Italian design, American power, made in Britain – the Jensen Interceptor.
We are delighted to offer this remarkable Mk1 1969 Jensen Interceptor, as featured on Steph Holloway’s Youtube series, idriveaclassic.
This Mk1 Interceptor has been cherished by its former owners, having all work necessary to keep this beautiful car on the road today. The exterior of the car is in great condition throughout with no rust or rot. Presented in Crimson, the car was previously off the road from 2001-2007 whilst undergoing restoration. The lower six inches of the body was replaced, and a complete respray was undertaken including most of the chrome work which was refinished as well as a new black vinyl roof. Complete with all badges and original wheels, the car upholds its position as a fantastic example of this iconic British classic.
The interior, finished in black leather is in excellent condition throughout. The enthusiasm of previous owners’ pampering is once again evident here. The cabin-space of the Mk1 Interceptor is elegantly designed with a wealth of gauges and switches surrounded by wooden trim. The car also includes its factory original Voxson 8 track.
The Chrysler built 383c.i. (6.3l) V8 engine produced a modest 270bhp providing adequate power and accompanying soundtrack. This power is driven through a TorqueFlite automatic gearbox delivered by a limited slip differential onto the road. The gear changes are smooth, power-steering is functioning perfectly, suspension has no creaks or knocks, and braking is effective; this grand tourer certainly delivers an outstanding level of comfort.
Within the engine bay are a number of modifications that are only improvements to the driving of this Interceptor including uprated dual Volkswagen electric fans and FBO electronic ignition providing increased reliability and comfort of use.
With thanks to Steph Holloway, I can provide a link to the episode of idriveaclassic starring this particular Jensen Interceptor - https://youtu.be/FVwSrZuqNZ4
Overall, this Mk1 Interceptor is a fantastic example of a classic that had such a dominant impact on luxury British motoring of the era. If this car looks and sounds like the car for you a trip to our showroom is well worth the visit - our coffee pot is always hot.