The Classic Sale At Silverstone Festival 25th - 27th August 2023

The Classic Sale at Silverstone Festival 2023 Cars 182 Registration: TBA Chassis No.: 2310-1098 Estimate: £60,000 - £70,000 Specialist: Charles Smalley Telephone No: 07421 007866 Lot 674 1974 Jensen Interceptor III Convertible Débuting at the March 1974 Geneva Motor Show, the Interceptor Convertible was based on the same tubular chassis as its fixed-head sibling, albeit with suitably- strengthened sill sections and windscreen pillars. It retained the same independent coil and wishbone front suspension, a ‘live’ rear axle and four-wheel disc brakes. Powered by 7.2-litre Chrysler V8 mated to a TorqueFlite automatic transmission, the new model was supposedly capable of 0-60mph in 7.6 seconds and 126mph. Intended as a rival to the Rolls-Royce and Bentley Corniche convertible which it undercut in the UK by almost £7,000 at £9,863, the open Interceptor soon attracted a following among the international jet set. Only in production for two-years, during which a mere 456 are thought to have been built, the vast majority headed to the continent and the United States and consequently the Convertible remains the rarest and most sought after Interceptor variant Finished in Oakland Green Metallic with a Tan Hide interior and matching hood, this particular, left-hand drive Interceptor III Convertible has benefitted from an older restoration that included a bare metal respray, a comprehensive mechanical overhaul including the rebuilding of the gearbox, a stainless steel exhaust and an internal retrim in Connnolly Hide. Having resided in France in recent years, the Jensen has been carefully maintained, as and when required, so as to be on the button and ready to go when required, proving itself on the recent journey back to the UK, arriving without any issues. With NOVA Certification, the vehicle is ready to be UK-registered if required and, if remaining in the UK, our vendor has kindly agreed to pay any taxes due. Your early inspection is welcomed and encouraged to fully appreciate this increasingly rare and desirable Jensen variant. A rare Interceptor Convertible that was restored some years ago, running and driving well and ready to be enjoyed once again by a new custodian. More Details Lot 674 Bid On Lot 674