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Jensen CV8 Mk III


Produced: 1965-1966, 181 produced.
Types: Coupe,2 doors,4 seats
Jensen Mk III CV8 Saloon (1966)

The Jensen CV8, famous for its controversial slant-eyed styling, was one of the fastest-accelerating four-seater cars of the 1960s.  Using Chrysler's 5916cc 305bhp V8 (with Torqufilte three-speed automatic transmission), it easily undercut all the big gun opposition on price, and could reach 120mph (192km/h) from rest in less than half a minute.  Although following established Jensen concepts - steel pressings and a box section to carry the suspension - the CV8's chassis was new and , like many high-class British manufacturers, Jensen went about plundering the parts bins of lowly mass-market firms for brakes and suspension.

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The model was progressively improved over four years of production.  The last and best-looking of the line was the MkIII of 1965, with its lower scuttle, equalsize lights and lack of chrome around the headlight apertures.
Source: Motorbase


6276ccV8 OHVChrysler V8 OHV


Top Speed0-60SQMMPGEngine PwrComment
131 mph8.4 s0 s13 mpg0 bhp 0




WheelbaseFront TrackRear TrackLengthWidthWeight (CWT)Turning Circle
8' 9"4' 9"4' 9"15' 3"5' 8" 0 (30)0' 0"

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