Our History

In 1972…

…when Jensen Motors was still a viable concern, Cropredy Bridge Garage as it was then, was set up in rural Oxfordshire, to service and maintain both current and older Jensen cars.

All Jensen models were catered for with a focus on Interceptors and the rare and extremely sought after four-wheel-drive FF.

Its predominant business in the early days was the maintenance and servicing of these Jensen’s which required skills, knowledge and access to parts and tools. As the business grew throughout the 80’s and 90’s it thrived as Jensen owners fully appreciated the stability of the UK’s primary centre of Jensen expertise.

Our central location in Oxfordshire is easy to reach from anywhere in the UK assisting Cropredy Bridge to go from strength to strength.

Maintenance to Restoration

Over the years, straight servicing and maintenance has developed into full restoration projects, alongside parts manufacturing and sourcing. The parts ordering service is simple and fast, with Cropredy experts on hand to talk things through and offer any necessary advice. Cropredy has the best connections and relationship with all things Jensen and is a limitless source of information for Jensen enthusiasts globally.

The Team

The Cropredy team consists of well over a century’s worth of experience when it comes to Jensen cars. Their collective enthusiasm and working knowledge shows in every car that leaves the workshop.

With a view to ensuring that the relevant skills are kept alive we invest in our younger employees and apprentices. From the companies owners and investors to our newest employees, classic car ownership and automotive passion is weaved inextricably through our fabric both as enthusiasts and as an organisation.

The ‘factory fresh’ fully restored, authentic ‘Cropredy Interceptors’ are the conception of Cropredy’s CEO, Matthew Guilliard-Watts. After initially investing in the company, he took over the reins at Cropredy in 2013 to streamline and grow the business. Matthew’s passion for the Interceptor has manifested itself in the offering of cars which are being fully restored to bespoke customer specifications.

Matthew says “The Interceptor is a truly iconic car and because they were ahead of their time at launch, they’re still relevant today as a fast, comfortable, classic GT car.” He goes on to say “Protecting our customers investment is important and by producing the highest standards of restoration, we’re maintaining the original integrity and in turn value, of these rare special cars.”