1974 Jensen Interceptor Series III Sports Saloon  Chassis no. 2240 9410 Engine no. 4C12421

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Lot 421
1974 Jensen Interceptor Series III Sports Saloon
Registration no. YXE 900M Chassis no. 2240 9410 Engine no. 4C12421

Sold for £ 43,700 (US$ 53,457) inc. premium
1974 Jensen Interceptor Series III Sports Saloon
Registration no. YXE 900M
Chassis no. 2240 9410
Engine no. 4C12421

Footnotes

  • With the Interceptor Saloon's introduction in 1967, Jensen had switched from glassfibre to steel for its car bodies. Underneath, the preceding C-V8 model's robust chassis, running gear and 6,276cc Chrysler engine remained substantially unchanged. With around 280bhp on tap, performance was more than adequate, The Motor recording a top speed of 140mph with 100mph arriving in 19 seconds. Four-wheel, servo-assisted Dunlop discs looked after the braking while ride quality could be varied by the Armstrong Selectaride dampers' dashboard control. Leather upholstery, reclining front seats and walnut veneer were all standard features, with automatic transmission the choice of almost all buyers.

    The Series II incorporated revised front suspension, Girling brakes and a redesigned interior, while the Series III, introduced in 1971, came with a 7.2-litre engine, better seats, central locking and alloy wheels. For 1974 Jensen adopted an improved, 330bhp version of the 7.2-litre Chrysler V8 on the 'J Series' MkIII, which also gained all the equipment, including air conditioning, that had been standard issue on the now-discontinued Interceptor SP. The major development that year though, was the introduction of the Convertible, which debuted at the Geneva Motor Show in March. By this time most other manufacturers had abandoned the convertible ahead of an expected US ban. When the latter failed to materialise, Jensen was left in a strong position, selling 506 Convertibles in the next two years.

    'YXE 900M' was purchased by the current owner in late 2012 after an extensive search. Between 2006 and 2007, the car had been subject to an extensive restoration and rebuild at a recorded mileage of 51,000 when it was completely dismantled, all corrosion removed and subsequently bare-metal repainted in Rolls-Royce Royal Blue metallic, the process being photographically recorded. At the same time the interior was comprehensively re-trimmed in full cream leather with blue piping and new Wilton carpet. The engine was fully rebuilt while the car was dismantled, since when it has covered a further 3,422 miles. While in the current ownership the car has benefited from further engine work, encompassing replacement of piston rings and gaskets. Recently MoT'd, this beautiful Series III Interceptor comes with a V5C registration document and workshop and parts manuals.
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1974 Jensen Interceptor Series III Sports Saloon  Chassis no. 2240 9410 Engine no. 4C12421
1974 Jensen Interceptor Series III Sports Saloon  Chassis no. 2240 9410 Engine no. 4C12421
1974 Jensen Interceptor Series III Sports Saloon  Chassis no. 2240 9410 Engine no. 4C12421
1974 Jensen Interceptor Series III Sports Saloon  Chassis no. 2240 9410 Engine no. 4C12421
1974 Jensen Interceptor Series III Sports Saloon  Chassis no. 2240 9410 Engine no. 4C12421
1974 Jensen Interceptor Series III Sports Saloon  Chassis no. 2240 9410 Engine no. 4C12421
1974 Jensen Interceptor Series III Sports Saloon  Chassis no. 2240 9410 Engine no. 4C12421
1974 Jensen Interceptor Series III Sports Saloon  Chassis no. 2240 9410 Engine no. 4C12421
1974 Jensen Interceptor Series III Sports Saloon  Chassis no. 2240 9410 Engine no. 4C12421
1974 Jensen Interceptor Series III Sports Saloon  Chassis no. 2240 9410 Engine no. 4C12421
1974 Jensen Interceptor Series III Sports Saloon  Chassis no. 2240 9410 Engine no. 4C12421
1974 Jensen Interceptor Series III Sports Saloon  Chassis no. 2240 9410 Engine no. 4C12421
1974 Jensen Interceptor Series III Sports Saloon  Chassis no. 2240 9410 Engine no. 4C12421
1974 Jensen Interceptor Series III Sports Saloon  Chassis no. 2240 9410 Engine no. 4C12421
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