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1952 Jensen Interceptor Cabriolet on ebay

PostPosted: Sun Nov 17, 2019 5:34 pm
by Fishyboy
Hi all
1952 Jensen Interceptor Cabriolet for sale on ebay. Nice for the summer!
Phil

Re: 1952 Jensen Interceptor Cabriolet on ebay

PostPosted: Sun Nov 17, 2019 5:56 pm
by AH1951
It looks lovely.
Every time you go on a trip in it you arrive before you expected because it's an 'early' Interceptor.
:) :) :)

Re: 1952 Jensen Interceptor Cabriolet on ebay

PostPosted: Sun Nov 17, 2019 6:10 pm
by Chris_R
Considering they only made 88 of these Interceptors it's amazing how many are still around.

Re: 1952 Jensen Interceptor Cabriolet on ebay

PostPosted: Sun Nov 17, 2019 10:40 pm
by Jens
Is that Derek‘s restoration?

Re: 1952 Jensen Interceptor Cabriolet on ebay

PostPosted: Mon Nov 18, 2019 7:53 am
by Joerg
No, it’s another car.

Re: 1952 Jensen Interceptor Cabriolet on ebay

PostPosted: Mon Nov 18, 2019 8:45 am
by mikebyrne
I believe that was the Benjamin Britten one. At one time I lived not far from him, but never saw the car on the road at any time, so possibly low millage, although he may well have done a lot of trips to London, being a famous conductor/opera writer etc.
Wonder how good the chassis is ? Hopefully restored, or there is a ton of work waiting for a future buyer. Looks nice though.
Mike.

Re: 1952 Jensen Interceptor Cabriolet on ebay

PostPosted: Mon Nov 18, 2019 9:12 am
by John Staddon
No, it it No 18, discussed back in June with a link to an ad from Day's Autos, the Benjamin Britten car is No 84 (and painted black).

https://www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C1091974

I don't know if that is where it is now as when i search Ebay the car doesn't appear.

John

Re: 1952 Jensen Interceptor Cabriolet on ebay

PostPosted: Mon Nov 18, 2019 4:03 pm
by mikebyrne
Hi John, I had forgotten that there were at least three early Interceptors for sale at the same time in the UK, thanks for pointing that out : My mistake.
Can't figure out why they are not snapped up, as they are nice touring cars, or have they now been sold .? If anyone is ever thinking of buying one of these, remember that the early ones in the production did not have overdrive and Riekie once told me that in those cars it would be a real problem to add one, due to chassis cross-member/s being in the way, I believe he said. However they do have an extra high ratio rear axle, so that helps the lack of the o/d.
Mike.

Re: 1952 Jensen Interceptor Cabriolet on ebay

PostPosted: Mon Nov 18, 2019 7:56 pm
by MikeWilliams
Why are so many available? I suspect the prices have been so depressed for many years (decades), but now, at last, they are being appreciated so people are digging them out and carrying out work.

Mike

Re: 1952 Jensen Interceptor Cabriolet on ebay

PostPosted: Tue Nov 19, 2019 10:31 am
by Paul jen
The Sir Benjamin Britten car is now with Rejen
For an extensive detailed restoration.

Re: 1952 Jensen Interceptor Cabriolet on ebay

PostPosted: Tue Nov 19, 2019 10:48 am
by John Staddon
Wow! And that was a car advertised for £70,000.

John