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1972 Jensen Interceptor III 6.3 G-Series Auto RHD For Sale

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  • £70,000 See Text
  • 1972
  • Cape Town
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Price £70,000 See Text
Ad Type For Sale
Category Classic Cars
Make Jensen
Model Interceptor
Year 1972
Country South Africa
Town Cape Town
Telephone 07379 415186
Status Private
Date 27-Apr-2020
Ref C1189969
This is a 1972 model Series III matching numbers car, powered by the more sought after 6,3-liter Chrysler 383 ‘Golden Commando’ V8, which is quite a bit more responsive than the later 440 ‘de-tuned’ engine – the 383 had fewer emission controls. I’m told that only around 100 of these G-Series SIII cars were built before the 440 engine was installed, because the 383 was no longer available from Chrysler in the USA.

This car was bought from CHARLES FOWLLETT Ltd of Mayfair and then exported directly to be first registered in South Africa on 1st January 1973 by the same owner. Thereafter the car resided throughout in Johannesburg until 2014, when the car was bought by the existing second owner from new and the car moved down to Cape Town.

Due to being in Johannesburg - with its inherent dry inland climate without snow or the need for salted road surfaces - throughout the vast majority of the car's life, there is little rust to speak of. This is limited to a couple of small spots of bubble on the outer sill panels, at the windscreen and the rar hatch panel - all very minor stuff.

This car was maintained by a JENSEN specialist workshop in Johannesburg, although quite frankly the Chrysler engine and transmission are not complicated and came in many Chrysler cars available in South Africa during those years. There are no issues requiring attention at this time.

The body Paint colour is not original ex-factory. She was professionally resprayed in the present colour of JENSEN ROYAL BLUE (Code 130)which the first owner preferred, and occurred during the 1980's - the original factory colour was a less appealing OAKLAND GREEN. The other non-standard change was a Interceptor "SP" badge at the rear, however now removed and the car is sold with a new rear panel original ‘Interceptor III’ badge, that has not been fitted. At the time of respray, "fluting" was added to the bonnet, probably in an effort to reduce engine bay heat build-up during summer heatwaves. The cooling system was upgraded by installing a second fan for the radiator. Recently fitted a more efficient, UK agent-specified electronic distributor system and coil upgrade including new HT Leads from Martin Robey. The entire car was rewired with a new harness – so everything works as it should. The Steering rack and power steering unit also overhauled and refitted recently.

The new Owner of this car will receive a superb fully restored and mechanically rebuilt car in pristine condition after the car completes an intensive professional restoration which will be orchestrated and project managed to take no longer than four months. This will encompass the following;

BODY: The bodyshell will have all of the mechanical components, suspension and brakes removed - along with all "glass-out" and stripped of its interior. The entire body will then be media blasted and primer painted, then any panel with rust removed and replaced - npt patch-panel repaired, then underbody zinc-oxide painted, then bodyshell primered again and prepared for final top-coats and gloss coats. Upon rassembly all grommets, rubbers, seals and weatherstrips will be replaced, and all bumpers will be rechromed in the UK. There is also provision for replacing the bonnet skin (non-fluted) and a total colour change if desirable.

INTERIOR: The entire cabin will be treated to a complete Dynamat sound proofing and heat resistant interior cladding, beforebeing recarpeted with the highest grade of Automotive Wool carpeting. The cockpit - dashboard, centre console, doors, other panels throughout, seats, headlining, etc. will all be reupholstered - in special shaved leathers from Bridge of Weir in colour choice of the new owner, plus new headlining and of course the carpeting with be colour-scheme matched. Naturally, also new seat foams and door-cards. All rocker-switches to the console will be replaced, new wiring harnesses to the interior throughout. New safety belt harness to front and rear seats.

UNDER-BODY: The entire front and rear Suspension will be rebuilt with new component rubbers, springs and coils. All other parts media blasted and restored/repainted. New brakes - upgraded calipers to the front, rebuilt rear assemblies and new cables and hydraulic and fuel lines throughout.

ENGINE and DRIVETRAIN: The engine will be rebuilt from bottom-end upwards. Incredible performance upgrade specification, offering superior fuel consumption and better responce. Full details provided on application, including rebuild / restoration and/or replacement of all ancilliary electrical, fuel, cooling, exhaust, transmission, prop-shaft and LSD rear axle.

summary: This projected vehicle purchase and ground upwards nut and bolt restoration is offered at a fixed cost of £70,000 (GBP)and a schedule of tranche payments will form part of the Bill of Sale agreement.

This does not include the costs thereafter of shipping, insurance and arrival costs with import duties at the Buyer's required destination.

It is estimated that the entire project, to deliver an effectively new car will take in the region of four months due to the manner in which the work will be project managed.

You are welcome to contact me for further discussion.

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