Jensen Interceptor S3, 1974
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Jensen Interceptor S3, 1974

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Jensen Interceptor S3 coupe, year 1974. Colour silver metallic with a black leather interior and black carpet. This fantastic Jensen Interceptor is in very good to excellent condition and the car has ‘matching numbers’. This Jensen was sold new in the Netherlands and the car features the magnificent (Chrysler) 7.2 Litre V8 engine. The car was recently optimised mechanically and technically and the car was given extensive service. Invoices with descriptions of the work carried out are present. This magnificent Jensen Interceptor features 17-inch light alloy wheels, air-conditioning, automatic gearbox, power windows and tinted glass. In the years 1966 until 1976 a total of 6.408 Jensen Interceptor cars have been built, of which 3.419 Series 3 models. One of the most desirable British cars with an American heart; a true performance GT to travel through Europe in grand style.

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The year 1966 saw the introduction of the Jensen Interceptor. The steel bodywork was designed by the Italian design house Vignale.
The Jensen Interceptor was fitted with power brakes and disks all round and a "Power-Lock" differential. The engines came from Chrysler Motor corporation. These powerful and very robust V8 engines were used in Facel Vega automobiles too. The Jensen Interceptor Mk I was fitted with a 6276 cc. V8.
The Interceptor Mk II became available to the market in the year 1970. The Mk II was improved on several details: The dashboard was updated as was the interior, the front of the car was slightly restyled and vented disc brakes and alloy rims were introduced as standard equipment.
The Interceptor Mk III followed in the year 1972. The Mk III was fitted with the largest and most powerful Chrysler V8 engine available; the 7.2 liter. This engine delivered a stunning 370 SAE bhp. The Interceptor Mk III SP model became a 390 SAE bhp. variant of this 7.2 liter V8 unit fitted with three double Weber carburettors.
The Jensen Interceptor is a true drivers car, a comfortable yet sporty GT. In total 6667 Jensen Interceptors have been built between 1966 an 1976 including the SP, FF an convertible models. 3419 of them were Mk III saloons as presented here.

Technical data

Chrysler V8 engine
cylinder capacity: 7206 cc. (440 cui).
carburettor: four barrel Edelbrock carburettor
capacity: 325 bhp. (370 SAE) at 4600 rpm.
gearbox: 3-speed, automatic
top-speed: 225 km/h. - 141 mph.
acceleration 0-60: 7.7 seconds
weight: 1820 kg.

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