Jensen FF MKI (TAX – ’69)A superb example of an early FF benefiting from previous Jensen Museum ownership and restoration.
The Jensen FF is a classic car that has garnered praise from the motoring press and enthusiasts alike since its unveiling at the 1966 London Motor Show. The FF moniker stands for Ferguson Formula, which was a revolutionary four-wheel-drive system developed by Harry Ferguson for racing cars. The system split the torque between the front and rear wheels, resulting in excellent handling and sure-footedness. This, combined with the Dunlop Maxaret anti-lock braking system, made the FF a frontrunner for the title of “World’s Safest Car” during its time.
Apart from its advanced technical abilities, the FF’s distinct looks also set it apart from other classic GTs of its era. The longer wheelbase, squared-off front, and additional vents give the car an unmistakable presence. Underneath the chassis rails were moved outboard to make space for the Ferguson four-wheel-drive system. The FF was designed to be a forward-thinking car, which is evident from the praise it received from the media and enthusiasts when it was first released.
The 1966 Jensen Mk1 FF (chassis #119/102) presented here is an exceptional example of this iconic car. It was originally ordered in Crystal Blue paintwork with Beige leather and was supplied through the Jensen distributors, A.R.D. Garage (Cwmbran) Ltd. The car was purchased by Welsh businessman Mr R. F. Arnatt in late 1968 and remained a Welsh-owned car until 2008. During this time, the car underwent several maintenance and restoration works, including a bodywork renovation, engine rebuild, and overhaul of the brakes and suspension.
In 2008, the Jensen Museum acquired the car and undertook a full restoration. This work included stripping the car back to bare metal, matching the Crystal Blue paint color, and restoring the original leather seats. The original carpets were replaced with a full new Wilton set. Our vendor acquired the car in 2014 and has since commissioned a full recommissioning of the car, including a full gearbox rebuild, brake and suspension overhaul, and other maintenance work. The car is accompanied by numerous historic invoices for maintenance and a CD-ROM of the bodywork restoration.
In conclusion, this 1966 Jensen Mk1 FF (chassis #119/102) is a rare opportunity to own a piece of British motoring history that is in excellent condition and would make a fine addition to any classic car collection. The car has an MOT valid until August 2023 and comes with a rich history and documentation of its maintenance and restoration work.
Registration Number: TAX 664G
Chassis Number: 119/102
Engine Number: 1417/19D
Body Colour: Crystal Blue
To provide peace of mind to the new owner, this car comes with a 3,000 Mile/3 Month warranty*, offering protection against unforeseen issues. It is a testament to the car’s overall quality and the confidence we have in its condition.
*Terms and conditions apply to the warranty.