Jensen heritage for the next generation

Conservation and Restoration

  • EPIC RESTORATION

    Jensen JNSN Prototype Freighter | Restoration

    Jensen JNSN Freighter Prototype | Restoration

    In 1955, Jensen Motors built their prototype JNSN ‘Freighter’, the longest flat-bed lorry on the market. By 1993, the same prototype lorry was slowly disintegrating in a field outside Sevenoaks in Kent. Close to being scrapped, luckily, the lorry fell into the hands of the Walsh brothers from Manchester. This is the story of their […]

  • EPIC RESTORATION

    GKN Jensen FF | Epic Restoration

    GKN Jensen FF | Epic Restoration

    In 2011, Pirelli F1 Motorsport Director, Paul Hembery, embarked on a restoration journey with marque specialists, Rejen. The subject matter,  a MK.I Jensen FF, chassis number 119/189. The car having been ordered new in 1969 by GKN, the global engineering firm. The term Epic Restoration is often used today, but this particular restoration truely lives […]

  • Important Restorations

    Jensen Museum | Jensen SP

    Jensen SP | SP Number One

    Many Jensen enthusiasts will instantly recognise the registration number GEA 77K. The number was assigned to the first production Jensen SP. This important car with chassis number 131/4254, is often referred to as SP Number One. The Museum has been given a unique insight to the ongoing restoration of SP Number One for its Dutch […]

  • Conservation Feature

    Jensen Veneers | Conservation or Replacement

    You might think the matter of dealing with poor cracked and delaminating Jensen veneers is simple – just replace the veneered panel with a re-veneered one. We look in depth at the Jensen veneer instrument panel, which houses the main switches on Interceptors and FFs. The original Vignale switch panel, as fitted to the first […]

  • Restoration Aid

    Jensen Museum | Jensen FF Engine-Bays

    The Jensen FF Engine-Bay

    The quest for originality can be demanding, particularly when correct detail is important. One feature of a Jensen which takes time and expertise to get just right, is the engine-bay. Many decades have elapsed since the cars were first built, and in that time all manner of detail may have been changed. The Museum looks […]

  • Museum Conservation

    Jensen Museum | Vignale

    The Italian Job

    Museum’s Vignale Jensen FF goes under the knife. Jason & Paul Lawrence, along with their team of ‘master trimmers’ from marque specialists, Rejen, undertake major surgery on the Museum’s earliest Vignale FF. Years of discussion and sourcing the correct leather leads to leather restoration Italian style. At the heart of this mammoth undertaking is the […]

  • Museum Conservation

    Parted For Forty Years

      It was way back in the 1970s when something went wrong with the transmission / Ferguson four-wheel-drive unit from Vignale made Jensen FF, chassis number 119/004. Typically Jensen Motors would pull the unit out, and exchange it against a re-built unit off the shelf. This is precisly what happened with 119/004. Some decade or […]

  • Conservation Feature

    Jensen Carpets | Conservation or Replacement

    The Museum discusses the decisions Jensen owners have to make in regard to sympathetic carpet conservation & replacement. West Bromwich manufactured Jensen FF cars (along with Interceptors) were finished with best quality Wilton carpets. The vast majority were trimmed with a matching coloured vinyl edging, although leather edge finishing was available as an option. Both […]