1966 Jensen C-V8 6.3-Litre MkIII Coupé  Chassis no. 112/2349 Engine no. 382-12A

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Lot 358
1966 Jensen C-V8 6.3-Litre MkIII Coupé
Registration no. JNR 685D Chassis no. 112/2349 Engine no. 382-12A

Sold for £ 16,100 (US$ 20,775) inc. premium
1966 Jensen C-V8 6.3-Litre MkIII Coupé
Registration no. JNR 685D
Chassis no. 112/2349
Engine no. 382-12A

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, glassfibre-bodied 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 330bhp 6.3-litre V8 becoming standard part way through MkII production. Introduced in 1965, the last-of-the-line MkIII differed from its predecessor by virtue of its dual-circuit braking, equal-sized headlamps, separate flashers and walnut dashboard. A total of only 181 Jensen CV-8 MkIIIs had been produced when production ceased in 1966.
    We are advised that this un-restored Jensen C-V8 has been resident in France for many years and requires re-commissioning (the engine runs). Sold strictly as viewed, the car is offered with history file and Swansea V5 document. No reserve.
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1966 Jensen C-V8 6.3-Litre MkIII Coupé  Chassis no. 112/2349 Engine no. 382-12A
1966 Jensen C-V8 6.3-Litre MkIII Coupé  Chassis no. 112/2349 Engine no. 382-12A
1966 Jensen C-V8 6.3-Litre MkIII Coupé  Chassis no. 112/2349 Engine no. 382-12A
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