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Overview

Produced: 1953-1959, 226 produced.
Types: Coupe,2 doors,4 seats
Jensen 541 (Rear shot, slightly out of focus)

Work on the original 541 began in early 1953 and the car appeared at that year's Earls Court show. The show prototype was aluminium but production 541s were built in glassfibre which was light and ideal for the car's rounded form and subtle detail.  It covered a new chassis consisting of 5-in (12.7cm) tubes, braced by a blend of steel pressings and cross-members to make a platform.  Suspension was modified Austin A70 with a live axle spring on half-elliptic at the back.  The the steering a cam-and-roller system was used.  There were big drum brakes all round.  Practical Classics July 2009 - Featuring Buyers Guide Jensen 541 1954-1963.  Click Here to view in our shop.

Source: Motorbase

Engines

CapacityConfigModelBore/StrokeCR
3993ccS6 OHVAustin Sheerline S6 OHV87mm x 111mm

Performance

Top Speed0-60SQMMPGEngine PwrComment
112 mph12.1 s0 s16 mpg0 bhp 0

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