<b>1975 Jensen Interceptor III Convertible  </b><br />Chassis no. 23111623

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1975 Jensen Interceptor III Convertible
Chassis no. 23111623

Sold for US$ 53,900 inc. premium
1975 Jensen Interceptor III Convertible
Chassis no. 23111623
7,212 OHV Chrysler V8 Engine
3 2-Barrel Carburetors
385bhp at 4,700rpm
3-Speed TorqueFlite Automatic Transmission
Independent Coil Spring Front and Beam Axle Semi-Elliptic Leaf Spring Rear Suspension
4-Wheel Hydraulic Dunlop Disc Brakes

*The ultimate combination of American V-8 power and quality British coachwork
*One of only 263 Interceptor III convertibles built
*Loaded with amenities including air conditioning


THE JENSEN INTERCEPTOR

It's not often when a car company is started with the help of a movie star, but that was the case for Jensen. In 1935 Clark Gable sent a new Ford chassis to England for the Jensen brothers to body it with one of their sleek 4-seater bodies. During the Thirties Jensen created a number of American-engined sporting bodied cars, predominantly with Ford V-8 power but also with Nash straight eights and Lincoln V-12s.

Postwar Jensen resumed low volume automobile production but prospered as the coachbuilder for Austin-Healey and others until in 1963 they introduced the partially fiberglass bodied C-V8 with Chrysler V-8 power, succeeding it with the Interceptor in 1967 with a Touring-designed body and power from a 383 Chrysler V-8. The Interceptor also offered Ferguson Formula all wheel drive for about 50% more than the standard Interceptor. A modified and updated Interceptor II followed in late 1969, and it was succeeded in 1971 by the Interceptor III which soon got Chrysler's 440 cubic inch engine and was joined in 1974 by a convertible.

The Jensen Interceptor combined powerful, reliable American V-8 power and smooth-shifting automatic transmissions with British coachbuilt quality and luxury. They were built for a discerning clientele willing to pay a premium for their performance and exclusivity (in 1974 an Interceptor III cost 60% more than a Series III E-type roadster.) In three years' production only 263 Jensen Interceptor III convertibles were built.

THE MOTORCAR OFFERED

This 1975 Jensen Interceptor III is one of those rare and highly prized 263 convertibles built, the crowning achievement of the Interceptor's nine years in production. Equipped with the 385 horsepower (230 net) Chrysler 440 and TorqueFlite automatic transmission it has a Moto-Lita woodrim steering wheel, power windows, Pioneer CD stereo, 5-spoke alloy wheels with polished spokes and rims, power steering, power four-wheel disc brakes, air conditioning and a pair of electric fans for radiator cooling.

Finished in red over tan leather with a tan leatherette convertible top, the upholstery and chrome are sound and it has had an older repaint with some overspray. The engine compartment has had little attention over the years, but it represents an excellent opportunity to experience the exclusivity, performance and luxury of the ultimate Jensen Interceptor III convertible while rewarding attention to its cosmetic needs.
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<b>1975 Jensen Interceptor III Convertible  </b><br />Chassis no. 23111623
<b>1975 Jensen Interceptor III Convertible  </b><br />Chassis no. 23111623
<b>1975 Jensen Interceptor III Convertible  </b><br />Chassis no. 23111623
<b>1975 Jensen Interceptor III Convertible  </b><br />Chassis no. 23111623
<b>1975 Jensen Interceptor III Convertible  </b><br />Chassis no. 23111623
<b>1975 Jensen Interceptor III Convertible  </b><br />Chassis no. 23111623
<b>1975 Jensen Interceptor III Convertible  </b><br />Chassis no. 23111623
<b>1975 Jensen Interceptor III Convertible  </b><br />Chassis no. 23111623
<b>1975 Jensen Interceptor III Convertible  </b><br />Chassis no. 23111623
<b>1975 Jensen Interceptor III Convertible  </b><br />Chassis no. 23111623
<b>1975 Jensen Interceptor III Convertible  </b><br />Chassis no. 23111623
<b>1975 Jensen Interceptor III Convertible  </b><br />Chassis no. 23111623
<b>1975 Jensen Interceptor III Convertible  </b><br />Chassis no. 23111623
<b>1975 Jensen Interceptor III Convertible  </b><br />Chassis no. 23111623
<b>1975 Jensen Interceptor III Convertible  </b><br />Chassis no. 23111623
<b>1975 Jensen Interceptor III Convertible  </b><br />Chassis no. 23111623
<b>1975 Jensen Interceptor III Convertible  </b><br />Chassis no. 23111623
<b>1975 Jensen Interceptor III Convertible  </b><br />Chassis no. 23111623
<b>1975 Jensen Interceptor III Convertible  </b><br />Chassis no. 23111623
<b>1975 Jensen Interceptor III Convertible  </b><br />Chassis no. 23111623
<b>1975 Jensen Interceptor III Convertible  </b><br />Chassis no. 23111623
<b>1975 Jensen Interceptor III Convertible  </b><br />Chassis no. 23111623
<b>1975 Jensen Interceptor III Convertible  </b><br />Chassis no. 23111623
<b>1975 Jensen Interceptor III Convertible  </b><br />Chassis no. 23111623
<b>1975 Jensen Interceptor III Convertible  </b><br />Chassis no. 23111623
<b>1975 Jensen Interceptor III Convertible  </b><br />Chassis no. 23111623
<b>1975 Jensen Interceptor III Convertible  </b><br />Chassis no. 23111623
<b>1975 Jensen Interceptor III Convertible  </b><br />Chassis no. 23111623
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