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Well lads, I've never claimed to know it all, and over this past weekend, I found something I'd not known before. It's a Jensen Interceptor III.
Talking to the nice man who owns the car, I asked what motor was in it and was told Chrysler 440! Woo and indeed Hoo. Sounds like a scream to me. Here's the WIKI LINK , seems it's a member of the Grand Touring Class of motor vehicles.

Of course I had the new camera on hand and got a few digi-pix... sadly however no shots of the interior were forthcoming, we were busting a move on outta there and so was Mr Jensen. But I did manage to snag a few pix whilst talking to dude just the same. Cool car, not sure how I've missed them all these years?

Guess maybe I gotta get out more often. laughing

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Originally Posted by ricochetrider
.....It's a Jensen Interceptor III.....
I badly lusted after/admired that car when I was a teen. The wrap around rear window was just so cool, and the bold front styling! Then I grew up and got a job working on exotics and after being paid to sort out a few Jensens, I wouldn't touch one with a ten foot pole. Just my opinion. Probably not worth much.

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Tom, they came with Hemi's too. A friend in Pikesville, MD has one.


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Originally Posted by ricochetrider
.....It's a Jensen Interceptor III.....
I badly lusted after/admired that car when I was a teen. The wrap around rear window was just so cool, and the bold front styling! Then I grew up and got a job working on exotics and after being paid to sort out a few Jensens, I wouldn't touch one with a ten foot pole. Just my opinion. Probably not worth much.

Cool till you had to try & clean one
I worked at a car wash during high school ( along with other jobs ) and there were 5 of those buggers that came in regularly
We eventually got the rep from the chemical company to come up with a cleaner that would get all of the plasticisers that evaporated from the interriour in out hot Aussie sun and stuck stronger than the proverbial poo on a blanket to the window that was near impossible to reach .
Probably fine in the cold North with it's feeble rays of almost sunlight but a didaster down here is Oz


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One of my brothers had one for a while back in the UK.
It had about 8mm end float on the crank.. He was a dealer
so it didn't matter much to him as he sold it quiet quickly.

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Much lurve for Interceptors in the UK now, which reflects in the prices compared with a few years ago. American V8 and British styling takes some beating.

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Beautiful car, from the days of beautiful cars.

Not the shapeless blobs called "SUVs" we have today.

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You have to love the USA V-8 shoe-horned into the British cars back in the day by the OEM folks. Yea, plenty of talented guys doing the same, like a V8 in a bugeye...but just not the same.

Sadly, I passed on, not one, but two Sunbeam Tigers (289 cu/in) in 1977. One for $200 and the other $1000. A grand was a lot of dough back then, but it was almost perfect.


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£50-100k in the uk.
It’s the mpg that is the issue at about 12-14

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A bit of styling but overall quite ugly..


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Originally Posted by AngloBike
£50-100k in the uk.
It’s the mpg that is the issue at about 12-14

A few years ago, £20k would have bought you a reasonable early Interceptor with only some rust.

I'll put the Interceptor at the top of my list of desireable 2 door, 4 seater GT cars. Dark metallic emerald green, modern LS V8 motor, modern fuel injection and a modern 10 speed autobox please. Only dials on the dashboard, no screens. Also lots of toggle switches needed.

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I used to know Greg Rollie from Santana. He had a Jensen that was a spittin image of this one. Great cars.


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A local here used to have an Interceptor FF, which was the 4WD version (Ferguson system). I think only about 300 made.


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