1974 Jensen-HealeyWife and Husband owned from
nearly new; stunning original condition; just 21,800 miles; hard top; period
orange; '70s cool in every way
Jensen-Healey MkII was sold to its first owner through Malaya Garage in Sussex
in January 1974.
It came with the customary
two-litre Twin-Cam Lotus engine and was ordered in Tangerine Orange with Tan
trim. It was specified with the optional Lenham-supplied black vinyl
covered hard top complete with heated rear window. This has clearly remained on
the car for most of the time as the original soft top is still with the car
showing very little sign of use.
owner used the car sparingly, covering just 13,300 miles before part-exchanging
it for another model, again through Malaya Garage.
They sold it to its second owner, Mrs Sansom. She shared the car
with her husband, but they only managed to take the mileage to 21,483 miles
during the period 1977 to 1984, at which point the car was put into
Mr Sansom pulled the car from storage
in 2011 and carried out various recommissioning tasks, although it was soon put
back into storage until 2019 when it was recommissioned once more and MOTd at
21,614 miles, covering just a few miles more the following year when the MOT
showed 21,769 miles.
The car was subsequently
offered for auction and purchased by our vendor who has spent considerable time
and effort improving the car, yet retaining all of its originality. It remains
in superb original condition.
The history file
is extensive, including an original Jensen workshop manual and parts list. Also
included is the current V5C showing two former keepers – its original owner and
Mrs and now Mr Sansom, the old style V5c, the original bill of sale from
Malaya Garage when sold to the Sansoms for £2,200, the MOT history, the handbook
and service book (four stamps to 1977 and 13,051 miles) and details of the
Lenham hardtop. There is also some general information on the model including a
period reprint of the Autocar Road Test from 1972.
It is both running and driving, the vendor advising that it needs
to properly warm up before performing smoothly as it should. The condition is as
we have said, quite remarkable. It must be a reference car for the marque and
has been very nicely prepared post storage without overdoing it or losing its
appeal in any way.
It gives a fascinating
glimpse back into the 1970s, with its period colour combination and ‘70s retro
interior – we love it. You really won’t find anything else quite like it
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