Jensen 1958

541-R Coupé wb: 8 ft. 9 in. R6 cyl, 3993 cc, 140 bhp

Jensen 541 R Saloon first appeared in October 1957, priced £1910 plus £956 PT. Differences from the standard and de luxe 541 versions include increased power from its Austin DS7 engine, a new slightly smaller gearbox with closer overall ratios, rack and pinion steering and disc brakes all round. Externally the R is distinguished by an outlet with plated grille in the bonnet top, torpedo-shaped mouldings above the rear wheels, and a top-hinged luggage boot lid. Top speed : over 125 mph; cruising: 90-100 mph.