Jensen P66 Prototype

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Jensen P66 Prototype

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Spotted this for sale advert.

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Re: Jensen P66 Prototype

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In the write up they refer the P66 'Interceptor'' and the P66 ' Interceptor' Convertable then refer to the P66 Coupe.
Could someone please clarify the reason for this.
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What is there to explain?
The P66 was the proposed successor to the CV8, to be named the Interceptor. Two prototypes were made, a coupe and a convertible. The coupe survived and is for sale.
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Regrettably it would seem if sold at this price the seller would take a major haircut. Why is this so? Kenny38 8)
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I remember at the NEC 2015 show the then owner Derek had the scuttle panel for the broken up convertible (and the doors at home) so for a laugh we advertised it for sale.

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Dion wrote: Mon Mar 01, 2021 3:36 pm What is there to explain?
The P66 was the proposed successor to the CV8, to be named the Interceptor.
There's the explanation there,, not everybody knows this.
So an explanation to those that didn't know are now made wiser.
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I wished I had the funds and an empty warmed garage :roll:
Anyway, do any of you gentlemen by any chance know the modern paint gode for the nice color?
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Dion wrote: Mon Mar 01, 2021 3:36 pm What is there to explain?
The P66 was the proposed successor to the CV8, to be named the Interceptor. Two prototypes were made, a coupe and a convertible. The coupe survived and is for sale.
Dion, I need to correct you. The P66 was not intended to replace the CV8, this is a general misconception. It was meant to fill the gap after the AH and Tiger production ended and aimed at the US market in particular.
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kenny38 wrote: Tue Mar 02, 2021 12:56 pm Regrettably it would seem if sold at this price the seller would take a major haircut. Why is this so? Kenny38 8)
The actual price Derek sold the P66 for is unknown... The 200K mentioned is just an estimate of the value. The Dutch buyer could have purchased it for 150K, who knows?
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Han Kamp wrote: Wed Mar 03, 2021 11:25 am
Dion wrote: Mon Mar 01, 2021 3:36 pm What is there to explain?
The P66 was the proposed successor to the CV8, to be named the Interceptor. Two prototypes were made, a coupe and a convertible. The coupe survived and is for sale.
Dion, I need to correct you. The P66 was not intended to replace the CV8, this is a general misconception. It was meant to fill the gap after the AH and Tiger production ended and aimed at the US market in particular.
Han is correct, and the first prototype, the convertible, was actually badged ‘Interceptor’ across the boot lid.
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nem wrote: Tue Mar 02, 2021 5:00 pm I wished I had the funds and an empty warmed garage :roll:
Anyway, do any of you gentlemen by any chance know the modern paint gode for the nice color?
Best regards,
Niels-Erik
The original Jensen colour was "California Sage". This is a 1980s Vauxhall colour which is almost identical.
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Hi Mike,
Thank you for your reply. I did expect it to be California Sage as seen on some Aston Martins. It would be nice to have a specific code to refer to, but I assume you do not have this available anymore?
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Many years ago I remember reading a letter re. this car and I think it was a Mr. Millard , who I believe was the service manager at the time, and he was quoted as saying that it was sheer heaven to drive, but other workers reckoned it was a death trap !!
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nem wrote: Thu Mar 04, 2021 3:26 pm Hi Mike,
Thank you for your reply. I did expect it to be California Sage as seen on some Aston Martins. It would be nice to have a specific code to refer to, but I assume you do not have this available anymore?
Cheers, Niels-Erik
No. But it was a standard Jensen colour, so others on here may know it. A a last resort Rob Ransley, JOC member ad C-V8 owner, probably still has the paint!

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Mike, that colour does look *exactly* like that 1980s Vauxhall green. It is definitely not quite the Californian Sage I remember seeing on a newly painted FF visiting Cropredy in 1996. I love Stratosphere blue, a favourite. Kermit's Interceptor. Family have a not quite Stratosphere blue FF. Maybe it is a Ford colour. Close but no cigar. Colin Holley matched it absolutely spot on, he didn't know what it was but gave me a code for future. The car was originally Regal Red & Mist Grey. It annoys me now. Definitely a 3rd world problem this colour matching.
nem wrote: Tue Mar 02, 2021 5:00 pm I wished I had the funds and an empty warmed garage :roll:
Anyway, do any of you gentlemen by any chance know the modern paint gode for the nice color?
Best regards,
Niels-Erik
Well Niels-Erik, my advice is raise those funds now! Low interest rates. Buy that garage! If you have one buy another! Buy and hold! Diamond hands! A heated one sounds a real delight. I have one, wasn't cheap, 20 years on never regretted it. I have never lost money buying a garage. Someone else's Jensen project is in my garage but that is a different story :D :P. I am looking forward to the day it drives (or gets towed) out in more ways than one! :D :D. Then I have the problem of what else to park in it again. Could be another Jensen. I look back and think of the cars that parked in it, the best Jensens of my life. Better times to come hopefully. I could be persuaded to rent it to you :wink:. My honest advice though is to buy that garage, your garage, or another one!
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