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by Van833
Tue Sep 01, 2020 6:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My Interceptor caught fire!
Replies: 2
Views: 836

My Interceptor caught fire!

I decided to replace the rear view mirror courtesy light bulb. Put in a new LED light, reconnected the battery and smoke started pouring out if the mirror. I isolated the battery and no harm was done. I had not realised that the LED festoon bulb was a bit fatter and had shorted out. Silly me! Van No...
by Van833
Mon Aug 31, 2020 12:21 pm
Forum: Cars For Sale
Topic: Mk1 for sale
Replies: 3
Views: 881

Re: Mk1 for sale

It would be interesting to know more about the car. Seems good value for a driver car if the owner isn't bothered by originality, but who does want the structure to be sound
by Van833
Mon Aug 31, 2020 11:04 am
Forum: Cars For Sale
Topic: Mk1 for sale
Replies: 3
Views: 881

Mk1 for sale

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Jensen-Inter ... Swro1fN-5p" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
by Van833
Tue Aug 11, 2020 6:13 pm
Forum: Lincs & Notts
Topic: Welcome from the new area rep.
Replies: 2
Views: 1316

Re: Welcome from the new area rep.

I guess not.
by Van833
Sat Jul 25, 2020 3:42 pm
Forum: Lincs & Notts
Topic: Welcome from the new area rep.
Replies: 2
Views: 1316

Re: Welcome from the new area rep.

Hi, Anything planned for post lockdown?
by Van833
Thu Feb 06, 2020 5:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pale Classics
Replies: 4
Views: 1666

Pale Classics

What happened? I can't find any mention on the forum, but have just heard they have closed.

Van

(hopefully to be an Interceptor owner again)
by Van833
Wed May 22, 2019 6:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1974 Road Test of MK3 Interceptor.
Replies: 9
Views: 2267

Re: 1974 Road Test of MK3 Interceptor.

Good article. I am amazed he criticised the dip switch as he used his left foot for braking!
by Van833
Thu Aug 09, 2018 9:29 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Goodbye to Interceptor ownership
Replies: 17
Views: 2489

Re: Goodbye to Interceptor ownership

It is a good looking car, has always attracted lots of admiration and conversation and was lovely to be in and nice to drive. I did not expect a "boy racer" car. However, it would have taken a lot of money to get the 440 to be where I would have liked it to be performance wise. Ultimately,...
by Van833
Thu Aug 09, 2018 6:45 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Goodbye to Interceptor ownership
Replies: 17
Views: 2489

Re: Goodbye to Interceptor ownership

The Jaguar being half the capacity. Not sure what point you are attempting to make? My Astra GTC is as fast as an Interceptor and gets 50 mpg. But it's not an Interceptor. The point is that I was disappointed in the relative lack of performance compared to the other "GT" type cars I have....
by Van833
Wed Aug 08, 2018 8:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Goodbye to Interceptor ownership
Replies: 17
Views: 2489

Re: Goodbye to Interceptor ownership

I think you made a good decision if you feel like that about it: are using it less, and it is $$$ sitting there. If you wanted it to perform like an SP you would have needed still more $$$ in it. I enjoyed my first Jensen most, it went really well and I had little tied up in it which really added t...
by Van833
Wed Aug 08, 2018 7:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Goodbye to Interceptor ownership
Replies: 17
Views: 2489

Re: Goodbye to Interceptor ownership

The last straw was it stalling in traffic jams during the intense summer heat. The car itself was not overheating though. I have several classic cars and was finding myself using it far less than the others, whilst at the same time having the most money tied up in it. I want a car I can use whenever...
by Van833
Wed Aug 08, 2018 4:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Goodbye to Interceptor ownership
Replies: 17
Views: 2489

Goodbye to Interceptor ownership

It looks like my 3 years of Interceptor ownership is over. A local classic dealer has agreed to buy it. I am sad that I have no regrets, even though I am selling it for a little less than I paid for it. I decided I could not live with its temperamental character.
Van
Interceptor 111
by Van833
Sun Aug 05, 2018 8:31 pm
Forum: Cars For Sale
Topic: Great Escapes - Int 3 @ H & H Auctions
Replies: 5
Views: 1393

Re: Great Escapes - Int 3 @ H & H Auctions

Neil183 wrote:No, it was withdrawn from sale on Saturday morning before the auction could get into full swing that evening.
I had been to see it on Friday and other viewers were due, so looks like one of those made a good offer.
thanks for the update
by Van833
Sun Aug 05, 2018 7:52 pm
Forum: Cars For Sale
Topic: Great Escapes - Int 3 @ H & H Auctions
Replies: 5
Views: 1393

Re: Great Escapes - Int 3 @ H & H Auctions

Ebay says it sold at £20,100. So much for increasing values...
by Van833
Mon Jul 16, 2018 12:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Has anybody managed to register a French Telepease in the UK
Replies: 4
Views: 789

Re: Has anybody managed to register a French Telepease in th

What Helen said:

https://www.saneftolling.co.uk/?gclid=C ... z8QAvD_BwE" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

I have used one for years. They are brilliant!

Van

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