1970 Jensen Interceptor

MK2

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    12/1970
  • Mileage 
    1 367 km / 850 mi
  • Car type 
    Coupé
  • Chassis number 
    125-5104
  • Engine number 
    J 1069 125 F
  • Electric windows
    Yes
    Climate control
    Yes
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Restored
  • Interior colour 
    Black
  • Interior type 
    Leather
  • Number of doors 
    2
  • Number of seats 
    4
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Blue
  • Gearbox 
    Automatic
  • Performance 
    330 PS / 243 kW / 326 BHP
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

An original Dutch Jensen Interceptor is very unique. If the car is still in a condition like this beautiful blue Mark 2, then the enthusiast should really read on.

The car was registered on December 23th. 1970 and passed into the hands of the second owner on November 27, 1978. This enthusiast drove the Jensen until 1985 and then stored it until 1994. The car had driven 103.000 km at that time,. and was transported to specialist Jencraft in Brackley England were a very extensive restoration was started. The car was ready at the end of 1995, and the counter was reset to 0 km. At the moment it has only driven 1367 km after restoration. The original color white was changed during the restoration to the very chic color dark blue. The beautiful black leather interior was still in perfect condition and was therefore reassembled.

All invoices of the restoration and maintenance are present and of course all correspondence, photos, magazines etc. After 41 years with the same owner, the Jensen was sold to the current owner at the end of 2019. He ordered a specialist to check the complete technique of the car, and to replace and maintain what was needed.

In addition to the major maintenance carried out, was replaced or replaced: various new gaskets of the engine and gearbox, lines of the gearbox, freezing plates of the engine block, water hoses, thermostat, distribution set, carburettor overhaul, gas rods mechanics buses, full air conditioning maintenance including new bearings in the compressor, complete brake overhaul, ball joints, etc.

The Jensen Interceptor Mk2 is now in an absolute top condition and is ready for the real enthusiast.

TECHNICAL INFORMATION:
Engine: V8
Displacement: 6267 cc.
Power: 330 bhp. at 5000 rpm.
Topspeed: 217 km/h
Acceleration 0-100 km/h: 7.8 sec.
Weight: 1730 kg.
Transmission: automatic

OPTIONS & ACCESSORIES
Classic radio
Airconditioning
Stainless steel exhaust system
Stainless steel petrol tank
Kenlowe cooling fan

HISTORY
In 1966 the introduction of the Jensen Interceptor took place. The steel bodywork was designed by the Italian design house Vignale.
The Jensen Interceptor was fitted with power brakes and disks all round and a “Power-Lock” differential. The engines came from Chrysler Motor corporation. These powerful and very robust V8 engines were used in Facel Vega automobiles too. The Jensen Interceptor Mk I was fitted with a 6276 cc. V8.

The Interceptor Mk II became available to the market in the year 1970. The Mk II was improved on several details: The dashboard was updated as was the interior, the front of the car was slightly restyled and vented disc brakes and alloy rims were introduced as standard equipment.

The Interceptor Mk III followed in the year 1972. The Mk III was fitted with the largest and most powerful Chrysler V8 engine available; the 7.2 liter. This engine delivered a stunning 370 SAE bhp. The Interceptor Mk III SP model became a 390 SAE bhp. variant of this 7.2 liter V8 unit fitted with three double Weber carburettors.
The Jensen Interceptor is a true drivers car, a comfortable yet sporty GT. In total 6667 Jensen Interceptors have been built between 1966 an 1976 including the SP, FF an convertible models. 3419 of them were Mk III Coupes as presented here.