1973 Jensen Interceptor III


1973 Jensen Interceptor III

This car is one of the very last Jensen Interceptors built. The firm built only 512 Interceptor Mark III convertibles between 1974 and 1976, 80 percent of which were left-hand drive, destined principally for the North American market. Chassis number 2311/1984 was originally intended to be built as a coupé, but as it was designated for the Californian market, it was in fact built in March 1976 as a convertible finished in black with a black interior. It was invoiced on 20th July 1976 to Jensen Motors Inc. in San Francisco, who subsequently sold it to its first owner, S. Weathers Lowin of Los Angeles. The car eventually found its way back to Europe in the 1990s via Holland and then spent a number of years in the ownership of an Englishman in Majorca.
In Detail

price $ $15 500
engine V8
valvetrain OHV
displacement 7212 cc / 440.1 in³
bore 109.7 mm / 4.32 in
stroke 95.3 mm / 3.75 in
compression 8.2:1
power 164.1 kw / 220.1 bhp @ 3600 rpm
specific output 30.52 bhp per litre
bhp/weight bhp per tonne
torque 474.5 nm / 350.0 ft lbs @ 2400 rpm
body / frame Steel Body
driven wheels Front Engine / RWD
front tires 205/70VR-15
rear tires 205/70VR-15
front brakes Vented Discs w/Vacuum Assist
f brake size x 274 mm / x 10.8 in
r brake size x 274 mm / x 10.8 in
front wheels F 38.1 x 17.8 cm / 15.0 x 7.0 in
rear wheels R 38.1 x 17.8 cm / 15.0 x 7.0 in
steering Rack & Pinion
curb weight 1823 kg / 4019 lbs
wheelbase 2667 mm / 105.0 in
front track 1425 mm / 56.1 in
rear track 1445 mm / 56.9 in
length 4724 mm / 186.0 in
width 1753 mm / 69.0 in
height 1346 mm / 53.0 in
transmission 3-Speed Auto
gear ratios 2.45:1, 1.45:1, 1.000:1, :1
final drive 2.88:1
top speed ~214.0 kph / 133.0 mph
0 – 60 mph ~10.4 seconds
0 – 100 mph ~31.8 seconds
0 – 1/4 mile ~17.3 seconds