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by Barrie » Tue Jan 20, 2009 7:37 pm

Steve H wrote:
Barrie wrote:Sadly, in the three years I have owned the CV-8 I have barely seen another Jensen on the road unless attending a JOC meeting.


Hi Barrie,

You've been looking in the wrong place!!

I use either of the Jensens? or the P5B quite often in and around London...

You're quite right Steve.
The above was taken from another thread where I bemoaned the lack of Jensens
and classic cars on the road. Thinking about it I see quite a few interesting cars
around so I thought I'd stop and take a few photos and let you know as and when.
Anyone can join in.

This was in The car park of the St Ermine's Hotel.
Nothing really special until you look inside.
A delightfully over the top period piece, a LWB Rolls Silver Shadow.
Get the white leather dash board and telephone in the back.
Very reminiscent of The Power Game on TV.

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by Kieron » Tue Jan 20, 2009 7:41 pm

70's Tycoon meets Starsky & Hutch :lol:
1968 Interceptor Mk 1 115/3012
1971 FF MK 2 127/284
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by londonlad » Tue Jan 20, 2009 8:42 pm

I like it a lot!
Per mere per terram
Interceptor MkII
123\4047 (Gone but not forgotten))
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by cannonball » Tue Jan 20, 2009 10:08 pm

i always thought rroyce should have bought jensen when they were in crisis, as i reckoned near enough a jensen was sort off the type off car rroyce could have offered as a sport,s luxury gt vehicle along side the shadow,s etc ?????
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by Barrie » Tue Jan 20, 2009 11:47 pm

cannonball wrote: i always thought rroyce should have bought Jensen


I agree.
I had thought that RR should have bought Aston Martin and made the Bentley into the 1960?s/70?s
saloon/coupe that it should have been.
Instead they let Bentley languish until the turbo engine came along.

If they?d bought Jensen - imagine a 6.75 litre turbo-charged Interceptor.
Maybe the dashboard would have looked like this:
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( But hopefully they'd have got the steering wheel on the right side...... )
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by cannonball » Wed Jan 21, 2009 12:32 am

Barrie wrote:
cannonball wrote: i always thought rroyce should have bought Jensen


I agree.
I had thought that RR should have bought Aston Martin and made the Bentley into the 1960?s/70?s
saloon/coupe that it should have been.
Instead they let Bentley languish until the turbo engine came along.

If they?d bought Jensen - imagine a 6.75 litre turbo-charged Interceptor.
Maybe the dashboard would have looked like this:
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( But hopefully they'd have got the steering wheel on the right side...... )


that must be an early turbo, my 98 turbo r/t/ and continental T pulls 2,500 rpm at 100 mph superb cruisers,
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by Jens » Wed Jan 21, 2009 7:00 pm

cannonball wrote: ... that must be an early turbo, my 98 turbo r/t/ and continental T pulls 2,500 rpm at 100 mph superb cruisers,


It obviously IS an early version with some minor faults ... see UH here:

http://www.joc.org.uk/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=1024&start=2520

(it's NOT technical here, but everyone must be warned when faulty cars are for sale)
In order of appearance:

C-V8 Mk III 112/2432
541 S 102/1035
FF MkII 127/243
Healey Mk II 1140/14406
Jensen GT 1610/30257
C-V8 Mk III 112/2326
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by Barrie » Wed Jan 21, 2009 10:08 pm

cannonball wrote:
my 98 turbo r/t/ and continental T pulls 2,500 rpm at 100 mph superb cruisers,


Agreed.
However.
The car is at full boost, fighting against the torque converter, whilst going up a very steep
hill on the North Downs . When I got on to the crest of the hill and levelled off the car went
foooooorward so quickly and unexpectedly I thought it best to put my camera down.

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by cannonball » Wed Jan 21, 2009 11:17 pm

yes a jensen would be great with a bentley turbo mtr,
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by Barrie » Fri Jan 30, 2009 4:35 pm

More Classic cars on the road
Seen on the A40

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Nice to see a 'Illman Imp out and about.

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Ben collected from his annual service

Then of for a meet-up with friends
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Interestingly this car is owned by the second owner of Dave Newby's FF

This is his
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This is mine
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How times have changed. If I want to change from hot air to cool I have to lift the bonnet and close a tap.

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How small is that Austin A35?
Did we really used to ride around in something so small?
Yup! And I used to aspire to one.
No wonder the roads are so crowded nowadays.

And if you thought that was bad look at this.
The Rolls Silver Shadow used to be huuuge.
Now it?s dwarfed by the 3 series BMW behind and the Mercedes MPV in front.
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Finally, and slightly off-patch, I saw this Merc 300 cabriolet c.1957 on the Moselle in Luxembourg.
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Sorry the pictures not so good but my hands were otherwise occupied.

Not bad for a week?s watching.

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by RAP72 » Fri Jan 30, 2009 5:04 pm

Barrie said"How times have changed. If I want to change from hot air to cool I have to lift the bonnet and close a tap."

I would have thought you would have had a man to do that for you!! :D
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by Davenewby » Fri Jan 30, 2009 5:54 pm

Barrie

Interestingly this car is owned by the second owner of Dave Newby's FF

Pity that he had to go down in the world then :D

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by Barrie » Fri Jan 30, 2009 6:52 pm

Davenewby wrote:Barrie

Interestingly this car is owned by the second owner of Dave Newby's FF

Pity that he had to go down in the world then :D

David


I''ll tell him that.
He collects knives.

Expect a call.
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by Barrie » Fri Feb 06, 2009 11:21 pm

Latest report from you roving reporter. On-the-road motoring high-lights

Boys tucked up in bed sheltered from the snow.
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A Farina on Lambeth Bridge
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A Bentley whose brave owner who leaves his car out on the street on a regular basis ( and drives it regularly as his daily drive )
Sunday.
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Monday ????
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New Rolls Phantom after a visit to Halfords.
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London Snow. 09:30 Monday morning in SW1
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Where were the gritting lorries!?!

A Fuoriri sumat or the other.
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How nice to see an E-Type regularly used.
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Not bad for a weeks snapping with an i-phone.
You should try it sometime
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by Martin R » Fri Feb 06, 2009 11:34 pm

Looking at "the boys tucked up in bed sheltered from the snow" - you have some serious plumbing in your house Barrie :!: :!:
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