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Lot 321: Jensen Interceptor III Convertible

Spring Classics, Coys (6 March 2012)

The Jensen Interceptor was hand-built between 1966 and 1976. The car broke with Jensen tradition by having a steel body shell instead of glass-reinforced plastic and by having the body designed by an outside firm, Carrozzeria Touring of Italy, rather than the in-house staff.

The convertible as offered here is fitted with a powered soft top and was introduced in 1974 mainly intended for the American market but also sold in Europe. At the time of its release, the Convertible epitomized the highest standards reached by the West Bromwich car-maker.

Perhaps the most glamorous and prestigious model in the long line of Interceptor variants, only 267 convertibles were made and with just two previous owners, this magnificent Jensen Interceptor III Convertible shows just 26,000 miles. We are informed the car performs as well today as when it was new.

The car's reputation as the top model has not diminished with time. The second owner, Mr Dennis Scott of Rochester, USA, is the chairman of the Detroit Championship Auto Shows and maintained the car meticulously. Finished in black coachwork with tan leather this superb original example with extremely rare left hand drive, is supplied with its original handbook, full set of work manuals as well as European taxes paid documents, US Certificate of Title and an MoT certificate valid until 2013.

Described as being in excellent condition throughout, this is a fine, rare British sports convertible that is surely a sound investment and will only increase in collectability and value.

Lot Details
Auction Spring Classics
Coys, Royal Horticultural Halls, London, United Kingdom
TypeCar
Lot Number321
Estimate£30000-£38000
Outcome SOLD
Hammer Price-
Hammer Price (inc premium)£37640
Year1975
Condition rating1
Registration number
Mileage-
Chassis number23101678
Engine number
Engine capacity (cc)
Engine - cylinders
Number of doors2