Offered here is a restored Jensen 541 carefully hand built in West Bromwich in 1956, some sixty years ago, and still looking as dramatically different as it did in the day.
When they were first launched they had the same effect on a car-starved public as the Bugatti Veyron did fifty years later. This delightful example still carries the original registration 222 BPL issued in Guildford.
The V5 shows just three owners and perhaps further research by the new owner could reveal more about the life and times of this stylish fifties Grand Tourer.
The restoration appears to have been comprehensive and the interior is absolutely superb in red leather with matching carpets.
The original body colour was green and, in period, a lot of 541's were finished in sober, even sombre colours. 222 BPL now looks resplendent in a Metallic Royal Blue which really lifts the car. The cabin of this GT is a very functional place to be with its impressive dash layout and its original style three-spoke steering wheel.
The Jensen story is fascinating and as fifties GTs continue to return to favour, this lovely, well-restored 541 makes a very sensible proposition.
Works undertaken are as follows:
Bodywork fully refurbished and newly painted
Underside primer and painted
Chassis sandblasted, made sound and painted
Complete break refurbishment – with stainless steel sleeves
All new nuts, bolts and washers
New wheels and tyres
Complete new wiring loom
New temperature gauge
New heater matrix
Refurbished fuel tank
Cleaned and refurbished carburettors
All new track rod ends
Complete new leather retrim including headlining, door panels and carpets
New steering wheel
Original jack and wheel brace
All chrome re-chromed
Complete new stainless steel exhaust system
New front and rear windscreen and rubbers
For sale is now my Jensen 541 (de Luxe) - 1956.
The vehicle has been upgraded to de Luxe specifikations, with disc brakes all way round etc. The car has been used regularly, and is in perfect mechanical.....
Year of construction 1956 color blue saloon
since 2011 in my possession purchased in Ireland
car in regular use, fiberglass bodywork on steel frame in very good condition, Austin 4 liter four speed.....