Classic Car Catalogue

Jensen 1975

GT – new model        

Great Britain

A Jensen GT was announced in July, a Jensen-Healey with a coupé/estate body.
The business's future is under threat which meant redundancy for 700 workers – two thirds of its workforce. A receiver was appointed by the Bank of America in September. Kjell Qvale laid great emphasis on the part played by the unions in bringing about the downfall of the business.


Interceptor Mk III

Coupé wb: 105 in. (267 cm) V8 cyl, 7212 cc, 280 bhp DIN  
Convertible wb: 105 in. (267 cm) V8 cyl, 7212 cc, 280 bhp DIN  
Coupé wb: 105 in. (267 cm) V8 cyl, 7212 cc, 280 bhp DIN – new model

Just when people were saying convertibles were doomed, Jensen produced a superb new Interceptor, hand built, with wool-lined power-operated folding top. It is a luxurious four-seater for the connoisseur equipped with full air conditioning, electric windows and quarter lights, radio with four speakers and electric aerial, remote control for passenger door lock and fuel filler flap. Upholstery is in Connolly hide with sheepskin inserts if required.

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

Thousands of these sports convertibles have been shipped to export buyers despite the energy crisis. Beneath the classic lines of a typical British sports car is the Lotus-built 16-valve light alloy engine with twin overhead camshafts. Front and rear wings are bolted on for easy repair. Safety features include foam-filled facia, dual intensity rear lamps, remote lock for passenger's door, hazard warning system.

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Coupé wb: 92 in. (2337 mm) R4 cyl, 1973 cc, 140 bhp – July

JENSEN GT £4,198
Introduced last July, Jensen's 2+2 three-door coupé evolves from the Jensen-Healey sports two-seater. Powered by the Lotus-built two-litre 16-valve engine, in unit with a Getrag five-speed gearbox, the sporty new Jensen has individual folding rear seats which makes for many permutations of passenger and load-carrying. With both rear seats folded, the compartment has a capacity of 17.1 cubic feet, and the lift-up tailgate makes for easy loading. Wheelbase is identical to the open sports, so with about 140 bhp under the long bonnet, and with good handling, the GT is a fast all-rounder.

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