London Concours – June 2019

Cropredy Bridge was back on the concours lawn once again with Chassis Number 6 Jensen FF at this year’s London Concours. This was the second prestigious concours outing for the car, which was also shown at the 2018 Concours of Elegance at Hampton Court.  

The car was shown in the Innovation Class among a varied selection of automotive excellence in the heart of London. The stunning Honourable Artillery Company grounds make a truly fantastic and vibrant venue for such an event, and we were excited to be attending once again.

Chassis 6 was selected for the concours due to its rarity and condition, being one of the earliest Jensen FF cars hand built by renowned coachbuilders Vignale in Italy. The panels were all hand beaten and shaped as opposed to later models that were built using pressed panels back in the UK. 

One of approximately 20 cars bodied by Vignale in 1967 and possibly one of just 11 FFs that were also painted in Italy, the total restoration saw us take this car back to bare metal using the programme of works designed for the Interceptor CB, our soon to be unveiled flagship restoration. This programme restores to a standard far above factory, with all metal work and paintwork prepared to concours standard with modern tolerances and every single component restored or replaced while retaining the original fully rebuilt drivetrain.

While all other CB builds will also renew all carpets and leather throughout to the highest standard, we have retained the original leather in this rare FF to preserve the unrepeatable provenance and originality of this exceptionally rare car. Following this work, Chassis 6 is now one of the finest examples around.

It is our pleasure to have had this exceptional car on display for all to see at such a superb event.

London Concours