383 cu in (6.3 L) Golden Commando V8 (1966-1971)
440 cu in (7.2 L) TNT V8 (1971-1976)
360 cu in (5.9 L) LA V8 (S4)
4 speed manual
3-speed Torqueflite A727 automatic
105 in (2,667.0 mm)
186 in (4,724.4 mm)
69 in (1,752.6 mm)
53 in (1,346.2 mm)
3,500 lb (1,588 kg)
The Jensen Interceptor is a sporting GT-class car. Interceptors were hand-built at the Kelvin Way Factory, West Bromwich near Birmingham in England by Jensen Motors between 1966 and 1976. The Interceptor name had been used previously by Jensen for the Jensen Interceptor made between 1950 and 1957 at the Carters Green factory. Jensen had extensively used glass-reinforced plastic for the fabrication of body panels in the preceding two decades, but the new Interceptor saw a return to a steel body-shell. The body was designed by an outside firm, Carrozzeria Touring of Italy, rather than the in-house staff. The early bodies were built in Italy by Vignale, before Jensen took production in house, making some subtle body modifications.
Model history and specifications
Jensen used Chrysler V8 engines for the Interceptor, starting with the 6276 cc (383 c.i.) with optional manual (Mark I, only 22 built) or TorqueFlite automatic transmissions driving the rear wheels through a limited slip differential in a conventional Salisbury rear axle. In 1970 the 383 c.i. produced 335 hp SAE gross, or 270 hp SAE net. Since this engine was detuned by Chrysler for use with regular gasoline and only produced 250 hp SAE net in 1971, Jensen chose to use the 440 in3 (7,200 cc) Chrysler engine for 1971.
For 1971, two 440 c.i. engines were offered. One had a 4-barrel carburetor and produced 305 hp SAE net. The other, which had three 2-barrel carburetors and produced 330 hp SAE net, was only available in 1971. Only 232 cars were built with the 440 "Six Pack", and had the distinction of being the most powerful car ever to have been made by Jensen.
For 1972, the 440 c.i. engine with three 2-barrel carburetors were no longer produced by Chrysler Corp. The 440 c.i. engine that remained was detuned to 280 hp SAE net. Chrysler continued to offer a high performance 440 c.i. engine through to 1976 when it only produced 255 hp SAE net.
The Interceptor may have taken some styling cues from the Brasinca Uirapuru, with a distinctive large, curving wrap-around rear window that doubled as a tailgate. The original specification included electric windows, reclining front seats, a wood rimmed steering wheel, radio with twin speakers, reversing lights and an electric clock. Power steering was included as standard from September 1968.
The Mark II was announced in October 1969, with slightly revised styling around the headlamps, front grille and bumper and revised rear lights. The interior was substantially revised in order to meet US regulations, and air conditioning was an option.
The Mark III, introduced in 1971, revised the front grille, headlamp finishers and bumper treatment again. It had GKN alloy wheels and air conditioning as standard, and revised seats. It was divided into G-, H-, and J-series depending on the production year. The 6.3 litre 383ci engine was superseded by the 7.2 litre 440ci in 1971.
By 1975 the company had fallen on hard times due to the then world-wide recession, and problems with its Jensen-Healey sports car. It was placed into receivership and the receivers allowed production to be wrapped up using the available cache of parts. Production of the Interceptor ended in 1976.
Second owner since 1988, older restoration same time - painted, new top, new full leather interior, leather boot, lot of repairs done, now any rust ever, new tires. Hasn’t been driven for 25 years, revived several month ago.
440 engine/ 727 3-speed auto
WANTED = WTB = Jensen Interceptor Barn Find Projects + Drivers + Restored...both LHD and RHD....
Wanted all years and models...
What do you have?
Can be exported at your cost or about $1,400 dollars to the UK port in 4 weeks...
- Serious collectors please...more pics coming and on .....
Located in the USA...dry desert west...Private seller....$20,800k usd dollars...
- Was owned by the Richard Pearce the movie director...
- Richard Pearce (born January 25, 1943) is an American film director, television director and cinematographer. In addition to feature films, he has .....
This Jensen is one of the last made, having the wooden dash and center consul, with the all leather dashtop and rear facing center clocks.
This totally UN-RESTORED model very rarely becomes available for sale because of its rarity.
This car was first registered on 18 January 1976
The model was only .....
Located in the USA...dry desert...
Jensen interceptor convertible - = US-specs..
- A Absolutely amazing restored 1974 interceptor convertible.
- Everything was gone through including paint, interior, top, wheels and tires, engine, transmission, etc.
1974 Interceptor 3 7.2 Automatic
Finished in grey metallic with red leather interior
84,000 recorded miles
Registered new on 1st February 1974, records show that it was first registered official Jensen dealer T.G.Reynolds Ltd of Cambridge as their demonstrator vehicle. Originally finished in .....
- Fabulous condition throughout
- 1 of just 267 Convertible MK III examples built
- Sold with its original handbook and service book
- Finished in the beautiful colour scheme of Platinum Silver with Dark Blue hide
The iconic Jensen Interceptor is a highly regarded British sporting GT-class motor .....
We have an exceptional 1974 Jensen Interceptor series III on offer. This car has driven only 50.579 miles. The series III benefits from an 7.2 V8 engine. Due to the excellent Californian climatic conditions and maintenance care, the car has never required any restoration work. The body and panel gaps .....
Located in Germany
A buddy Thomas in Germany just offered these 4 Jensen Interceptor cars now for sale listed below and no pics yet for the 3 cars listed.
All 4 cars and 1 project below are located in Germany for inspections.
There is now only 1 pics for a project .....