1976 Jensen Interceptor III Convertible
The iconic Jensen Interceptor is a highly regarded British sporting GT-class motor car. These stunning cars were hand-built at the Kelvin Way Factory in West Bromwich 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.
The Interceptor Mark III is probably the most widely known and recognized Jensen found on roads today. In its final form, the Interceptor III represented the pinnacle of Jensen car development. For those thinking about buying a Jensen today, these cars epitomise what Jensen motoring was all about. The Mark III was first introduced in 1971, with a revised front grille, headlamp finishers and bumper treatment. It had GKN alloy wheels and air conditioning as standard, and revised seats too. The 6.3 litre 383ci engine was superseded by the 7.2 litre 440ci in 1971 delivering a new range of torque and power.
This magnificent Jensen Interceptor III Convertible is finished in Platinum Silver metallic with Black hide upholstery and complemented with a Black mohair soft top. From the private garage of a Gentleman collector, this exceptional car has been the subject of meticulous attention during his long ownership with invoices amounting up towards a six figure sum throughout its cherished life and remains today in a state of road readiness for everyday driving or some serious continental touring.
There is a letter on file from the chairman of the owners club stating that this was the best example he had seen in many years (apart from his).
Available for viewing in our Kew showroom.