1975 Jensen Interceptor III Series 4

Reputedly in single family ownership from new; Canadian import for straightforward restoration

Launched in 1966, the Interceptor catapulted Jensen straight into the upper echelons of the supercar firmament – never mind Milan, Modena and Stuttgart, here comes West Bromwich!

An intoxicating mix of Italian style, American muscle and British craftsmanship, the hand-built Interceptor was initially powered by a 6,276cc Chrysler V8 driving the rear wheels through a TorqueFlite automatic transmission and had dragster-like performance. By 1971 the engine had grown to 7.2-litres and there were few cars in the world that could stay with it in a straight line or match it for refinement.

Built in April 1975 for the export market, this particular Interceptor III Series 4 was bought new by a Toronto gentleman in August 1975 and remained in his family (passing through his daughter and his son-in-law) until being exported back to the UK by our vendor in December 2020.

On offer here as a straightforward restoration project, we are told that the engine turns over easily and appears to have good compression. The car is complete and comes with the exhaust manifolds and stainless steel down-pipes which have yet to be fitted. It retains its original owner’s handbook and service book which has two stamps at 1,935 miles in September 1975 and at 4,993 miles in November 1975. Two sets of keys are also present.

Not yet UK registered, it does have a Canadian Certificate of Title and a NOVA reference to show that all duties have been paid. Only reluctantly for sale because the vendor has too many other projects on the go, it is being offered here at a sensible guide price which leaves ample scope for the remedial works required.

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

Chassis Number: 2211-1704
Engine Size: 7200cc
Docs: NOVA ref; Canadian Certificate of Title; shipping docs; original handbook and service book

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

Estimate: £9,000-11,000

Lot 103

Lot ended

Wednesday 30/03/2022

Hammer Price (inc. buyers premium)

£9,520
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