Chassis No: 117/2606
Engine No. E582/17B
Built : 8 May 1967
Original Registration:? export to France
Original Colour:    Blue
                        Interior -    Tan 

Original Equipment:
none listed


Current Colour: ***********
Current Engine No: E**********
Current Registration: *********
Current Mileage: ***********

Mileage Record:
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*****    -   *****    ************
*****    -   *****    ************


Current Owner since:
**********    -   to date.

Previous Owners:
The car having been bought new in 1970 by M. Balthazar who lived in Grenoble (38) in France. He is an industrial who own a company of limestone quarry. The first Registration is 0351TE38 from the 05 05 1970 (almost three years after the car production date)

Then M. Jean Paul Morard bought it in 19/11/1973. He lived near Lyon and is working in textile import export. The registration became 9464 FD 69 which is the last known. He used the vehicle for his job and drive many times from Lyon to Paris. 

During the year 1991 (to be confirmed), Laurent Vène living near Paris bought it (the mileage is then 75501 km) and started to restore the vehicle. Since this year, it has never been on the road again which explain why there is no new registration. He completely dismantled the vehicle and make the body restored by a professional. This work is stopped after the complete body painting (in a blue which is not the original one) due to a lack of time. Then he decided to sell the vehicle in that shape to M. Dichamp who is a well known Jensen enthusiast since he is the owner of the only Jensen Nova of the world. Mr Dichamp own the vehicle since 2015 (to be confirmed). He did nothing on it but stored it in a dry place. 

We bought the vehicle to M. Dichamp in 30 09 2017 and Fred Mary (another well known Jensen enthusiast in France) picked up the two vehicles in his garage situated in Burgundy. He started the restoration of the 2606 by removal the blue painting of the body to see the quality of the bodywork done. Today, we can say that the body is in a very good shape as only very few steel had been changed during the first restoration. 


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Current Owners Comments (as at Oct 2018)


Some pictures of 117/2606 which is now painted. As Richard Calver said that for Sincar Jensen (made by Vignale) the paint and leather are Italian and there is no formula recorded for either of those, we took the 117/2603 as a reference. For the leather we will send the interior to Rejen as they found a leather wich is very closed to the italian one.




Owners Comments (as at Jan 2018)


Here are the information I have concerning the 117/2606 I have bought completely dismantled and started to restore.


According to Richard Calver the 2606 had been produced the 8 05 1967 by Vignale for Sincar distributor. Here are the information he gave me concerning our two Vignale Jensen : 


"Both were built by Vignale for sale in Europe through Sincar. The Jensen factory in England had nothing to do with these cars other than supplying the chassis and drive trains in the form of what is called a "motorized chassis". They are otherwise entirely an Italian creation with bodies built by Vignale, with trim and completion all done in his shops at Turin.


Vignale stamped the chassis plates with the car's engine number rather than the chassis number. Maybe this was because the plate was located in the engine compartment, or maybe it was the Italian custom. He stamped many of the parts of the car with either the chassis number or his own assembly number, which are not the same.


You may find these numbers (or parts of them) on chrome trim pieces, the tabs on the bonnet which hold the support struts, the inside of the hatch beside the striker, on the door frames, or crayoned on the backs of trim pieces inside the car. A chassis number plate is usually welded to the front of the front cross member, visible as you look from under the front of the car. If you find Vignale assembly numbers, do let me know what they are as these are not recorded anywhere.


Both cars were sold new in France, being supplied by Sincar to Société France Motors, Paris. They were identical builds with Blue paint and Tan trim. The paint and leather are Italian and there is no formula recorded for either of those. I don't know when Sincar supplied them to the dealer in Paris but the motorized chassis were sent from West Bromwich to Vignale on 1 May 1967 (2603) and 8 May 1967 (2606). I assume they went to the dealer late in 1967.


2603 was given engine number 575/17B and 2606 was given engine number 582/17B.


2603 was plated as BZ 344 PN, last I heard. My earliest trace to its registration dates from 1974 and is 7644 WB 75. I have no details on 2606.


For a review of 2603, see Auto Passion No. 54, 9 October 1991"


Concerning the history of the vehicle, here are the information I have today :


The car having been bought new in 1970 by M. Balthazar who lived in Grenoble (38) in France. He is an industrial who own a company of limestone quarry. The first immatriculation is 0351TE38 from the 05 05 1970 (almost three years after the car production date)


Then M. Jean Paul Morard bought it in 19/11/1973. He lived near Lyon and is working in textile import export. The immatriculation became 9464 FD 69 which is the last known. He used the vehicle for his job and drive many times from Lyon to Paris. 


During the year 1991 (to be confirmed), Laurent Vène living near Paris bought it (the mileage is then 75501 km) and started to restore the vehicle. Since this year, it has never been on the road again which explain why there is no new immatriculation. He completely dismantled the vehicle and make the body restored by a professional. This work is stopped after the complete body painting (in a blue which is not the original one) due to a lack of time. Then he decided to sell the vehicle in that shape to M. Dichamp who is a well known Jensen enthusiast since he is the owner of the only Jensen Nova of the world. Mr Dichamp own the vehicle since 2015 (to be confirmed). He did nothing on it but stored it in a dry place. 


We bought the vehicle to M. Dichamp in 30 09 2017 and Fred Mary (another well known Jensen enthusiast in France) picked up the two vehicles in his garage situated in Burgundy. He started the restoration of the 2606 by removal the blue painting of the body to see the quality of the bodywork done. Today, we can say that the body is in a very good shape as only very few steel had been changed during the first restoration. 


You also will find an extract from another mail exchange with Richard Calver 


Laurent Michelin

"According to the engine bay plate of the 117/2606, we should have the 582/17 B engine but In fact we saw that the engine number is 546 /17B. So refering  to your book, it might be the engine of 117/2596. Is it possible ? We haven't got many information on the 117/2596..."


RIchard Calver :

"Thanks for that information. The engine numbers recorded in the book are the numbers given in the Jensen factory records. 

The engine bay plate is the correct reference and it matches with the paperwork in England so that was the original engine number for 2606 (582/17B).

546/17B comes out of chassis 2596.

It is entirely possible that Vignale changed engines during the build process for some reason.

You mention that 2606 was not registered until May 1970. This is three years after the chassis was sent from England to Vignale. The car would have been finished before the end of 1967. There must be a reason why it was not registered until May 1970. Either it was kept by the Paris agent as a demonstration model and then sold when the Mk II models were released, or it was in limbo somewhere. Possibly it had an engine problem and was sent back to Sincar who returned it to Vignale, and possibly 2596 was also returned for some reason and the engines were changed. It is impossible to know this from the Jensen factory records which do not even say where 2596 was sold"


Here are some photos. Unfortunately I haven't got any photo of the car before it's restoration but I should have in the futur from the previous owner (laurent Vène)


The car when it had been bought by M. Dichamp in 2015


Concerning your question :"If you find Vignale assembly numbers, do let me know what they are as these are not recorded anywhere" 


here are the answers : 


117/2603 : Vignale assembly number is 21

117/2606 : Vignale assembly number is 17


You will also find some photos which can confirm that.


Current Owners Comments (as at Sept 2017)


Hi,


Since our last emails, i have bought two mk I jensen and I am very happy. There is much Work on it before I can drive but we found two LHD !


The numbers are : 

117/2606 for which i know nothing about its history 

117/2603 : better known and complete 


            Blue (for sale)                         Green (on the road).                     Yellow (under restoration)                         Black (scrap )