Jensen Interceptor S
This car was built in 2009/10 to a customers specific requirement. It is an Interceptor S which means an original Mk III Jensen Interceptor, stripped of exterior paint, all panelwork restored and repainted in Bentley Bourneville.
The interior was fully restored with Bridge of Weir leather in red and new Smiths instruments, Moto Lita steering wheel, carpets and trim.
All exterior brightwork was refurbished and the car reassembled with a brand new GM powertrain comprising LS3 engine (430bhp), 4 speed electronic auto box, all ECU controlled and new wiring throughout the car.
The rear suspension was significantly modified & re-engineered with a bespoke built idependent rear setup (including limited slip differential) replacing the cart springs and live axle.
Front suspension was entirely rebuilt with upgraded rack, and modified geometry, all to improve ride, handling and responsiveness. Brakes are heavily modified with 330mm front rotors and AP 6 pot calipers with Jaguar sourced 280mm rear discs and calipers.
The exhaust system was custom built in 2.5" bore stainless steel and a 63 litre fuel tank was specially constructed to fit with the new rear suspension. Wheels are 17" x 7" based on the original 15" Jensen 5 spoke design and accomodate larger, modern tyres.
The overall effect is a period Interceptor Saloon, blended with modern powertrain and running gear that imbue impressive performance within the original Italian styling. Performance is low 4 secs for 0-60, top speed 165 mph but capable of returning a fuel consumption of up to 24mpg.
When Jeremy Clarkson drove this actual car on Top Gear it inspired the below video...Groovy:
- Make: Jensen
- Model: Interceptor S
- Exterior Colour: Bentley Bourneville
- Interior Colour: Mulberry
- Vehicle Type: Coupe
- Number of Doors: 2
- year of Manufacture: 1972
- Engine Size: 6200cc
- Transmission Type: 6 Speed Automatic
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