Manual 541S in the US (what's left of it)

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Manual 541S in the US (what's left of it)

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Posted here as it is past the end date of the Ebay auction but i haven't seen on the forum before and it may interest 541 owners.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayI ... &viewitem=

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Its all there, just wants a lick of paint, the chrome cleaning up, and an MOT.
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Post by Wallace »

Is that the original registration number in the window?
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I read it as HXS, which is a 1962 Mid Lothian number, so unlikely to be the original?
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Post by Per »

This one has been discussed a bit in the Jensen list. It's pretty far gone, even instrument glass broken :roll: Restorable but at "considerable" cost is the consensus.
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This car is chassis number 1081. It most recently carried the UK number plate, 160 TPP. The records also indicate a European (Dutch?) plate as DD 17 06. Does anyone have any photos of this car before it was left out in the elements??
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Not quite sure if this is correct david as the chassis number shown would indicate this car as S1027/102.Manual gearbox number 102 as would be the case for S1081.
S1027 also shows signs of orginal paintwork in black and interior red.No reg. number on record in calvers book.
My old "S" was number 26 with auto gearbox
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Dave, I'm with Richard on this one - plate is stamped 1027, not 1081 in my opinion. That's your Xmas present sorted then; a Specsavers voucher :)

To be fair, I thought it was an 8 at first. I suppose the Jensen craftsmen worked on the car and the apprentices got to stamp the chassis plates.
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I think number plate is upside down and the number is HXS which would be London would it not? I think most numbers with X in middle were from there? Should have used sunscreen by looks of it. 8)
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Could the S actually be a B?

HXB plus numbers was issued in 1946, but numbers plus BXH was Feb 1961 to June 1962 (both London) and would seem to fit either 1027 or 1081.
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The car was discussed at "Bring a trailer" and the owner wrote is was sold to someone as a donor car.

http://bringatrailer.com/2010/11/03/sor ... sen-541-s/
In order of appearance:

C-V8 Mk III 112/2432
541 S 102/1035

(sold) FF MkII 127/243 (sold)
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Jensen GT 1610/30257
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92 BXH

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92 BXH was a Jensen number in the early days of the JOC. Unfortunately the list of cars doesn't include any more details that would help - although looking alphabetically at the registration numbers, 1027 would be the favourite......
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Post by Per »

The chassis plate is quite easily red: 1027
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