Format: 2019-06-27 21:25:02

Jensen Interceptor Coupé Project Coachwork by Carrozzeria Vignale 1966 115/2517-London Olympia 2461

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London Olympia
Auction House: Bonhams
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NAB 515D
Sold for: £ 2.000

Has not been sold. Highest bid £2.000

1966 Jensen Interceptor Coup Project
Coachwork by Carrozzeria Vignale
Registration no. NAB 515D
Chassis no. 115/2517
With the second-generation Interceptor's introduction, Jensen switched from glassfibre to steel for its car bodies. Carrozzeria Touring had been commissioned to style the new model, but it was Carrozzeria Vignale that built the first bodies in 1966 before production transferred to West Bromwich early in '67. Underneath though, the preceding C-V8's chassis, running gear, and 6,276cc Chrysler V8 engine remained substantially un-changed. Chrysler's excellent Torqueflite three-speed automatic transmission was standard equipment, and with 325bhp on tap performance was more than adequate: The Motor recorded a top speed of 140mph, with 100mph arriving in 19 seconds. Braking was by servo-assisted Dunlop discs all round, while ride quality could be varied by the Armstrong Selectaride dampers' dashboard control. Leather upholstery, reclining front seats, and walnut veneer were all standard features.
The very early Interceptor offered here is one of only 17 Vignale-bodied cars completed in 1966. Chassis number '115/2517' was first registered to Newbury Motors on 16th November 1966 with the number 'NAB 515D'. The original colour scheme was Charcoal Grey with red trim. The car subsequently spent some time abroad before returning to the UK in 1990, later finding its way to the Jensen Museum from which it was purchased by Rejen Sales in August 2013. Presented in 'barn find' condition and sold strictly as viewed, this historic Jensen is offered with a V5 registration document and assorted paperwork testifying to its provenance.

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