Jensen Convertible MKIII (JGN – 74)
- 1 of 87 RHD cars
- Only 6 owners
- Various invoices from Jensen Motors going back to 1989
- MOT certificates going back to 1989
- Full bodywork and mechanical rebuild in 1990
- Full body respray 2015 (Cropredy)
- Full underbody clean and reseal in 2015 (Cropredy)
- New replacement Edelbrock carburettor 2015 (Cropredy)
- Front seats full leather retrim 2015 (Cropredy)
- New replacement A/C system in 2015 (Cropredy)
- Fully reconditioned steering rack in 2015 (Cropredy)
- Up-rated performance Fosseway brakes in 2015 (Cropredy)
- Full new replacement mohair hood 2017
- Up-rated alternator
- High torque starter motor
- Replacement suspension bushes and washers
- New tyres in 2015
- 3,000 Mile/3 Month warranty*
Complete with copies of original invoices from Jensen this convertible comes with a fantastic history folder that you would expect from a car of this condition. There are also M.O.T’s dating back to 1989 which verify the current mileage.
Finished in Navy Blue with a black interior, this rare original RHD convertible is in excellent condition and ready for immediate use and fully capable of a European summer drive!
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.