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This is an incredibly special car and we are truly delighted to offer this very unique example onto the market. This Jensen just has everything you would look for in such a car. First of all this is a genuine UK car, first registered on the 12th July 1971. It is a matching numbers car with a lovely low mileage of 59,000, it is the more scarcely seen MKII model with low survival rate and the car spent 33 years with just one owner. Adding to this, since being purchased in 2014 as a good quality, very original example, £25,000 has been spent taking this Interceptor to the next level and today is a truly magnificent original car that has proven reliability.
The Jensen has been subject of a recent bare metal re-paint and body restoration. Any evidence of corrosion was removed from the car and fresh new metal fabricated and various new panels fitted as required. The Jensen was stripped down to the rolling shell with all glass removed and treated to a top quality re-paint in its original colour. The result is a first class bodyshell boasting sharp wheel arch edges and stunning straight panels. Various re-chroming work has been carried out, wheels have been re-furbished and new Vredestein tyres fitted. Further recent work to the car includes new wiring loom, engine bay wiring loom, new twin cooling fans and switch, new radiator hoses, re-cored radiator, new 1406 electric carb, new alternator, new sound proofing throughout the car, new exhaust hangers, leaf springs, new steering rack, high torque starter motor, re-conditioned rev counter, new oil pressure switch, new throttle cable, Magnecor HT leads, new rubbers and much more. Prior to this £25,000 plus programme of work, this was a smart usable Jensen Interceptor, it is now the ultimate driver that presents superbly. The interior is still largely original and leather is quite simply first class. The headlining is excellent, the carpets are superb quality and door cards, dashboard and gauges are all very smart.
XMB 268J has to be the most impressive driving Interceptor we have had in 25 years of business in classic cars. The car runs cool, it offers incredible performance with a super fit engine holding excellent oil pressure. The automatic gearbox is perfect, the steering precise as as new, the brakes are efficient and give confidence, the car rides and handles beautifully. Over the past few years the Jensen has been driven across the country several times and in every case proving totally reliable, in fact performing perfectly. This is the ultimate driving Interceptor and sourcing an example like this, with such a high level of provenance could be incredibly difficult. This isn't just a car for the collector, it is a car that can be used for long distance touring, it can be taken on the Continent without hesitation and further confidence can be taken from the fact that meticulous work has been carried out for a true Jensen enthusiast who is incredibly fastidious and will only drive the best.