The Jensen Owners' Club A technical and discussion forum for all Jensen enthusiasts It is currently Sun Dec 15, 2019 7:27 pm

General Discussion

Classic cars on the road

You can discuss anything here, Jensen related or not. Technical discussions / questions may be moved to the correct Forum.

by Grant » Sat Oct 12, 2019 4:17 pm

felixkk wrote:At the carwash

Although I am not a mad lover of them Felix.. there is something about them that is cool..Whilst out getting a takeaway the other week which s the only time I ever read a paper, I read that a film has been made about John Delorean and his life, he sounds like he was a bit of a chap although he did get set up by the CIA apparently, butImagewho knows, I think I am going to like the film.. my sort of thingImage.
Manual Int & Rag-TopImage
"Monkey Man"sig RegistrarImage
Image
User avatar
Grant
 
Posts: 3366
Joined: Tue Nov 30, 2010 1:11 pm
Location: surrey

by felixkk » Sun Oct 13, 2019 3:48 am

I agree, interesting concept

https://youtu.be/ypIJLCMYzf8

7E7DF1C7-FBC7-4FC5-AB34-36359DA4AC76.jpeg
7E7DF1C7-FBC7-4FC5-AB34-36359DA4AC76.jpeg (121.82 KiB) Viewed 2280 times
Felix Kistler C-V8 112/2454, 541DL 2223849
"You Secret Little Monkey"
JOC 9465
Secretary/VP JCC Jensen Car Club of Switzerland
User avatar
felixkk
 
Posts: 2673
Joined: Tue Aug 24, 2010 6:19 am
Location: Zurich, Switzerland

by Roh » Mon Oct 14, 2019 6:32 am

The Lotus heritage is plain to see, however, Lotus would never put the engine behind the axle.

For comparison here is a Lotus Elan chassis next to an Australian Bolwell Nagari chassis.

Image

And here is the new Bolwell Nagari 500. It has a mid-engine 500 horsepower Chevrolet LS3 and weighs just 1000 kg thanks to the carbon-kevlar composite structure.

Image
Image
1964 Jensen CV-8 II
Roh
 
Posts: 336
Joined: Tue Apr 22, 2014 10:20 pm
Location: NSW, Australia

by Dion » Tue Oct 15, 2019 9:37 am

Thanks for learning me the DeLorean was NOT mid-engined. Always assumed it had a mid engine.
67 Interceptor 117/2610
68 Interceptor 115/2943
63 TR4, 67 Jag 420, 67 Chamois
01 Bonneville
User avatar
Dion
 
Posts: 1122
Joined: Mon Nov 21, 2005 2:00 pm
Location: Tilburg, Netherlands

by Barrie » Tue Oct 15, 2019 10:17 am

What a surprise. Lots of interesting and rare cars.
Attachments
06809F47-17B7-48CB-A2B9-A965A993F3DC.jpeg
06809F47-17B7-48CB-A2B9-A965A993F3DC.jpeg (83.29 KiB) Viewed 2208 times
E93D0F72-211D-43B6-BB3E-F9D1039ADCAF.jpeg
E93D0F72-211D-43B6-BB3E-F9D1039ADCAF.jpeg (55.41 KiB) Viewed 2208 times
0795D2CC-A55E-49B6-93D7-298D113A33BD.jpeg
0795D2CC-A55E-49B6-93D7-298D113A33BD.jpeg (110.34 KiB) Viewed 2208 times
B94B4044-F7BE-414A-B1F3-B21EFA9D38D6.jpeg
B94B4044-F7BE-414A-B1F3-B21EFA9D38D6.jpeg (111.25 KiB) Viewed 2208 times
6F819391-D152-4B2B-ADD8-0925213ED7D7.jpeg
6F819391-D152-4B2B-ADD8-0925213ED7D7.jpeg (157.47 KiB) Viewed 2208 times
9E8FB0E7-BAE6-4C32-B3E5-262CDF2A3A80.jpeg
9E8FB0E7-BAE6-4C32-B3E5-262CDF2A3A80.jpeg (154.5 KiB) Viewed 2208 times
255C543F-DE78-41A8-AAA9-E57BEDC35AF8.jpeg
255C543F-DE78-41A8-AAA9-E57BEDC35AF8.jpeg (116.46 KiB) Viewed 2208 times
4E0A8019-C7CA-4BD5-B61E-918F58BE7F02.jpeg
4E0A8019-C7CA-4BD5-B61E-918F58BE7F02.jpeg (167.24 KiB) Viewed 2208 times
“Even in a time of elephantine vanity and greed, one never has to look far to see the campfires of gentle people." Garrison Keillor
User avatar
Barrie
Tupperware Extraordinaire!
 
Posts: 3896
Joined: Sun Sep 03, 2006 11:32 pm
Location: South London, Westminster and Luxembourg

by Dion » Tue Oct 15, 2019 10:20 am

Cold, damp sheds.... Love the overriders on the Venezia!
67 Interceptor 117/2610
68 Interceptor 115/2943
63 TR4, 67 Jag 420, 67 Chamois
01 Bonneville
User avatar
Dion
 
Posts: 1122
Joined: Mon Nov 21, 2005 2:00 pm
Location: Tilburg, Netherlands

by Grant » Tue Oct 15, 2019 10:31 am

Barrie wrote:What a surprise. Lots of interesting and rare cars.

And the back-end of a Convertible Interceptor Barrie is it not?
Manual Int & Rag-TopImage
"Monkey Man"sig RegistrarImage
Image
User avatar
Grant
 
Posts: 3366
Joined: Tue Nov 30, 2010 1:11 pm
Location: surrey

by VFK44 » Tue Oct 15, 2019 2:00 pm

And USV 640:

jensen-541_thumbnail.jpg
jensen-541_thumbnail.jpg (6.42 KiB) Viewed 2206 times


Can we all visit??
"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
VFK44
Co-Administrator
 
Posts: 7350
Joined: Wed Jan 10, 2007 10:04 pm
Location: Epping Essex UK

by Roh » Tue Oct 15, 2019 8:51 pm

Dion wrote:Thanks for learning me the DeLorean was NOT mid-engined. Always assumed it had a mid engine.


Apart from being rear-engined the chassis of DeLorean is quite similar to the mid-engined Lotus Esprit.
1964 Jensen CV-8 II
Roh
 
Posts: 336
Joined: Tue Apr 22, 2014 10:20 pm
Location: NSW, Australia

by Joerg » Wed Oct 16, 2019 5:28 am

Colin Chapman was smart enough to take DeLorean‘s money for the chassis development and then used it for his own cars. Similar to the 507 engine where Jensen paid the bill for using an underdeveloped engine. Once all problems where fixed - Lotus had a good motor ( and Jensen where out of business).
112-2371 was my first one, others followed :wink:
User avatar
Joerg
JOC Early Cars Registrar
 
Posts: 2397
Joined: Mon Nov 21, 2005 6:38 pm
Location: Germany

by colin7673 » Wed Oct 16, 2019 7:21 am

Barrie wrote:What a surprise. Lots of interesting and rare cars.


Shame the Granda Coupe is outside. The only Granda that I didn't own.
Only working half a day now.
Classic Carshow App.
http://www.jensensontour.org
Life. Driving a Jensen
colin7673
now normal...
 
Posts: 3626
Joined: Tue Jan 10, 2006 11:54 am
Location: Spalding Lincolnshire

by Barrie » Wed Oct 16, 2019 1:38 pm

VFK44 wrote:And USV 640:

Can we all visit??

I’m sure they’d be delighted to see you if you needed trimming work done.
I was there to choose the colour for a Webasto roof that they were to make and fit.
It looked a well-established and competent firm. They’re in Lewes East Sussex. It’s a lovely drive from London (if you avoid the motorways) through Limpsfield, Edenbridge, Hartfield, Ashdown Forest, Uckfield, and then Lewes.
Here’s their site: https://www.thetrimmingcentre.co.uk/
“Even in a time of elephantine vanity and greed, one never has to look far to see the campfires of gentle people." Garrison Keillor
User avatar
Barrie
Tupperware Extraordinaire!
 
Posts: 3896
Joined: Sun Sep 03, 2006 11:32 pm
Location: South London, Westminster and Luxembourg

by cannonball » Thu Oct 17, 2019 10:56 am

I will take the ghia coupe and the corniche please Barrie, :wink:
WATTS RACING TRANSMISSIONS, 07974 088375,
CLOBBER THE COMPETITION
cannonball
 
Posts: 2847
Joined: Mon Dec 11, 2006 11:08 pm
Location: CREWE

by witkowski » Thu Oct 17, 2019 2:54 pm

Last weekend was the high level car show here at Americana Manhasset, a show where there are many more Ferraris and Lamborghinis in the car park than make it into the show. You can see that the Jensen was again in good company with a McClaren of some sort on one side and a 1952 DB2 on the other. The DB2, the blue Ferrari 250 and a Ferrari Dino 246 GT won prizes - all owned by the same guy!
Attachments
McClaren Jensen DB2.jpg
McClaren Jensen DB2.jpg (525.83 KiB) Viewed 2080 times
British.jpg
British.jpg (499.28 KiB) Viewed 2080 times
1965 Bentley S3 Continental Drophead.jpg
1965 Bentley S3 Continental Drophead.jpg (425.22 KiB) Viewed 2080 times
1960 Ferrari 250.jpg
1960 Ferrari 250.jpg (331.8 KiB) Viewed 2080 times
SSC Tuatara.jpg
SSC Tuatara.jpg (424.02 KiB) Viewed 2080 times
User avatar
witkowski
 
Posts: 374
Joined: Sat Dec 04, 2010 10:12 pm
Location: Huntington, New York

by ajc9415 » Thu Oct 17, 2019 7:32 pm

I passed a burgundy 541 on the M6 today. Couldn’t get a picture as I was driving but nice to see one out and about.
Adrian
1974 Interceptor Mk III 2240-9415
JOC Member 9648
User avatar
ajc9415
 
Posts: 377
Joined: Sat Jun 11, 2011 8:10 am
Location: Sutton, Surrey, UK

PreviousNext

Return to General Discussion