The Jensen Owners' Club A technical and discussion forum for all Jensen enthusiasts It is currently Sun Aug 25, 2019 2:16 pm

June 2017

David Holloway's lightly modified Mk1

We're getting there...

by VFK44 » Wed Aug 16, 2017 12:16 pm

Just July and August to catch up on now...

This month: David Holloway's newly purchased Mark 1.

IMG_6300a.jpg (587.93 KiB) Viewed 1208 times

IMG_6307.jpg (760.2 KiB) Viewed 1208 times

IMG_6317.jpg (687.05 KiB) Viewed 1208 times

This 1969 Mk1 has only had four owners and is finished in Burgundy with magnolia hide. It underwent a total restoration costing many thousands of pounds in 1992 by JENCRAFT for one of their Director’s personal use. It includes many bespoke touches, including knock on/off wire wheels, full length sunroof, front spoiler and piped upholstery. The controversial headlamp modification mirrored the design of the Interceptor Series 4 which was at that time still in limited production.

IMG_6343.jpg (418.89 KiB) Viewed 1208 times

IMG_6335.jpg (630.52 KiB) Viewed 1208 times

The stunning condition today is a testament of the restoration's workmanship, plus being sparingly used on the road having remained in the Director’s family ownership and stored in a heated garage with a collection of other vehicles until its sale in January 2017.

During that period it has rather "dropped off the radar" but after David Holloway purchased it in the New Year, he remedied that by exhibiting it at the Bristol Classic Car show where it was awarded a 'Highly Commended'.


This actual Interceptor was driven by Cliff Richard in 1994 in a programme called stars in their cars, standing in for Cliff's own Positano Yellow Mk1, which was broken for parts some years ago.
Cliff Richards.jpg
Cliff Richards.jpg (57.14 KiB) Viewed 1208 times

You Tube Link :

Jencraft Resto.jpg
The car as it appeared in 1992 after the JENCRAFT restoration
Jencraft Resto.jpg (107.4 KiB) Viewed 1208 times
"Just because Science doesn't 'know everything', doesn't mean you can fill in the blanks with whatever fairy story most appeals to you" Dara O'Briain
User avatar
Posts: 7265
Joined: Wed Jan 10, 2007 10:04 pm
Location: Epping Essex UK

by Pymmie » Sun Aug 20, 2017 4:40 pm

I have seen the car quite a bit over the past few months.

It looks as good today as it did in 1991.

I know David is keen to tidy up the engine bay to show winning standard.

John P
Mk3 Int 128/4451 - SW Area Rep (Devon/Cornwall)

Understeer - Hitting the fence with the front of the car
Oversteer - Hitting the fence with the rear of the car
Horsepower -How fast you hit the fence
Torque - How far you take the fence with you
User avatar
Posts: 2283
Joined: Mon Sep 17, 2007 6:03 pm
Location: Newton Abbot , Devon

by John Staddon » Tue Aug 29, 2017 7:14 pm

Nice car, but for car of the month why not just skip 3 months and start again in October? I'm sure the owner of the next car couldn't care less if they are car of the month for July or October, and July, August and September won't mind, they're just months.


Early Interceptor INT885347
C-V8 Mk111 112/2334
John Staddon
JOC C-V8 Registrar
Posts: 1700
Joined: Fri Nov 04, 2005 1:48 pm

by Grant » Tue Oct 31, 2017 10:22 pm

I also remember seeing the car back in the day, ... I had a friend who bought a "J" series from Jencraft back circa 1992.. Who was running Jencraft & what happened to Jencraft then?
Manual Int & Rag-TopImage
"Monkey Man"sig RegistrarImage
User avatar
Posts: 3145
Joined: Tue Nov 30, 2010 1:11 pm
Location: surrey

Return to June 2017