Interceptor Mk. 3
7 211 cm³
138 000 km
Jensen Interceptor mk3 Gentleman Express
The Jensen Interceptor was a GT -class sports car built by the British car manufacturer Jensen between 1966 and 1976. Jensen had already used the term Interceptor (German: Abfangjäger) in 1950 for a predecessor, which is now usually referred to as the "Early Interceptor" . The Interceptor formed the basis for the Jensen SP and for the all-wheel drive Jensen FF model.
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The Jensen Interceptor is a hand built car from a small town in England. Jensen Motors used Chrysler V-8 7.2 liters based on the 383 Big Block - this fine example is powered by the 440 with 280 hp mated to a 727 TorqueFlite automatic transmission like those used by Rolls Royce, Monteverdi and Chrysler was connected in the same way as a limited-slip differential in a conventional Salisbury rear. This beautiful specimen has 4-wheel disc brakes and new air conditioning. The "Interceptor" has a well-documented history.
Cars like this are rarely available in this condition. The red paintwork of this car is in very good condition. The molding badges and bumpers are all in exceptional condition and also show the care that has been taken with them! Peek under her hood - and you'll find the same level of detail. The Jensen underwent a comprehensive technical partial restoration last year, new wiring harnesses, cooler, steering, ignition system, new carburettor, relays, switches and much more.
The vehicle comes with workbooks that are given at the auction.
From October 1971 the third series of the Interceptor was produced. The body largely corresponded to the Mk. 2; however, the car received standard alloy wheels and a modified interior. From November 1971, Jensen also replaced the 6.3-liter engine with an eight-cylinder engine with a displacement of 7.2 liters, which was still sourced from Chrysler. Right- hand drive vehicles continued to have the engine of the previous model until May 1972. The reason for the change was the reduced performance of the engines due to the American emissions laws. Increasingly strict laws required lower compression, resulting in a significant loss of power. To compensate for this, Jensen, like other Chrysler customers, was forced to use engines with larger displacements. However, even with the 7.2 liter engine, which delivered 285 hp (210 kW), the Mk. 3 was less sporty than the early Mk. 1 models, as the larger engines were heavier and limited the vehicles' maneuverability a.
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