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Soon to be mine, all mine, and now honourably discharged from steve's "unknown" chassis list. This is 115/2576, original reg plate OUL 3F:

http://s1270.photobucket.com/albums/jj614/chuppapop16/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

If anyone has any extra details on it, i'd be very interested. Once i have the car in my possession i will forward details from the paperwork that comes with it. Although repainted with a colour match in recent years, it looks to me like it might be the "royal flag blue" paint scheme that calver talks of. The pics in the link above were taken by my my seller in getting it ready to transport to me. I'm an expat from dulwich area, south london, now in northern michigan, america. The car is currently just south of syracuse in new york state. I'm very proud of my english roots and this will make me beam with pride to drive this locally. Incidentally, michigan is a rear-plate state (meaning we only use back reg plate) so i can keep the original black plate on the front of the car without getting potted by the local gendarmes (- which copper wouldn't want to screw back on to a blue after a shiny red corvette), and i'll get a personalised true plate for the back which matches the original dvla registration. So excited, but may be a few weeks till i actually garage it at home.
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Your interior looks great, has it been cleaned up or replaced? (new headrests available from Appleyards) bet you cant wait to get your mitts on it.
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thanks shaun. there are some areas needing slight work in the interior but it's the vinyl "ambla" stuff by the looks of it and probably doesn't get the patina that the (in my mind, nicer) leather interiors do. May also just be a result of the low mileage and possilby low use. There's a tear on the top of the driver seat so i'm looking to get a patch of vintage black vinyl if anyone knows where to go - i tried woolies already but they doubted whether their stock would match.
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Nick it from the rear shelf and have that recovered with black vinyl from wherever, got some close matching black vinyl from a shop over here called the Range, they sell just about everything.
And it was cheap too, which is nice. :)
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First pic from when she arrived early Sunday morning. Dirty minx, needs a good wash....

...the wet patch on the driveway came from me drooling!? (...or rather rinsing off some coolant)

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Sunshine, showers and some nice Autumnal colours over here on the weekend.....and i think my little boy has now been conditioned to the 383 starting up!!

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'you never actually own a Jensen Interceptor...you merely look after it for the next generation'

referring to the current Patek Phillipe ad campaign:
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-uV36MG-8qFw/T ... k-boat.jpg" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
' 76 Jensen Interceptor convertible
' 66 Jensen CV-8 III x 2
' 65 Jensen CV-8 III
and others...
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Chris500 wrote:'you never actually own a Jensen Interceptor...you merely look after it for the next generation'

I think the next generation is also in the driving seat. :D
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I love the "new" US number plate. Plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose.
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ah, keen eye. I was quite determined to do that from the time i bought the car because my home state here only requires a rear plate to be affixed.....initially i incorrectly believed the original UK registration was a particular series which in Michigan is a protected format. I went to such a length as to petition the Michigan secretary of state to release it for good cause, until i realised what i was petitioning for was really just the old New York state license and the 1967 format was actually available for a small extra fee.

My little boy's grandad in Ohio has an early 70s Dodge Charger so he's getting a good early, and international, initiation into the world of mopar.
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....curiously until i purchased her earlier this year, 115/2576 was located directly in the current warpath of Hurricane Sandy: http://google.org/crisismap/2012-sandy" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; [[...shudders to think what could have happened...]]....although can't be many open top mark 1's?
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https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B91XCIC ... E1c0E/edit

This is the factory file for 115/2576 (OUL 3F). Some interesting correspondence in places. About 3 months after first purchase the factory was approached by Guy Salmon regards retro fitting power steering because "Mr Lester's [film director first owner of this car] comments on the steering amongest the film fraternity are causing acute embarrassment to Guy Salmon". Jensen's memo on the matter references Mrs Graham Smith's car for estimating that retrofit cost, with a 100% mark-up. Tight sods never went through with it though.
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That's very interesting Ronnie and thanks for sharing that with us.

Reading David Millard's letters and correspondence always brings a smile to my face.
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Quick question: on 115/2576, i only have a (rather shabby looking) veneer panel on the switches console, but no veneer panel around the gear shifter - would that have been right. Was it an option or has the veneer panel just mysteriously disappeared in the intervening years? thanks.
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Yes, it should have matching veneer on the gear shift panel:

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this is Shaun's car.
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