Anyone recognize this car?

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Don Callum
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what car?

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I spotted this an a yard behind barbed wire fence. It looks complete, but I couldn't spot any badges or raise ayone in the house to admit me to get a closer look.

It is located in a rural area in the parish of St. Mary in Jamaica. I wish those items weren't drying on the bonnet?

 

 

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Hi Don, Think it's a 1953/4 Jensen Interceptor...

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Thanks Tahir!


I have come to the same conclusion, maybe a bit older as they were produced up until 1957.  Also wondering about the wider grille and wing vents....perhaps a Chrysler V8 swap, as was used on Jensen 541's?

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Yes,it did use a Chrysler engine,I remember seeing one at a UK classic show a few years ago,from memory the body was Aluminum.A rare car now,but think the one shown would need the national debt to make concours!! 

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Though I am sure a few cars have been "upgraded", this seems to be getting a little confused, the original Interceptor (as this is) was built from 1950 to 1957 using Austin engine and transmission (as did the later 541), which means a 4 litre straight six with overhead valves. Briggs Cunningham did have a Chrysler powered car, however. Don, the early car registrar of the Jensen Owners' Club would be very interested in any more details of this car (ie registration or chassis number) if you have them, or know anyone who could get them.

 

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