. in San Francisco, who subsequently sold it to its first owner, S. Weathers Lowin of Los Angeles. The car eventually found its way back to Europe in the 1990s via Holland and then spent a number of years in the ownership of an Englishman in Majorca.
This car was auctioned off by RM Auctions in June of 2011 at the Syon House, London.
330 bhp, 7,212 cc Chrysler V-8 engine, triple twin-choke carburettors, automatic gearbox, independent front suspension with wishbones, coils springs and stabiliser bar, rigid rear axle with semi-elliptic leaf springs and Panhard bar, and Dunlop power-assisted hydraulic four-wheel disc brakes. Wheelbase: 105".
Source: RM Auctions