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SP - Yellow - Retaining factory feelings

PostPosted: Sun Dec 01, 2019 1:21 pm
by nrb993
Incredible SP come up on eBay

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1973-JENSEN- ... 1#viTabs_0

But, it is marked up so much it is not acceptable from the price I bidded and lost back in the summer

It is a really nice SP, I know I sat in it and studied it but I lost the closed bid on it.

If you want the best SP to restore, this is definitely it. The tools in the boot were all there too

All the Best
Neil

Re: SP - Yellow - Retaining factory feelings

PostPosted: Sun Dec 01, 2019 7:11 pm
by CF-105
Looks like a very pretty hole to pour a lot of money into. :)

Re: SP - Yellow - Retaining factory feelings

PostPosted: Tue Dec 03, 2019 7:20 pm
by Pymmie
Must be the car that was a barn find last year:

More details / photos :

viewtopic.php?f=11&t=29168&hilit=Sp+barn+find&start=30

John P

Re: SP - Yellow - Retaining factory feelings

PostPosted: Sun Dec 08, 2019 7:22 pm
by rudidl
I also bid on this car last summer. I’ve seen it first hand. A lot of work, but if you do a lot yourselves the car can be saved.
It’s a pitty the current price is triple of what I think the car is worth (and bid). I remember the owner really needed the money. Somebody is trying to make a lot of money here.

If you bid on this you should know the bottom half is completely rotten. The engine has not run properly in 30 years. The car was parked due to brake problems if I remember correctly. The rear side is particularly rotten because it sat in a garage with a semi-open garage door. The glass and inside though looked really good.

Re: SP - Yellow - Retaining factory feelings

PostPosted: Sun Dec 08, 2019 9:51 pm
by cannonball
rudidl wrote:I also bid on this car last summer. I’ve seen it first hand. A lot of work, but if you do a lot yourselves the car can be saved.
It’s a pitty the current price is triple of what I think the car is worth (and bid). I remember the owner really needed the money. Somebody is trying to make a lot of money here.

If you bid on this you should know the bottom half is completely rotten. The engine has not run properly in 30 years. The car was parked due to brake problems if I remember correctly. The rear side is particularly rotten because it sat in a garage with a semi-open garage door. The glass and inside though looked really good.


That's such a shame you missed the bid to buy this SP, should have stepped up more, to many wanting these fine cars for f all money, it says completely in the add that the Jensen requires a full body restoration nothing hidden what so ever, and its price is triple what you think its worth that's you,,,your opinion not mine, this SP is the perfect car to restore retaining everything it was born with, oh did I mention in the add its been laid up for over 30 yrs ah yes I did and that it was laid up due to brake problems ah yes I did, did I mention I had it running briefly from a can,, ah yes I did,, pretty much covered all that you are moaning about, and if you remember the SP was up for bid not because the then owner was short on money but because it was time for him to move on, I bid won, you bid lost, :wink: :wink: :wink: and they are all a lot of work,, go find me a SP like this i will give you 25k for it right now i know you will not find one

Re: SP - Yellow - Retaining factory feelings

PostPosted: Sun Dec 08, 2019 10:25 pm
by nrb993
Sorry Duncan, we are just Jensen enthusiasts.

Re: SP - Yellow - Retaining factory feelings

PostPosted: Mon Dec 09, 2019 12:49 pm
by cannonball
nrb993 wrote:Sorry Duncan, we are just Jensen enthusiasts.



Yes and that's why my beautifull FF bombed at auction because people have no faith in the values of our prized Jensens, I might sell them but I have been a owner and enthusiast since 1978 that's a long time,,

Re: SP - Yellow - Retaining factory feelings

PostPosted: Mon Dec 09, 2019 7:49 pm
by rudidl
Well I hope you get a good bid on this car. Eventually the value of a car is what the buyer wants to pay for it.

Two years ago I lost another bit on an SP, US$43000. This car wasn’t perfect but it had no rust, and a perfectly restored engine. A complete history was available. The buyer repainted it, did some small repairs and tried selling it for US$70000 or so. It sold 1 year later for US$43000. Whatever you think this yellow SP is worth, that US car was a far better deal. I am still angry at myself I didn’t buy it. There will be other SP’s, I am sure.

Re: SP - Yellow - Retaining factory feelings

PostPosted: Mon Dec 09, 2019 8:12 pm
by cannonball
rudidl wrote:Well I hope you get a good bid on this car. Eventually the value of a car is what the buyer wants to pay for it.

Two years ago I lost another bit on an SP, US$43000. This car wasn’t perfect but it had no rust, and a perfectly restored engine. A complete history was available. The buyer repainted it, did some small repairs and tried selling it for US$70000 or so. It sold 1 year later for US$43000. Whatever you think this yellow SP is worth, that US car was a far better deal. I am still angry at myself I didn’t buy it. There will be other SP’s, I am sure.



Yes you should have bought it not teased yourself like most folk do, there are teasers n doers in this job,you regret the things you don't do,That sp far better deal I think not is lhd that hurts it, and was also butchered in many ways, so horses for courses , this yellow SP unmolested rusty yes will restore magnifico, :wink:

Re: SP - Yellow - Retaining factory feelings

PostPosted: Fri Dec 13, 2019 11:26 pm
by Phil Hayes
Thats the way to get them ....UN MOLESTED! hope the lucky buyer maintains that originality.
That has got to be the last one on earth!

Re: SP - Yellow - Retaining factory feelings

PostPosted: Sun Jan 05, 2020 4:17 pm
by archie
Hi chassis SP no 2 forsale if anybody is intrested