1974 Jensen Interceptor MKIII LHD with 28,294 miles.
Finished in a beautiful coat of Oatmeal over a fabulous Mocha interior, this example has been subject to a detailed restoration in excess of £50,000.
Confirmed by the factory papers supplied, this Interceptor was signed off from the Jensen production line on the 17th of October 1973. Built as a LHD for the USA market, it was duly dispatched to sunny California where it spent the next 47 years until it was repatriated to the UK in 2020.
As an original matching numbers car, it left the factory with the same 7.2 litre V8 engine it is currently fitted with and was remarkably finished in the same exterior body colour and interior that it is now. The build specification is confirmed by copy of the original production card, which is supplied along with a ‘Statement of Origin’ document from the records of Jensen Motors.
Overseen by a talented engineer, this restoration is one of the most thorough we have come across and is fully documented by a photographic record and an accompanying letter breaking down the project. Every invoice and bill are present and points towards a restoration carried out with a fixation on quality rather than cost. Speaking of costs this Interceptor has had no less than £52,980 spent. Including the price of the car, it would have stood the previous owner in at a grand total of £75,980 and this doesn’t account for labour – a significant increase over our asking price.
During the restoration the vehicle was treated to; a full bare metal respray, new leather seats, full stainless steel exhausts, new brake calipers, master cylinder, new white wall tyres, refurbished wheels, sound proof underlay, Wilton carpets, all new window rubbers, new heater, air con matrix, uprated water pump, fans, new battery, isolator switch, chrome refurbishments and finally a full interior retrim.
Rumbling to life, this Jensen sounds wonderful through its stainless-steel exhaust system and starts on the button either hot or cold, thanks to having a modern ignition system fitted. On the road she feels planted and pulls smoothly through the gears with a great turn of speed, delivering confidence to the driver in abundance.
What could be better? Roll down the windows so you can hear that glorious V8, pull the selector back into drive and aim that long fluted bonnet toward the open road in what must be one of the most iconic and beautiful British cars ever produced. And, better still being a left-hooker it is the ideal car to take on that European road trip you’ve been dreaming of.
RCH 426M offers a truly unique opportunity to purchase a very special Interceptor at a fraction of the cost to restore one to this standard today.
Before being supplied to her new owner the Interceptor will be fully inspected, serviced and if required a new MOT will be supplied.
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