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Lot 154: Jensen CV8 MKII

Classic Car Sale, Charterhouse (22 April 2012)

5.9 litre Chrysler V8 engine, driving through a Chrysler torque flite automatic gearbox. CV8s would continue to be produced until 1966, going through two stages of development known as the MKII & III. A total of 499 right hand drive and ten left hand drive cars would be made before the MKI Interceptor became available in 1966. This MKII example has a fascinating and continuous history. It was despatched from the factory in West Bromwich in November 1964 to the supplying dealer, Charles Follett of Sloane Square, London, where its new owner Mr Leslie Gooday took delivery. Mr Gooday was a renowned architect who had designed pieces for the 1951 Festival of Britain Exhibition, the British Golf Museum, Expo 1970 and various municipal buildings in the City of London. He would be awarded the OBE in 1970 for services to architecture. Mr Gooday obviously enjoyed the car as there are several paddock passes including Le Mans 1967 and Silverstone for May and July 1969. His CV8 originally carried the personalised registration number LG 148 and was finished in Princess grey with a black leather interior, with what the factory described as 'trim modifications.' The car was involved in a shunt in Belgravia in 1967 with a diplomatic Daimler Majestic Major. The resultant damaged CV8 was returned to Charles Follett for repairs, whereupon Mr Gooday took the opportunity to upgrade the car to MKIII specification, change the colour to Regal red and re-trim the interior in tan leather. The car left London at some point in the late 1960s or early 1970s and was exported to America, ending up in New York, it would subsequently be exported from America to Australia in the 1980s, residing in the Melbourne area, from where it would be eventually returned to England in 1991. On its repatriation to England, it was subjected to a full ground up restoration by a Mr Anthony Shirtcliffe, a garage proprietor from Sheffield, at this time it was issued with the new registration number BHE 851B. The current registration number, KEA 295, was issued in 2009 to a previous owner and was originally on a 1962 Jensen. The history file contains a continuous history of the car, maintenance receipts from Jensen specialists including Cropredybridge, Appleyards and others, an original sales brochure, photocopies of previous log books, newspaper articles, paddock passes, photographs and a workshop manual. The current Jensen Owners Club member owner and all previous owners since the restoration have lavished much care and attention on the car. This includes the recent refurbishment of the brakes including four new calipers and pads, brake pipes including flexible hoses, suspension bushes front and rear, new adjustable rear shock absorbers, a complete stainless steel exhaust system, new petrol tank, a complete overhaul of the gearbox, four new tyres, electronic ignition and a new windscreen. The vendor informs us that the car is driving beautifully and he feels that it would be very difficult to find a better example. He is now reluctantly selling the car due to a lack of use and other projects. V5C, MOT to December 2012, tax exempt See front cover and other illustrations

Lot Details
Auction Classic Car Sale
Charterhouse, Royal Bath and West Showground
TypeCar
Lot Number154
Outcome SOLD
Hammer Price£25000
Hammer Price (inc premium)-
Year1964
Condition rating0
Registration numberKEA 295
Mileage-
Chassis number104/2245
Engine number248/4V
Engine capacity (cc)
Engine - cylinders
Number of doors