Interceptor MKIII Convertible LHD (PFE – ’76)
- Original United States LHD Jensen
- Correspondence between Jensen and owner in 1983
- Wiring Diagram (US spec 1975)
- Lake Tahoe Entry 1989 (29,097 mls)
- Photos and winning rosettes from 1980’s in USA
- David and Sue Jensen owned the car from 1984 to 2019
- Magazines and JOC paperwork from the 80’s in USA
- Winning certificates from JOC events in the 90’s USA (Best Engine Compartment, Best Customised Interceptor…)
- Original Maintenance Book/Service Record
- Imported into the UK and registered 01/09/2019
- Holley Fuel Injection System – installed in 1996
- Original 1974 Handbook of Instructions
- Full £4,000 service in 2020 (Cropredy Bridge)
- £5,500 parts and service in 2019 to commission car in the UK
- Car put into the WAAA Museum in 2009 until 2019 – https://www.waaamuseum.org/
- Original beige hood
- Family background of ‘Jensen’ owners: https://www.oregonbusiness.com/article/item/5214-hood-rivers-luhr-jensen-a-sons-decides-to-cut-bait
- Last ever Jensen Convertible built and left the factory August 1976
- Repainted from blue to current burgundy colour in summer 1995
- Approx $15,000 spent on service and restoration works in 1994 – radio, fans, hoses, gaskets, suspension, bushes, shims, ball joints, washers, tie rod ends, shock absorbers, cooler hoses, A/C, master cylinder, brake hoses, calipers (pistons)
- The work in 1994 was carried out by Rolls Royce in Oregon
- Various receipts and invoices from 80’s, 90’s onwards
- New front windscreen
This original USA registered LHD convertible is in fine condition and ready for summer use at home or abroad!
We can arrange international shipping, door to door.
Vehicle Model History
Débuting at the March 1974 Geneva Motor Show, the Interceptor Convertible was based on the same tubular chassis as its fixed-head sibling (albeit with suitably strengthened sill sections and windscreen pillars).
As such, it was equipped with independent coil and wishbone front suspension, a ‘live’ rear axle and four-wheel disc brakes.
Powered by a 440ci (7.2litre) Chrysler V8 mated to Torque-Flite automatic transmission, the new model was supposedly capable of 0-60mph in 7.5 seconds and 135mph. Intended as a rival to the Rolls-Royce / Bentley Corniche pairing (which it undercut in the UK by almost £7,000 at £9,863) the open Interceptor soon attracted a celebrity following. Owned by the likes of Cher, Frank Sinatra, Lynda ‘Wonder Woman’ Carter and financier Winthrop P. Rockerfeller, it was upgraded in late 1975 with the introduction of the ‘Qvale dashboard’ (a full width wooden affair).
Only in production for two years during which a mere 507 are thought to have been made (with 87 RHD cars supplied to the home market), the Convertible remains the most sought after Interceptor variant.