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March 2018

Gary C's Interceptor III

Celebrating the arrival of Spring with a very nice Interceptor

by zacmarshall » Sun Mar 11, 2018 1:15 pm

This is Gary C's Interceptor III.

This is what Gary had to say about his car:
I first considered buying a Jensen when I was 23 but after investigating further I realised this would not be practical for day to day use so I bought the next best my mind anyway......a black Capri Mk3 2.0S.
Fast forward 30 odd years and various other cars and I started looking for a Jensen again.
Over the period of a year I looked at 9 cars and then with the help of Andy Brooks bought this car.

A full bare metal restoration was started by the previous owner in 2009 which spanned over 5 years and the car is a credit to his dedication as he really did all the hard work.

During my ownership since 2015 I have carried on improving the car working on the engine and engine bay replacing parts alternator upgrade, fuel pump, throttle/kick down assembly replacing and re-routing cables and wiring.
On the bodywork the doors and bonnet have all been adjusted to give a much better fit and the chrome bright work has also been removed and refitted which now gives the car much cleaner, sharper lines.
The car has been out and about a lot over the last few years at club events and at the Jensen Owners Club International Weekend 2017 placed 3rd at the Open Concours Event and Won Best Interceptor of the Show Cup which culminated in representing JOC at The Club Trophy Event at Hampton Court Palace.






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by Grant » Mon Mar 12, 2018 4:01 pm

:shock: Wow... That is just stunningImage.. In fact it looks perfect from every angle, the inside, outside, underneath and under the bonnet. The owner deserves one of these>> Image and have another oneImage
I did see this car at the "Concours of Elegance" at Hampton court last year and again I was amazed how beautiful it was.. It is a credit to the owner, I wish I owned.. I would be a very proud manImage
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by cannonball » Mon Mar 12, 2018 6:04 pm

It is King so the Boss says, very very nice, not often do you see this colour the bigger rims go with it well to, credit to you sir, better wear some of these driving that,,cooolo 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8)
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by Eddie » Tue Mar 13, 2018 8:34 pm

A very worthy car of the month.

Seen this on more than a few occasions now and always looks stunning.

This is the car that gave me the inspiration to do my engine and bay.

Spot on motor :D

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by KaranMK2 » Tue Mar 13, 2018 10:13 pm

Top Notch!!! is the colour oakland green?

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by Mark1Stu » Wed Mar 14, 2018 5:16 pm

Congratulations Gary. Lovely looking motor.

It takes much effort to keep such a sparkling car clean - so if you require help to dust the roof, you know who to call.


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by Kevin Birch » Wed Mar 14, 2018 5:28 pm

Top notch motor, and to be honest top notch bloke too. Always good fun to be around, well done Gary, and certainly deserves to be car of the month.
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by Pymmie » Wed Mar 14, 2018 5:32 pm

Well done Gary,

Had the pleasure of manning the the NEC stand in 2016 when both Gary and his car were there.

Car really stood out under the lighting rig.

Cracking motor and nice guy..

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by garyc » Wed Mar 14, 2018 7:30 pm

Thanks for all the comments guys :D

Karan the car was originally oaklands green but is now Kosrae Green Pearl a Range Rover Colour

Looking forward to catching up with you all over the coming season

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by Martin R » Fri Mar 16, 2018 4:38 am

Well done Gary - the storage system probably had something to do with the wonderful condition :wink: :lol:
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