Jensen Interceptor III (1972)
The Jensen Interceptor III brings together the best of three worlds: a stylish design from Italy, V8 power from America and artisanal luxury from Great Britain. You could call the Interceptor a hybrid, but not in the modern sense of the word. The Interceptor is a mishmash of features and elements from different corners of the world, and that's what makes this Gran Turismo such an attractive car. With less than 6400 built, the Interceptor is a rare car.
Carrozzeria Touring from Milan was responsible for the Interceptor's design. The V8 engine was supplied by Chrysler, and in West Bromwich, near Birmingham, the whole package was put together and finished with the finest materials, as you would expect from a specialized English company. In terms of luxury and comfort, the Interceptor is on par with Aston Martin and Rolls-Royce. Finally, the classic car scene is aware of the Interceptor's many qualities. As an investment for the future, the Jensen Interceptor is a very good choice.
The Jensen Interceptor III offered by Peet Classics, was built in 1972. Originally, it was delivered in Texas, where the dry climate has had great effect on the preservation of the car. The Interceptor ended up in Norway, where restoration had started. A project that was picked up in 2015 by a Spanish enthusiast, who brought the car back to its excellent A1 condition, in which it is still today. All numbers of the chassis, engine and transmission are matching.
Under the louvred hood, you will find the 7.2-liter High Deck big block V8, that was also used in Mopar's popular muscle cars like the Dodge Charger and Plymouth GTX. Equipped with a four-barrel carburettor, the engine produces no less than 305 hp, which is transferred to the rear wheels by a three-speed automatic transmission.
This Interceptor III is painted in cream white, stylishly and subtly finished with chrome moldings and a dark red vinyl roof covering. This color returns in the luxurious interior: the seats, back seats and dashboard are covered with supple dark red leather. As befits a British car of great descent, there is also a lot of burr walnut on board, and the car's floor is covered with deep-pile wool carpet. An extremely tasteful composition.
After restoration was completed, the Interceptor has hardly been driven. Which is a shame: mechanically, the car is in very healthy condition, suitable for many comfortable touring trips through the Netherlands and abroad. This Jensen Interceptor is offered just at the right time: value of this perfectly restored classic car will only increase in the coming years.
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