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Overview

Founded by two brothers, Jensen began at first as a specialist coachbuilder clothing chassis for Standard and other marques. In 1935 the company moved into car manufacturing using engines from US manufacturers Ford and Nash. Following WW2 Jensen launched a new model powered by a Meadows engine at first and later Nash and Austin units.

Jensen launched its first "Interceptor" model in 1949 and continued to produce variations of it until its demise in 1976. The only other model to be produced was the less than successful Jensen-Healey sports model. These MGB-sized cars were powered by Lotus developed engine and suffered a poor reputation. Today the company is being revived to build a new sports model from an all-new factory.

Models produced by Jensen

541

541

1953-1959

541R

541R

1957-1960

541S

541S

1960-1963

CV8 Mk 1

CV8 Mk 1

1962-1963

CV8 Mk II

CV8 Mk II

1963-1965

CV8 Mk III

CV8 Mk III

1965-1966

FF

FF

1966-1971

GT

GT

1975-1976

H 4.25-Litre

H 4.25-Litre

1938-1939

Interceptor

Interceptor

1949-1957

Interceptor

Interceptor

1966-1976

Interceptor

Interceptor

1988-1993

Interceptor SP

Interceptor SP

1971-1973

PW

PW

1946-1952

SV8

SV8

2001-2002

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