Chassis No: 117/2582

Engine No. E542/17B

Built : 6 Mar 1967

Original Registration: Monaco

Original Colour:   info in Chassis data book states “Motorised Chassis supplied to SINCAR Ltd. Chassis File missing.”



Original Equipment:

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Current Engine No: E**********

Current Registration: *********

Current Mileage: ***********

Mileage Record:

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Current Owner since:

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Previous Owners:

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Club Area:

Past work.

2005 - 2006.

2006 - 2007.

2007 - 2008.

2008 - 2009.

2009 - 2010.

Future Projects:

Known on the Forum as Szymon R

CURRENT HISTORY Page  - for 117/2582

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Current Owners Comments (as at Mar 2017)

Hello Steve,

I hope you are doing fine.

Just to let you know so you can update your records. My 117/2582, a 2nd motorized chassis coachbuilt by Vignale is now for sale. I admit that with great regret, but at this moment of life restoring this car to its former glory would be way too ambitious task money and timewise, so I decided to sell it to a friend of mine, a very honest and highly reputable Austrian car dealer. The car is now on the market again.

I will gladly provide all the info I have to potential buyers or a new owner.

Kind regards,


Now for sale

Technische Daten: V8 Motor Chrysler 383 mit 6.2 L Hubraum und einer Leistung von 330 PS gekoppelt mit einem 3-Gang Automatikgetriebe, 4 Scheibenbremsen mit Servo und Servolenkung. Das Fahrzeug ist mit einer Klimaanlage, elektrischen Fensterhebern, einer Innenausstattung in schwarzem Leder und einem Nardi Lenkrad ausgestattet. Es handelt sich bei diesem Wagen um eines von nur 72 bei Vignale Italienen produzierten Modellen und ist nebenbei der älteste erhaltene Wagen. Ein wahres Sammlerstück für einen Jensen Spezialisten. Der Wagen wurde original in silber ausgeliefert und benötigt einen Restauration.

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Technical specifications: V8 engine Chrysler 383 with 6.2 l displacement and a power of 330 hp coupled with a 3-speed automatic transmission, 4 disc brakes with servo and servo steering. The vehicle is equipped with an air conditioning, electric windows, interior in black leather and a Nardi steering wheel. It is one of only 72 models produced by Vignale Italy, and is also the oldest car in the world. A true collector's item for a Jensen specialist. The car was originally delivered in silver and needs a restoration.

Additional Note

This car was actually 5th ever made Jensen Interceptor LHD. There were:

- 117/2500 (Turin Motor Show car)

- 117/2501 (Geneva Motor Show car)

- 117/2502 (factory test-drive car)

- 117/2569 (the first motorized chassis sent to Vignale for coach-build)

- 117/2582 (the second motorized chassis sent to Vignale for coach-build)

In the period of October 1966-August 1967 there were 32 motorized chassis sent from the UK to Italy for coach-build. Then these 32 completed LHD cars were distributed in continental Europe (France, Monaco, Italy, Germany) by a company called Sincar owned by Mr Carlo Dusio. Your car was delivered from Vignale to Sincar on 6 March 1967 and then sold new in Monaco.

This car is now the oldest existing Interceptor LHD as 2569 was scrapped after an accident in France and 2500-2502 were scrapped a long time ago. 

The next oldest existing Sincar Interceptor is 117/2592. It was originally delivered to Belgium in May 1967 and in 1968 was exported to South Africa, where it probably remains until now. it is and it does see the LIST 

So-called Sincar Interceptors are the rarest variant of the Interceptor. 

So this is the oldest of the rarest.


Current Owners Comments (as at July 2016)


First, here's some update on 117/2582 and also 117/3129.

You might not be aware of the fact I am the current owner of 117/2582. The car is in very bad shape and many parts, including trim, are missing. I have ambition to restore her to original factory specs, but this would require sourcing for or recreating of some parts.

Regarding the 117/3129, as far as I know it was scrapped in 1970 after an accident in Monaco. This was confirmed by Ric Calver when I was trying to trace the history of my 2582. The thing is, in 1970 my 2582 was updated with some parts from 3129.

I've been wondering if you could anyhow help me in tracing her history and defining how she originally looked like? Some weeks ago I tried at Robey's asking for a factory file or anything else on the car but they offered nothing. I got some info from Ric and Ulric, but still missing a lot. Maybe you have any factory literature, Sincar brochures, photos or specs I could possibly use to get her back to original?

Do you know anyone who owns a Vignale car? Can you put me in contact with somebody?

I'll keep you posted on the progress with the restoration.

Best regards,


Szymon R

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

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