Classy Coupe: ’72 Jensen Interceptor
Jensen was known for turning out luxurious, bespoke, quintessentially British GT and Touring cars. When it came time to replace some aging models in the late 60s, Jensen turned to Vignale of Italy to style its successor. The result was an undeniably handsome car from most angles. Early cars were powered by a Chrysler 383 and later by a 440 V8. All Interceptors came fully equipped with amenities like automatic transmission, 8-track player, air conditioning, lamb’s wool seat inserts, polished walnut dash, Connolly leather and head rest pillows. Interceptors were well-built and expensive, and rare. A true GT car capable of chewing up long distances at high speeds in total comfort. Fuel economy was not a strong point and this eventually spelled the car’s end in 1976. We spotted this Interceptor on Craigslist and loved the color. We are not huge fans of the Coupe because of the tremendous rear window or is it a glass tailgate? But this car spoke to us. The interior, save for the modern radio, looks absolutely bespoke and inviting. Even the rear seats look pretty generous making this almost a true 4-seater. The car is said to be completely restored and roadworthy. And since many of the parts can be had at a neighborhood NAPA Store, this British/American hybrid has a lot of appeal. The ask is $50,000 and that is all of the money and then some. Contact the seller by clicking here.