1974 Jensen Interceptor
Found in Los Feliz, California is a 1974 Jensen Interceptor for $13,000 USD. This car requires a new paint job but the seller states it only has 80,000 original miles. The car does not run due to a faulty wire harness. I was able to find a new wire hardness for sale for $575. Lets hope that is all it needs to be drivable. The Jensen Interceptor is a Grand touring car which was hand-built at the Kelvin Way Factory in West Bromwich, near Birmingham in England, by Jensen Motors between 1966 and 1976. The Interceptor name had been used previously by Jensen for the Jensen Interceptor 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. The body was designed by an outside firm, Carrozzeria Touring of Italy, rather than the in-house staff. The early bodies were built in Italy by Vignale, before Jensen took production in house, making some subtle body modifications. There were only 6,408 examples produced through its entire run.
Would you get this car back on the road?
- Jensen Motors used Chrysler V8 Engines with optional manual or TorqueFlite Automatic Transmissions driving the rear wheels through a limited slip differential
- In 1970, the 383 cubic inch engine produced 270 hp SAE Net
- Only 22 examples of the Mark 1 were built
- In 1971, Jensen chose to use the 440 cubic inch Chrysler Engine
- In 1971, two 440 cubic inch engines were offered. A 4 barrel carburetor producing 305 hp SAE net and a three 2 barrel carburetor producing 330 hp SAE net
- In 1971, only 232 cars with the 440 six pack were built ( most powerful car ever made by Jensen)
- In 1972, 440 cubic inch engine with three 2 barrel carburetors discontinued by Chrysler. The remaining engine was a detuned 280 hp SAE net.
- Production of the Interceptor ended in 1976
Price $13,000 USD