Classic Car Catalogue

Jensen 1972

Jensen-Healey – new model (March)

Great Britain

Planned to fill the gap in the traditional sports car market left by the demise of the Austin-Healey, the Jensen Healey is produced by an American syndicate that bought the Jensen business. The engine is the advanced new light-alloy Lotus with twin belt-driven overhead camshafts; the gearbox comes from the Sunbeam Rapier H 120. Front and rear suspension are modified Viva.
JENSEN SP £7,191
SP stands for Six Pack, which means three twin-choke carburetters on a 7.2-litre Chrysler V8 engine (the normal Interceptor is 6.3). The fastest Jensen yet, this one is identified by a louvred bonnet. Transmission is by Torqueflite automatic transmission and limited-slip differential. Electric control for passenger's door lock, power steering, air conditioning, stereo tape player.

London show review



Mk III Coupé wb: 105 in. (267 cm) V8 cyl, 7212 cc, 280 bhp DIN
SP Coupé wb: 105 in. (267 cm) V8 cyl, 7212 cc, 330 bhp

Jensen SP



Convertible wb: 92 in. (2337 mm) R4 cyl, 1973 cc, 140 bhp – new model