Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1971
  • Car type 
    Other
  • Chassis number 
    127275
  • Engine number 
    3361-127E
  • Lot number 
    17035
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Performance 
    418 PS / 308 kW / 413 BHP

Description

  • UK-supplied, right-hand drive Interceptor FF II with just five owners and expertly restored to a high standard
  • The detailed restoration was captured stage by stage with supporting images by marque specialist, Colin Holley Autos in 2004
  • Presents superbly in glorious silver grey metallic with a beautifully detailed, luxurious red leather interior
  • Well regarded within the Jensen Owners Club having participated in European Tours, club events and magazine features
  • Featured in the James Blunt music video 'Wisemen' (original version)
  • Accompanied by a large history file with tool kit and aforementioned CD of restoration images

Unveiled in 1966, at the London Motor Show, the Jensen FF was immediately voted 'Car of the Year' by the motoring press based on its outstanding technical ability. FF stood for Ferguson Formula, the four-wheel-drive system developed by Harry Ferguson for racing cars, that split the torque unequally between the front and rear wheels resulting in sure-footed and excellent handling especially for such a big GT. This combined with Dunlop Maxaret anti-lock braking - another first - is what led the pundits to call the FF the "World's Safest Car".

Offered here is UK-supplied, right-hand drive Jensen FF II (127/275) carefully restored in 2004 by marque specialist Colin Holley (CH Autos). Subsequently ‘FJJ 9J’ went on to feature in an official Jensen Owners Club Magazine article, has previously won club Concours events and featured in the (original) James Blunt music video "Wisemen" in addition to participating in Owners Club organised European tours running without fault so one could say the car is tested and proven post-restoration.

Correctly dry stored since its overhaul in 2004, this example presents beautifully in sparkling metallic silver paintwork with a luxurious red leather interior. At the time of cataloguing, the odometer read 41,875 miles and it's noted by our vendor that a documented speedo change in 2014 indicates that the actual total distance covered is 89,850 miles. Offered from a private collection of carefully selected classic cars, this Jensen has had a total of just five owners including our vendor who has been its custodian since 2016.

Accompanying the FF is a comprehensive history file including a wealth of invoices for maintenance over the years, details of the restoration supported by a CD with stage by stage images, the original workshop manual, tool kit and other relevant paperwork. For peace of mind, although exempt, the car will be offered with a fresh MOT prior to the sale weekend.

In summary, this is a great opportunity to own a piece of British motoring history that is absolutely on-the-button and would make a fine addition to any collection featuring landmark classics.