1975 Jensen Interceptor Series III

Highlights


  • Restoration project
  • Sold new in Canada
  • Left hand drive


The Appeal


A Series III Jensen Interceptor restoration project is not something that comes along every day of the week. The Interceptor is an iconic machine with a dedicated following, which will certainly continue to be appreciated for many years to come. 

Requiring a thorough going-over in order to ascertain its mechanical condition, as well as some bodywork, this will provide a good starting point for restoration and a thoroughly rewarding project for its next owner. 

The History and Paperwork


  • Sold new in Toronto, Canada
  • All relevant import documentation completed
  • Restoration project

The Interior


  • Sumptuous leather seats
  • Air conditioning fitted as standard

Jensen Interceptors really were high-end cars of their time, which is evidenced particularly by their luxurious interiors. Sumptuous leather abounds, with the deeply padded hide seats complemented by a veneered dashboard and deep-pile carpets. Air conditioning was fitted as standard, a sure sign of ultimate luxury in the 1970s, and a sound system adds the finishing touch to the interior. 

The interior of this car is in need of some remedial work. The tan leather could do with a thorough clean and treatment and the veneer on the dashboard has begun to lift in places. The vendor describes the headlining as poor and the electrical fittings, gauges and radio remain untested. 

In all, this is certainly a solid starting point for an interior which will be quite special once restored. 



The Exterior 


  • Iconic wrap-around rear window 
  • Burgundy paint showing some rust spots

The iconic shape of the rear windscreen remains a defining feature of the Interceptor. Fortunately, this one remains intact and usable. 

The vendor states that all of the exterior fittings are present except the boot release. The chromework is pitted and rusted in places and the paintwork has suffered over the years. It is blistering in places and some corrosion is showing through.

Underneath there is a blanket of surface corrosion, with pockets of more deeply affected areas, but the extent of these will become clear if a restoration is begun. The wheels are pitted and the tyres will need to be replaced. 

In all, this car presents as a good base from which to start work, which will be a rewarding job for its next owner.

The Mechanics 


  • Comes with two refurbished exhaust manifolds
  • Most components untested

The Interceptor can only have been designed by someone who was a big kid with a drawing board. Who else would decide that their car needs a whopping 7.2-litre V8? Of course, this engine had to be supplied from the US, and therefore a Chrysler unit was chosen.

This car’s mechanical components remain untested, so the next owner will need to undertake a thorough appraisal of their condition in order to plan the best course of action for their restoration.



Summary


A Jensen Interceptor must be on almost every classic car connoisseur’s wish list. There can’t be many who would fail to be drawn in by its stunning good looks and huge V8. 

So if you would like the chance to put your own mark on a restoration project which will be a whole load of fun once completed, this Jensen is certainly the car to buy.

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Vehicle specification
  • Year 1975
  • Make Jensen
  • Model Interceptor series 3
  • Colour Maroon
  • Odometer 83,000 Miles
  • Engine size 7200
  • Town Runcorn
Auction Details
  • Seller Type Private
  • Location Cheshire
  • Country United Kingdom
Bidding history
28 bids
  • scott.a•••• £7,000 24/08/22
  • Markbyg•••• £6,700 24/08/22
  • scott.a•••• £6,600 24/08/22
  • Markbyg•••• £6,400 24/08/22
  • scott.a•••• £6,300 24/08/22
  • Markbyg•••• £6,100 24/08/22
  • scott.a•••• £6,000 24/08/22
  • Markbyg•••• £5,900 24/08/22
  • scott.a•••• £5,800 24/08/22
  • Markbyg•••• £5,600 24/08/22

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