1972 Jensen SP

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  • 1972 Jensen SP

    Cropredy Bridge Cars are delighted to offer this beautiful 1972 Reef Blue Jensen SP for sale.

    Once production of the FF had ceased, the Jensen SP was launched in October 1971 as the new “halo car” for the brand.

    With a displacement of 440CU (7.2 Litres), the V8 engine featured three sets of twin barrel carburettors – hence the SP name which stood for ‘Six Pack’. Fitting a higher compression engine and the 1300 CFM carburettors, raised output from around 280bhp to 385bhp making it the most powerful production Jensen, and it was amongst the most powerful production cars available in the UK in the at the time the car was launched.

    The performance of the car at the time lead one reviewer to write;

    “If the Jensen SP can be summed up in one word, then that word unquestionably is “relentless”. This big, beautiful car seems to flatten hills, ignore bends, smooth out bumps and just keeps pounding on and on.

    Driving it is rather like being in a jet aircraft with a remote hum of expensive machinery somewhere beyond you”.

    Only 232 SPs were built, and of these only 25 were finished in Reef Blue. Chassis 131/4952 is also unusual in that it still has the massive six pack carburettor system, when many SP’s have subsequently had four-barrel Holley units fitted, which reduce the power.

    This particular SP is in excellent condition and has been meticulously maintained by its current owner, with extensive documentation cataloguing the car’s original factory records as well as invoices going back over 30 years.

    The car drives wonderfully and is ready to be enjoyed by a new custodian.

    £95,000

    Vehicle Overview

    39,922 miles
    Automatic
    MLU 86L
    Reef Blue
    Black
    Petrol
    7200cc
    385bhp /
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