** REGRETFULLY WITHDRAWN** 1970 Jensen Interceptor II

Lot: 108

Regretfully Withdrawn
Offered for sale is a 6.2L 1970 Jensen Interceptor II automatic. Coming with a partial history file, this lot's condition scores 78 / 135.

Classic Car Auctions says:

A good example of the least common of Interceptors, the Series II...

 

  • Refreshed and repainted (Dec.2017). Lots of work carried out (see vendor comments)
  • Looks great in Deep Red, brand new front and rear bumpers, wire wheels powder coated in Chrome Silver
  • The Black Leather interior would benefit from some detailing. Engine bay clean and tidy
  • Five recorded owners. Last change of ownership in 2010. Used sparingly since 2013. 83,000 miles indicated
  • The V5, workshop manual and other relevant literature are present. Fresh MoT prior to auction

 

Lot Details

Registration: OXC 142H RHD/LHD: Right Hand Drive
Year: 1970 Engine size: 6.2L
Make: Jensen Odometer reading (miles): 83000
Model: Interceptor II MOT expiry: 2019-03-05
Warranted: No Chassis number: 1233701

Vendor Condition Report

Overall: 78 / 135

Exterior

Bodywork: Glass:
Paint: Chrome:
Trim:

Remarks

Bodywork now excellent due to repaint, chrome on bumpers brand new, window surrounds better than fair, pitting on original door handles, mirrors, etc, glass excellent incl. rear hatch, wheels superb (standard steel Rostyle originals requiring refurbishment are available).

Interior

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

Remarks

The black interior is in fair, used condition. While generally sound, the leather shows wear, on the driver's seat in particular, which is cracked but not open or torn, the passenger seat similarly but less marked. Rear seat is unworn and only slightly aged. The leather has been treated and the seats are still comfortable so the car can be driven perfectly well as it is, but further attention might be considered desirable to make perfect. Carpets fair. Boot clean and tidy.

Engine

Components: Starting:
Appearance: Running:

Remarks

These engines were never the prettiest, but this one is in fair condition appearance wise. It starts up well and runs nicely. Like the interior, the engine bay is perfectly serviceable, has received attention over recent years, but could be improved further.

Transmission

Gears: Drive-shaft:
Clutch:

Remarks

The car drives and changes gears without fault.

Running Gear

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

Remarks

Front bearings replaced in 2014, brake pads several years earlier, light use since. Rear brake discs repaired to satisfy MoT in 2017.

Electrics

Minor: Major:

Remarks

Everything electrical on the car works as it should, those which did not having been replaced (eg passenger window mechanism).

Vehicle History

Remarks

All invoices and MoT paperwork relate solely to the car's recent history showing attention since the last change of ownership in 2010. The inference is that the car was off the road prior to recommissioning and regular, sparing use since 2013.

With a correct RHD chassis, this car has had a full repaint in December 2017. Now in a lovely, non-metallic crimson shade, slightly richer than Jensen's own Cerise, it comes with the unusual and stunning addition of powder coated silver wire wheels which give the appearance but not the hassle of full chrome. Additionally, the front and rear one-piece bumpers are new items so are in pristine condition, setting off the car extremely nicely. Inside, the most popular option at the time of all-black leather, dash and carpets is used and could be improved over time, but doesn't detract all in all from the seventies ambience. The leather is cracked in places but isn't overly worn and the headlining is fine.

The 6.3 litre Chrysler (not Chevy) V8 engine has covered a recorded 83k miles in 48 years and its smoothness and performance are outstanding. Under the bonnet, it is clean and tidy with evidently new parts. Many mechanical parts have been renewed in recent times. The body (understandably) and underside are very good. As mentioned, the wire wheels look superb; the original wheels are available by separate negotiation if wanted. There are some recent receipts from 2010 showing welcome attention but none before then. It has recent MoT's, the last one expiring just in February, with a new one anticipated by the time of the auction (it will, of course, be exempt from this requirement in May this year).

 

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