1964 Jensen C-V8 6.3-Litre Coupé  Chassis no. 104/2154 Engine no. 38/1025

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Lot 516
1964 Jensen C-V8 6.3-Litre Coupé
Registration no. CPD 765B Chassis no. 104/2154 Engine no. 38/1025

Sold for £ 7,475 (US$ 9,160) inc. premium
1964 Jensen C-V8 6.3-Litre Coupé
Registration no. CPD 765B
Chassis no. 104/2154
Engine no. 38/1025

Footnotes

  • By the late 1950s the need to offer automatic transmission in luxury cars, even those of sporting character, signalled the end of Jensen's reliance on Austin's 4.0-litre six. The latter being deemed insufficiently powerful, the West Bromwich concern turned to Chrysler's 5.9-litre V8 that came with the admirable Torque-Flite automatic gearbox as standard. The engine/transmission package debuted in the all-new C-V8 in October 1962, and while the car's highly individual styling was not to everyone's taste there were no complaints about its performance, the C-V8's 136mph maximum speed and outstanding acceleration making it, 'one of the fastest cars we have ever tested, and the fastest full four-seater,' according to The Motor. The model was revised through MkII and III versions, Chrysler's 6.3-litre V8 becoming standard part way through MkII production.
    Finished in green with beige leather interior, this apparently complete C-V8 has a sound body and thus would make an ideal candidate for restoration. The car is offered with expired MoT certificate (May 1980) and old-style Swansea V5 registration document. Sold strictly as viewed.

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1964 Jensen C-V8 6.3-Litre Coupé  Chassis no. 104/2154 Engine no. 38/1025
1964 Jensen C-V8 6.3-Litre Coupé  Chassis no. 104/2154 Engine no. 38/1025
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