Jensen Interceptor III 1973

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Lot No: 47
Year Make Model Mileage SOLD FOR
1973 Jensen Interceptor III 44,446 (Not Warranted) £10050 + buyers premium


On The Surface: This 1973 Jensen Interceptor III is finished in the classic Jensen white exterior. The interior is spacious and is adorned with dials, buttons and smart black leather.

Great Maintenance: This gem comes with an extensive history that is meticulously documented in a ring binder folder. Notable records include a purchase invoice dating back to 2014, when it was acquired by Mr. Pressland for £24,500. A valuation letter from the Jensen Owner’s Club in 2013 appraised the car at £22,000, underlining its latsing value. Additional letters from the Jensen Owner’s Club provide insights into the car’s history and a warm club introduction. The ORIGINAL factory build records, handed down from Martin Robey, provide a glimpse into its origins. Invoices totaling approximately £7,400 reveal a series of investments, including an engine tune in 2017 for £198.72, fitted reconditioned side grilles, and a set of 4 17″ alloy wheels for £1,802.64 and the fitting of a new front caliper and a master cylinder amounting to £781.38.

Comes with Everything: This Jensen Interceptor III offers more than just a stylish exterior and historical documentation. It comes with a wealth of invoices, MOT’s that date back to 1983 (with some gaps) and the orginal Jensen Interceptor Owner’s handbook. Every detail is accounted for, ensuring a comprehensive understanding of the car’s life.

Classic Appeal: Under the bonnet, this Jensen Interceptor III boasts a powerful 7.2-liter V8 engine, a rarity compared to the smaller 6.2-liter Chrysler engine found in some of its contemporaries. This robust engine, paired with an automatic gearbox, delivers a remarkable 330 BHP, a performance figure that was awe-inspiring in the 1970s and continues to excite today.

Mixing Old and New: While this Jensen Interceptor III has a remarkable history, it has been left to gently weather the passage of time over the past few years. As such, it now requires some restoration work, both mechanically and cosmetically. The body remains relatively sound overall, although there are rust patches that will require attention. Mechanically, the car does run, as demonstrated in the video aboice. However, it is likely to benefit from some tuning and tinkering to bring it back to its former glory.

Auction Info: Don’t miss the chance to own this 1973 Jensen Interceptor III. This car represents an exceptional opportunity for collectors and enthusiasts. Its combination of classic aesthetics, a powerful V8 engine, and a meticulous history make it highly desirable. While it does require some restoration work, it holds the potential to be a remarkable restoration project that can recapture its former splendor.

Lot No. 47
Auction 27th October 2023 - 95% SOLD
Vehicle Make Jensen
Vehicle Model Interceptor III
Year of Manufacture 1973
Mileage 44,446 (Not Warranted)
Registration LHB230L
Date first Registered 30/05/1973
Chassis Number 1368593
Engine Number 3C11463
Estimated Sale Price £8,000 - £9,000

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