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Lot 9

2018   |   Scottsdale Auctions 2018

1975 Jensen Interceptor Convertible

SOLD $68,200

Estimate

$75,000 - $90,000| Without Reserve

Chassis

2311-1745

Car Highlights

The Most Collectible Variant of a Rare Anglo-American GT
One of Only 509 Interceptor Convertibles Built
Extensive Service Performed by Noted Jensen Specialist K&D Enterprises
First in Class at the 2008 Vancouver All British Field Meet
Offered with Factory Brochure, Workshop Manual, and Owner’s Handbook

Technical Specs

440 CID Chrysler OHV V-8 Engine
Single 4-Barrel Carter Carburetor
330 BHP at 4,800 RPM
Chrysler TorqueFlite Automatic Transmission
4-Wheel Disc Brakes
Front Independent Coil-Spring and Wishbone Suspension
Rear Leaf-Spring Suspension with Live Axle
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Introduced in 1966, the Jensen Interceptor combined stunning Italian design, robust American V-8 performance, and traditional English craftsmanship. In 1974, Kjell Qvale introduced a limited-production convertible variant that quickly became his company’s flagship model. Aimed at an upscale clientele, the powerful and luxurious Interceptor Convertible was a unique alternative to the open Aston Martin and Rolls-Royce models of the period. In total, just 509 Interceptor Convertibles were built; today, they are regarded as the most prized and desired of all Jensen automobiles.

Completed in November 1975 and delivered new to Canada, this Jensen’s first long-term owner is believed to have been Mr. R.A. Mudge of Ontario. In the mid-2000s, Legendary Motorcar Company, also of Ontario, acquired the Jensen, then showing under 29,000 miles, and had it repainted in the factory shade of Cerise Metallic. In early 2007, the Interceptor was sold to a longtime Jensen enthusiast in Washington state. He then entrusted the car to K&D Enterprises, a marque expert in Snohomish; it rebuilt the TorqueFlite transmission, upgraded the cooling system, refurbished suspension components, installed new Michelin tires, trimmed the seats, and refinished the original wheels. This Jensen was subsequently awarded First in Class at the 2008 All British Field Meet in Vancouver. Now displaying less than 33,000 miles, this Jensen Interceptor Convertible is beautifully presented and in superb condition throughout – qualities befitting a rare hand-built car of prestige and performance.