15th Mar, 2023 13:00

Imperial War Museum | Duxford, Cambridgeshire

  Lot 94

1971 Jensen Interceptor II

Estimated at £24,000 - £28,000

Lot details

Registration No: GAM 903J
Chassis No: 1157112515278
MOT: Exempt

  • Presented in a very rare shade of Yellow with contrasting Black leather interior
  • Just three owners from new and displaying just 35,471 miles
  • Subject to extensive works in current ownership including extensive servicing and an interior re-fresh

Jensen's C-V8 replacement debuted in 1966 reviving a name first employed in the 1950s. However, several of the firm's traditions were broken in that the design was outsourced to Carrozzeria Touring, and the bodies made of steel, not glass fibre. Early shells were built in Italy, by Vignale, before production was established at Jensen's Kelvin Way plant in West Bromwich. Power came from a 6276cc (383ci) Chrysler V8, driving through either a four-speed manual or three-speed Torque Flite automatic transmission to an LSD Salisbury rear axle. The specification included electric windows, reclining seats, a wood-rim steering wheel, radio with twin speakers, an electric clock, and reversing lights. MkI production ran for three years before being supplanted by the MkII. The MkIII followed two years later and was still in production when Jensen entered receivership during 1976, by which time some 6,408 Interceptors had been built.

This particular Interceptor II has a rather interesting story. A genuine California car manufactured in 1971, ‘GAM 903J’ was first owned by a farmer, Broome John Spoor, who farmed 20,000 acres in California for Sunkist (soft-drink/ soda). Ironically presented in a lovely shade of Yellow with a contrasting Black leather interior, this particular example has just one further owner in the US, before it was brought to the UK and purchased by the current owner in early 2021; making it a 3 owner car.

After a period of time in storage, with the occasional drive on trade plates, the vendor undertook a series of works to bring the car to his standard. This included major servicing including the brakes being overhauled, the carpets replaced, tyres replaced with wheel centre caps sourced and fitted, a new old stock steering wheel sourced and replaced, the driver’s seat re-upholstered with the other three re-connolised (including the headrests) and finally the air-conditioning re-gassed. The car was finally registered in the UK on 1st November 2022 and is now offered for sale as the vendor has other projects to complete.

Included with the vehicle is a small history file that contains an original handbook, an original service voucher booklet with some receipts from the original owner dating back to 1979, a small collection of invoices from the second owner, some DVLA paperwork in relation to the vehicle’s registration in the UK and the current V5C document which displays no former keepers. The vendor rates the condition of the bodywork, engine, electrical equipment and interior trim as ‘Very Good’, with the paintwork and transmission ‘Good’.

For more information, please contact:
Andreas Hicks


Auction: Imperial War Museum | Duxford, Cambridgeshire, 15th Mar, 2023

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