JENSEN INTERCEPTOR MKIII (1973)

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The Jensen Interceptor is a Grand touring car that 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. Jensen Motors used Chrysler V8 engines for the Interceptor, starting with the 6276 cc with a TorqueFlite automatic transmission driving the rear wheels through a limited-slip differential in a conventional Salisbury rear axle.
The Mark II was announced in October 1969, with slightly revised styling around the headlamps, front grille and bumper, and revised rear lights.
The interior was substantially revised in order to meet US regulations, and air conditioning was an option.
The Jensen Interceptor Mark III, introduced in 1971, revised the front grille, headlamp finishers, and bumper treatment again. It had GKN alloy wheels and air conditioning as standard, and revised seats.
The 6.3-liter engine was superseded by the 7.2 liters in 1971.
Jensen had fallen on hard times by 1975, and the company was placed into receivership, and the receivers allowed production to continue until the available cache of parts was exhausted.
Production of the Interceptor ended in 1976.
This 1973 original right-hand drive Jensen Interceptor MKIII Automatic is an all-matching numbers car, with three recorded previous owners and 74,500 documented miles. Having had a sympatric restoration, the car is totally rust free and has been totally repainted to a high standard.
The beautiful silver paint with the black vinyl roof and steel sliding sunroof, makes the car a real head-turner, sounds and drives so well. A very nice example of a 1973 V8 muscle car.
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Essentials

  • Mileage: 74,000
  • Year: 1973
  • Doors: 2
  • Body type: Saloon
  • Transmission type: Automatic
  • Fuel type: Petrol
  • Colour: Silver

Details

  • Engine layout: Front Engined
  • Aspiration: Normally Aspirated
  • Engine size (Litres): 7.2
  • Engine configuration: V8
  • Cylinders: 8
  • Driven wheels: Rear Wheel Drive
  • Previous owners: 5

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