Classic Car Catalogue

Jensen 1947 

Great Britain

Straight 8 Saloon        
  4 door DHC        


Jensen Straight Eight Saloon is a beautifully-styled high-performance car intended for the luxury market. The Meadows engine is a 130-bhp 3860-cc (85 x 85 mm) 36.5 HP OHV 8-in-line with two SU carburettors, driving through an overdrive-top four-speed gearbox. Although announced in the summer of 1946, it was not until early 1948 that series production actually got under way.