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1958 Jensen Tempo - Tempo Matador 1

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by kees » Sat Mar 16, 2019 9:41 am

Well, you cannot say that most Jensen cars are beautiful either. Some are nice and that´s about it, but we all love JENSEN.
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by Han Kamp » Sat Mar 16, 2019 3:38 pm

Thank you, I post some photos very soon I have a donor tempo being collected on Sunday from Belgium.


Hi Owen, some images of the German Tempo that you may find of interest. These were even exported to the US...

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This is the chassis Jensen showed on their stand.
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We were all lead to believe that Jensen invented the special hydraulic lift truck, but no...a German company did!

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by owen » Sun Mar 17, 2019 8:20 am

Fantastic pictures, I am looking forward to starting the project. Are there really no other Jensen survivors or other remains?
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by cannonball » Sun Mar 17, 2019 11:18 am

Jensen certainly pioneered round tube as chassis
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by VFK44 » Sun Mar 17, 2019 11:22 am

But did they have any say over the Tempo chassis design?
Interesting to see that they appear to be badged as JeNSeN instead of Jensen or JNSN.
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by owen » Sun Mar 17, 2019 2:58 pm

With a German tempo arriving tomorrow that is going to donate some vital parts for the Jensen restoration, I will be able to see first hand what is different from a Jensen tempo, to a continental tempo. Owning a series 1 Landrover also there is a link to tempos there also as Landrover supplied several units to be sold as tempos in germany.
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by cannonball » Sun Mar 17, 2019 8:15 pm

that looks very much like a vw
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by Han Kamp » Sun Mar 17, 2019 8:55 pm

cannonball wrote:that looks very much like a vw

At first glance maybe, but the VW is rear engined and rwd,,the Tempo fwd. :wink:
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by Keith » Sun Mar 17, 2019 9:25 pm

cannonball wrote:that looks very much like a vw


You're correct. But the subject of the photo is the blue one in front.
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by owen » Sun Mar 17, 2019 9:44 pm

Collected and on route to the UK
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by owen » Sun Mar 17, 2019 9:48 pm

It is actually really dinky little thing.
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by Han Kamp » Sun Mar 17, 2019 9:52 pm

owen wrote:It is actually really dinky little thing.

Doesnot look bad at all!
Is that a spare chassis in the bed?
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by owen » Sun Mar 17, 2019 10:09 pm

Yes there are two spare chassis in the back
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by cannonball » Sun Mar 17, 2019 10:26 pm

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by cannonball » Sun Mar 17, 2019 10:27 pm

Keith wrote:
cannonball wrote:that looks very much like a vw


You're correct. But the subject of the photo is the blue one in front.



Yes I know I mean the blue one,
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