The Jensen Owners' Club A technical and discussion forum for all Jensen enthusiasts It is currently Wed Jul 08, 2020 12:39 am

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 Richie » Fri Mar 20, 2020 8:19 pm

That's kinda why I wanted to get the test passed today... To allow me a bit of pleasure when there's the need to escape. Even if that is just to the end of the bypass and back.
I like the line about keeping the car away from other people... Is that incase they catch car-ona virus? :)
User avatar
Richie
V8 Lover
 
Posts: 4179
Joined: Mon Oct 24, 2005 8:08 am
Location: Near Cardiff

by Wallace » Mon Mar 23, 2020 1:26 am

Spotted in Buckinghamshire last week.

IMG_7917.JPG
IMG_7917.JPG (129.71 KiB) Viewed 1685 times
Wallace
 
Posts: 4453
Joined: Sun Jan 08, 2006 1:11 pm
Location: Staines, Middlesex

by ajc9415 » Mon Mar 23, 2020 6:01 am

That’s a nice looking rear end! What is it, I can’t read the badge.
Adrian
1974 Interceptor Mk III 2240-9415
JOC Member 9648
User avatar
ajc9415
 
Posts: 426
Joined: Sat Jun 11, 2011 8:10 am
Location: Sutton, Surrey, UK

by AH1951 » Mon Mar 23, 2020 6:53 am

1962 AC Aceca.
Formerly owned by Ian Fleming.
Adrian
https://www.bonhams.com/auctions/18216/lot/364/

0022324.jpg
0022324.jpg (186.77 KiB) Viewed 1674 times
Attachments
20200323_140447.jpg
20200323_140447.jpg (72.02 KiB) Viewed 1674 times
AH1951
 
Posts: 3437
Joined: Thu Oct 24, 2013 5:07 pm

by VFK44 » Mon Mar 23, 2020 9:51 am

Wow. Knuckle-bitingly pretty.

It is interesting to compare to the 541. Similar looks, both have a large capacity mundane engine (Austin straight 6 vs. Ford straight 6), but the AC is strictly a 2-seater. Both introduced in 1954 and carried on selling into the early 1960s.
"It is a mistake to try to look too far ahead. The chain of destiny can only be grasped one link at a time."
Sir Winston Churchill
User avatar
VFK44
Co-Administrator
 
Posts: 7577
Joined: Wed Jan 10, 2007 10:04 pm
Location: Epping Essex UK

by sespie » Thu Mar 26, 2020 4:39 am

Steve Payne wrote:
Richie wrote:I might not be able to go anywhere in it for the foreseeable, but at least mine has a fresh mot certificate as of today to keep her on the road for another year. Or stuck in the garage with nowhere to go...


I think you can still use your classic cars, if you do use it just keep away from other people. If the weather is as forecasted this weekend I am planning on taking mine out so we can go for a walk somewhere why we still can. With things going the way they are we might not even be allowed out of our houses other than for work and shopping soon.

Steve


We are already at that stage (called Alert level 4 over here). Only allowed to drive to purchase essential items. But petrol is classed as an essential item! I tried to argue that I need to buy petrol every time I drive the car, so a sort of self-fulfilling circular thing. It did not go down well.
Simon
1974 Interceptor III
1973 Lotus Europa Special
sespie
 
Posts: 280
Joined: Mon Nov 24, 2008 4:06 am
Location: Wellington, New Zealand

by felixkk » Sat Mar 28, 2020 7:38 pm

Had a legitimate reason for a drive today, had to pick up the children from their mountain exile. Sparse traffic, perfect weather. Pretty much followed a BMW M4 for an hour on the highway and an other half an hour up the mountains. He clearly did not want to be overtaken, and must have been a bit exasperated that I kept on popping up in the rear view mirror :D On the way home I passed this Citröen going astonishingly quick, maybe riding in the slipstream of the car ahead.

F2BB5810-C2F0-4CB0-853F-A9BD5184ACE4.jpeg
F2BB5810-C2F0-4CB0-853F-A9BD5184ACE4.jpeg (71.89 KiB) Viewed 1459 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: 2885
Joined: Tue Aug 24, 2010 6:19 am
Location: Zurich, Switzerland

by Pymmie » Sun Mar 29, 2020 7:25 pm

Spotted these two classics in different locations today while on my

daily exercise under lockdown and just minutes from my house.

You see so much more on foot.

John P
Attachments
93BCD2AC-4784-4589-BBFC-C9F7565700E1.jpeg
93BCD2AC-4784-4589-BBFC-C9F7565700E1.jpeg (128.94 KiB) Viewed 1409 times
83C60894-31DB-4EA3-8CF5-AEBAC64D31C6.jpeg
83C60894-31DB-4EA3-8CF5-AEBAC64D31C6.jpeg (208.01 KiB) Viewed 1409 times
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
Pymmie
 
Posts: 2520
Joined: Mon Sep 17, 2007 6:03 pm
Location: Newton Abbot , Devon

by Wallace » Sun Mar 29, 2020 10:59 pm

Pymmie wrote:Spotted these two classics in different locations today while on my

daily exercise under lockdown and just minutes from my house.

You see so much more on foot.

John P


It’s amazing what you miss through daily life if mostly driving. The 6x6 is in nice condition, much better than the one at Brooklands and the rear window graphic in the Herald is cool. 8)
Wallace
 
Posts: 4453
Joined: Sun Jan 08, 2006 1:11 pm
Location: Staines, Middlesex

by felixkk » Wed Apr 01, 2020 4:28 pm

Took the kids for a walk in the woods
DDF91901-1811-4919-9AC3-46D7A4FA6C52.jpeg
DDF91901-1811-4919-9AC3-46D7A4FA6C52.jpeg (416.28 KiB) Viewed 1294 times

2FC7B624-13AE-4E51-BBB7-985911470476.jpeg
2FC7B624-13AE-4E51-BBB7-985911470476.jpeg (478.92 KiB) Viewed 1294 times

E5D0669F-1DAD-4472-9DDA-6F283645530D.jpeg
E5D0669F-1DAD-4472-9DDA-6F283645530D.jpeg (173.79 KiB) Viewed 1294 times

9104B6D4-CE75-419A-A228-DAF0AE6D358D.jpeg
9104B6D4-CE75-419A-A228-DAF0AE6D358D.jpeg (429.62 KiB) Viewed 1294 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: 2885
Joined: Tue Aug 24, 2010 6:19 am
Location: Zurich, Switzerland

by shaun » Wed Apr 01, 2020 4:55 pm

Saw these two Golf's practicing self distancing in my local shop car park before lockdown. Very few cars in the car park today when I rode by.
Attachments
DSC02322.JPG
DSC02322.JPG (183.28 KiB) Viewed 1289 times
DSC02321.JPG
DSC02321.JPG (139.94 KiB) Viewed 1289 times
Shaun Winfield
Chairman
S. Bucks & Oxfordshire Area Rep
Mk 3 Blue
2240/9847
JOC member no. 8822
User avatar
shaun
JOC Chairman
 
Posts: 1237
Joined: Thu Nov 03, 2005 7:58 pm
Location: South Oxfordshire

by felixkk » Wed Apr 01, 2020 6:12 pm

Always astonishing to see how sad modern cars look in comparison...
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: 2885
Joined: Tue Aug 24, 2010 6:19 am
Location: Zurich, Switzerland

by Pymmie » Tue Apr 07, 2020 6:49 am

Two more spots on my daily walk.

Hilux was immaculate.

John P
Attachments
92105DF7-384D-4DA7-B824-159332A761F9.jpeg
92105DF7-384D-4DA7-B824-159332A761F9.jpeg (213.14 KiB) Viewed 1177 times
385F9A28-CB5F-4C38-9C2A-DFF946DAE12D.jpeg
385F9A28-CB5F-4C38-9C2A-DFF946DAE12D.jpeg (300.59 KiB) Viewed 1177 times
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
Pymmie
 
Posts: 2520
Joined: Mon Sep 17, 2007 6:03 pm
Location: Newton Abbot , Devon

by colin7673 » Tue Apr 07, 2020 7:34 am

That Hilux doesn't look standard... just might be known as a "sleeper"
Only working half a day now.
http://www.jensensontour.org
Wondering when it went wrong.
colin7673
now normal...
 
Posts: 3840
Joined: Tue Jan 10, 2006 11:54 am
Location: Spalding Lincolnshire

by jglarkin » Tue Apr 07, 2020 7:54 am

About 10 years ago this thing burbled passed my house. It looks like it’s been parked here ever since, it could end up as a good source of engine parts. :)
Shame to see it wasting away now.
Attachments
F8AC3CCC-7187-45D7-ADEF-06F5BC526021.jpeg
F8AC3CCC-7187-45D7-ADEF-06F5BC526021.jpeg (181.07 KiB) Viewed 1182 times
Jon
C-V8 112-2355

https://www.flickr.com/photos/62752698@N06/albums "The renovation story" (a large collection of pictures of a rotten car).
User avatar
jglarkin
 
Posts: 623
Joined: Thu Feb 04, 2010 6:54 pm
Location: Rochester Kent

PreviousNext

Return to General Discussion