1968 Jensen Interceptor MkI

Lot: 452

Sold for (£): 29,920
Offered for sale is a 6076ccL 1968 Jensen Interceptor I automatic. Coming with a partial history file, this lot's condition scores 79 / 135.

Classic Car Auctions says:

This rare, right-hand drive, automatic, Mk.I Interceptor is an original UK car, first registered on 5th March 1968. The car remained in the UK until 2007 when it was exported to the continent where it belonged to our Belgium vendor.

The decision was taken to treat the car to a sympathetic restoration in 2014/15 at a cost of approximately €30,000. Initially, it was subject to a mechanical overhaul with many new parts fitted including a new radiator with dual fans to cure the occasional overheating issues of the early cars. The engine was also partly dismantled and checked for any damage or wear.

At this point, the choice was made to fully strip and repaint the car in its original colour of Crystal Blue and, naturally, all of the brightwork was removed and refinished also. The wonderful Italian-styled cockpit presents very well with what, at first glance, appears to be the original interior showing only nominal signs of wear.

It's accompanied by a history file containing many past invoices, and whilst the car was previously UK registered, it's currently registered in the EU, so it will have a NOVA identity applied for at the time of sale.

 

Lot Details

Registration: EU Registered RHD/LHD: Right Hand Drive
Year: 1968 Engine size: 6076ccL
Make: Jensen Odometer reading (miles):
Model: Interceptor I MOT expiry:
Warranted: No Chassis number: 1152774

Vendor Condition Report

Overall: 79 / 135

Exterior

Bodywork: Glass:
Paint: Chrome:
Trim:

Remarks

In 2014/15 a full strip and repaint in its original colour of Crystal Blue. Orginal, freshly re-chromed bumpers included with the car.

Interior

Door-cards: Carpets:
Seating: Headlining:
Dashboard: Boot:

Remarks

Good all round condition appears largely original with a lovely patina.

Engine

Components: Starting:
Appearance: Running:

Remarks

The car was subject to a mechanical overhaul with the fitting of many new parts including a new radiator with dual fans to cure the occasional overheating issues of the early cars. The engine was also partly dismantled and checked for any damage or wear.

Transmission

Gears: Drive-shaft:
Clutch:

Running Gear

Axles: Chassis:
Suspension: Bearings:
Brakes: Wheels/Tyres:

Remarks

Prior to the auction the car was serviced and it was necessary to change one of the rear brake shoes which has been ordered from Martin Robey Ltd. This item has not yet arrived and will be sent to the new owner on purchase. Be careful if you drive the car and brake suddenly.

Electrics

Minor: Major:

Vehicle History

Remarks

Presented with a good history file with many invoices.

About the Condition Report

A lot's condition report is compiled based on information provided to CCA by the vendor of the lot. CCA has no access to lots prior to a sale but does review its condition on the day of the sale. CCA strongly recommends viewing a lot prior to a sale as it cannot guarantee the accuracy of the information provided.
Poor Numerous faults / Extensive damage / Many missing parts / Project or donor car
Fair Basic condition / Requires attention mechanically & cosmetically / Some damage / Some missing parts
Good Every-day useable classic car / Driven & enjoyed / Commensurate with age & mileage / Drives and looks as it should / Some vehicle history
Very good Almost pristine / Mechanically & cosmetically sound / Driven only occasionally / Extensive vehicle history
Excellent Pristine / Original / Documented nut & bolt ground-up restoration / Stored professionally / Trailered only / Complete vehicle history