1971 Jensen FF MkII Coupé  Chassis no. 127/293

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Lot 274
1971 Jensen FF MkII Coupe
Registration no. JFF 2 Chassis no. 127/293

Sold for £ 110,400 (US$ 147,040) inc. premium
1971 Jensen FF MkII Coupe
Registration no. JFF 2
Chassis no. 127/293
*Rare four-wheel-drive Interceptor variant
*Single family ownership since late 1971
*Outstandingly original
*Restored some 10 years ago
*The best we have ever seen

Footnotes

  • Star of the 1966 Motor Show, the Interceptor-based Jensen FF represented one of the first successful attempts to produce a four-wheel-drive passenger car. 'FF' stood for 'Ferguson Formula', a four-wheel drive system developed by the Harry Ferguson Research Company, which was also responsible for adapting the FF's Dunlop Maxaret anti-lock braking system for automotive use. The FF debuted alongside the new Interceptor and both models used the same basic chassis, running gear and 6,276cc Chrysler V8 engine inherited from the preceding C-V8. With 325bhp (SAE) and 425lb/ft of torque on tap, performance was more than adequate, The Motor recording a top speed of 140mph with 100mph arriving in 19 seconds. Leather upholstery, reclining front seats and walnut veneer were all standard features, while automatic transmission was the choice of almost all buyers (it was the only option for the FF). Mechanical changes to the FF kept abreast of those made to the Interceptor. Priced at 30% above the Interceptor, itself not a cheap car, the FF was the privilege of a wealthy few and when production ceased in 1972 only 320 had been made, 109 of which were to Mark II specification like that offered here.

    This quite exceptional Jensen FF has been owned by the vendor's family from nearly new, having been purchased by the vendor's father in late 1971 when six months old and with 1,500 miles on the odometer. By late 1982 the bodywork's condition had deteriorated and the car was returned to the Jensen factory for a body restoration and repaint. It is believed that the FF received new front wings, door skins, and rear quarters, while front and rear valances were fitted. The original numbered bonnet and upper tailgate have been retained, while the alloy wheels and brakes have been up-rated to Mark III specification with ventilated discs all round. When completed, the car was dry-stored for 25 years.
    In 2010 a partial restoration was undertaken, which mainly consisted of attention to the paintwork; a complete mechanical overhaul; and detailing the engine bay and underside using original components. The quality of the end result is quite breathtaking; quite simply, this is the best Jensen FF we have ever seen.

    The car has retained its original matching engine, gearbox, transfer box, and front and rear differentials. The black leather interior likewise is in excellent original condition, even retaining its original 8-track stereo in full working order! All MoTs since 2013 are supplied together with some original service history and invoices. Close inspection advised.
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1971 Jensen FF MkII Coupé  Chassis no. 127/293
1971 Jensen FF MkII Coupé  Chassis no. 127/293
1971 Jensen FF MkII Coupé  Chassis no. 127/293
1971 Jensen FF MkII Coupé  Chassis no. 127/293
1971 Jensen FF MkII Coupé  Chassis no. 127/293
1971 Jensen FF MkII Coupé  Chassis no. 127/293
1971 Jensen FF MkII Coupé  Chassis no. 127/293
1971 Jensen FF MkII Coupé  Chassis no. 127/293
1971 Jensen FF MkII Coupé  Chassis no. 127/293
1971 Jensen FF MkII Coupé  Chassis no. 127/293
1971 Jensen FF MkII Coupé  Chassis no. 127/293
1971 Jensen FF MkII Coupé  Chassis no. 127/293
1971 Jensen FF MkII Coupé  Chassis no. 127/293
1971 Jensen FF MkII Coupé  Chassis no. 127/293
1971 Jensen FF MkII Coupé  Chassis no. 127/293
1971 Jensen FF MkII Coupé  Chassis no. 127/293
1971 Jensen FF MkII Coupé  Chassis no. 127/293
1971 Jensen FF MkII Coupé  Chassis no. 127/293
1971 Jensen FF MkII Coupé  Chassis no. 127/293
1971 Jensen FF MkII Coupé  Chassis no. 127/293
1971 Jensen FF MkII Coupé  Chassis no. 127/293
1971 Jensen FF MkII Coupé  Chassis no. 127/293
1971 Jensen FF MkII Coupé  Chassis no. 127/293
1971 Jensen FF MkII Coupé  Chassis no. 127/293
1971 Jensen FF MkII Coupé  Chassis no. 127/293
1971 Jensen FF MkII Coupé  Chassis no. 127/293
1971 Jensen FF MkII Coupé  Chassis no. 127/293
1971 Jensen FF MkII Coupé  Chassis no. 127/293
1971 Jensen FF MkII Coupé  Chassis no. 127/293
1971 Jensen FF MkII Coupé  Chassis no. 127/293
1971 Jensen FF MkII Coupé  Chassis no. 127/293
1971 Jensen FF MkII Coupé  Chassis no. 127/293
1971 Jensen FF MkII Coupé  Chassis no. 127/293
1971 Jensen FF MkII Coupé  Chassis no. 127/293
1971 Jensen FF MkII Coupé  Chassis no. 127/293
1971 Jensen FF MkII Coupé  Chassis no. 127/293
1971 Jensen FF MkII Coupé  Chassis no. 127/293
1971 Jensen FF MkII Coupé  Chassis no. 127/293
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