1972 Jensen Interceptor MKIII

Rust-free Californian import; straightforward project with all major parts to finish and convert to RHD if desired

Dating from 1972, this Jensen Interceptor MkIII J-Series has the high compression 383ci V8 rather than the low compression 440ci unit fitted to the later cars to meet more stringent emissions requirements. Our vendor imported the car from sunny California in late-2020 with all duties paid when it had already been dismantled by the previous owner who had owned the car since 2014.
We are told that the car is at least 90% complete with all parts itemised in sheets on file and packed in boxes for ease of transport. The rolling shell is in good rust-free condition, finished in grey primer and with the majority of the suspension still fixed in place. The steering mechanism and the radiator are also still in place.
The original engine is mounted on a frame with wheels for ease of movement and comes complete with exhaust manifolds, Carter 4-barrel carburettor, gearbox etc. We are told that it turns over easily and has been running recently with good oil pressure.  
All major components are present along with the vast majority of the fiddly trim bits including: exterior badges; radiator grille; stainless steel sill finishers; chrome roof gutters; bumpers and brackets; door windows with regulators and motors; door locks and handles; side windows with stainless steel frames; bumpers; VIN plate; ashtrays; petrol filler cap; electrical looms; windscreen wipers and mechanism; air con system; bonnet struts; carpets; interior boot trim; keys etc.
The only parts known to be missing are the front windscreen and the headlining but it is entirely possible that other minor parts may also prove to be missing as reassembly gets underway so it is being sold here strictly on a ‘what you see is what you get’ basis.
The vendor has also acquired a right-hand drive steering rack and a complete right-hand drive instrument/dash panel to convert the car over to UK spec if desired, these parts also being included with the car.
Supplied with the California Certificate of Title and NOVA documents to prove that all duties have been paid, this Interceptor is rock solid structurally and should keep someone gainfully amused as they piece it back together over the coming months. Pull your finger out and it could be back on the road for the summer…

Documents: USA Certificate of Title; NOVA ref

For more information contact James on 07970 309907 or email [email protected]

Chassis Number: 113-5725
Engine Number: HC10307
Engine Size: 6276cc

Sale Section & Buyers Premium (ex VAT): Car 12%, Minimum £150

Estimate: £5,000-7,000

Lot 96

Lot ended

Wednesday 16/02/2022

Hammer Price (inc. buyers premium)

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