Jensen heritage for the next generation

Our Story

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HEIGHTS OF SHROPSHIRE
Chassis number: 127/248 Registration number: ULR 1C

 

Ulric Woodhams purchased his first Jensen in 1976 at the age of 21, and joined the Jensen Owners’ Club that same year. Quickly developing an interest in the Jensen FF model, Woodhams immediately set about creating a register of these unique and rare cars. Over the decades, this register evolved into an archive in its own right, with details of each car held in chassis number order. Between 1995 and 2015, Woodhams was the Jensen FF Registrar for the Jensen Owners’ Club, and today is the leading authority on the FF model.

In 2003 Woodhams founded The Jensen FF Museum. This privately owned museum housed the archive, along with the small but internationally important collection of Jensen FF cars. A website, allowing public access to information also went up in that same year. In this format, The Museum was unsustainable – its focus was too narrow and it lacked governance.

Today, while continuing to remain privately owned, The Jensen Museum is underpinned by a more strategic approach; it has a Mission and Vision, is on-line ‘visitor focused, readily adapts to change, and as its revised identity conveys, embraces all Jensen Models . The Museum is currently evaluating a Board of Trustees and looking to achieve Archive Accreditation.

 

The Jensen Museum Collection

Until recently The Museum focused on the Jensen FF Model. This Collection, albeit small, is both nationally and internationally significant. It is also unique. While the Jensen FF model remains central to The Museum, we are now broadening The Collection to encompass other Jensen Models, which underpin the rich heritage of Jensen Motors.

The Museum holds examples of Jensen FF cars from 1967 through to 1971. This includes all major changes to design known as the Vignale MK.I, West Bromwich MK.I, MK.II & MK.III. The Museum also holds historical Jensen FF cars, such as the car which was dramatically driven up a Swiss ski-slope by motoring journalist, Michael Scarlett, the car owned by the famous film producer, Elliott Kastner, the so-called Porsche FF,  and the car owned by Mitch Mitchell, the drummer with the Jimi Hendrix Experience. In addition, other iconic Jensen models are being acquired for the museum. Highlights include, the ‘Cooper’ CV8, one of the earliest Vignale manufactured Interceptors, and the prototype Jensen GT.

Today, the Museum’s archive holds material relating to all models produced by Jensen Motors. See under Archive for further information about the holdings.

If you have any information or material relating to Jensen Motors, and the cars the company produced, we would be interested to hear from you.

Postal address / Registered office:

The Jensen Museum

35 Sandford Avenue
Church Stretton
Shropshire
SY6 6BH
England

Telephone: 01694-781354
e-mail: archive@jensenmuseum.org

 

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PLAYING IN THE SNOW
Chassis number: 127/248 Registration number: ULR 1C