Lot 143: Jensen Interceptor Convertible
While the Interceptor might have been around since 1967, the convertible was not seen until 1973, in "J" Series, 7.2 litre form. Still powered by Chrysler with transmission via a Torqueflite automatic gearbox, the convertible Jensen was a super GT. With outstanding performance, seating for four and a large boot (trunk) for their luggage, the Interceptor Convertible ticked all of the boxes and was extremely rare.With only 267 convertible Interceptors produced, they were and are a rare car. There are far fewer in use today and when they come up for sale, they receive a great deal of interest. When this car was new it cost nearly three times the price of a V12 E-Type and Chevrolet CorvetteHand built by British craftsman, designed by Vignale, reliable V8 power and luxury accommodation for four adults. All this for the price of a mid range Mondeo or Vectra.This example is said to have covered only a nominal mileage in the last nine years and a total of only 48,000 in 32 years. It has recently benefited from an exhaust system and new manifold gaskets. The car is finished in metallic turquoise with cream leather and is described as being in very good condition throughout.Offered as part of a private collection, the car is complete with history, including a number of previous MoT certificates, which support the low mileage.
Barons, Sandown Park - Esher Surrey
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