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  • IMPORTANT JENSEN CARS

    America's First Interceptor | Vignale Jensen 117/2544

    America’s First Interceptor | Vignale Jensen 117/2544

    The Museum looks at America’s first Touring-styled Interceptor. Purchased by William Webb Wheeler III, the Vignale made Interceptor, chassis number 117/2544, became the first Jensen Interceptor to hit the shores of the USA. The Jensen was collected in London in April 1967. A photograph taken of the Jensen Interceptor in the centre of London just […]

  • IMPORTANT JENSEN CARS

    Jensen CV8 Convertible | JM-EXP-108

    Jensen CV8 Convertible | JM-EXP-108

    Just one Jensen CV8 Convertible was manufactured by Jensen Motors. The original idea for a CV8 Convertible coming from Richard and Alan Jensen. Once completed, the car was sold to Lord Carrington. This unique car survives today. The Museum looks at the history of JM-EXP-108. The chassis for the CV8 Convertible, given the experimental number, […]

  • MUSEUM CARS

    Jensen FF Chassis 119/117 | Press Car

    Jensen FF Chassis 119/117 | Press Car

    Jensen FF, chassis 119/117, was acquired for the Museum collection in 2007. The Jensen FF was used as a main Press Car for Jensen Motors, and was famously abused by motoring journalist, Harold Dvoretsky. With Dvoretsky in the driving seat, 119/117 was given a punishingly hard 2,500 mile jaunt around Europe and back to the […]

  • MUSEUM FEATURE

    The Story behind The Jensen Healey Stories

    The Story behind The Jensen Healey Stories

    The significance of the publication, The Jensen Healey Stories, in documenting the history of Jensen Motors, is often forgotten today. This pioneering book by Browning and Blunsden, was the first to explore the rich history of the West Bromwich company, Jensen Motors. The Museum looks at the story behind The Jensen Healey Stories. The research […]

  • FAMOUS JENSEN OWNERS

    Sean Connery's Jensen

    Sean Connery’s Jensen

    Sean Connery is today, so inextricably linked with the Aston Martin, that the public are surprised to find out he once owned a Jensen. The year was 1967, and the car Connery purchased was a green painted Jensen CV8. Nearly 50 years later, Sean Connery’s Jensen was acquired by the Jensen Museum. Jensen CV8 chassis […]

  • MUSEUM CARS

    Vignale Jensen FF 119/004 | First FF Sold To A Customer

    Vignale Jensen FF 119/004 | First FF Sold To A Customer

    Vignale Jensen FF chassis number 119/004, was acquired for the Museum collection in 2008. The car, first owned by Clive Carr, Chairman of the News Of The World , was the first Jensen FF sold to a customer. Today it is believed to be the earliest surviving Jensen FF. The Museum looks at the car’s […]

  • MUSEUM FEATURE

    Peter Monteverdi | Monteverdi, Ferrari, Jensen Triangle

    Peter Monteverdi | Monteverdi, Ferrari, Jensen Triangle

    Peter Monteverdi had been the Swiss distributor for Ferrari cars, until a disagreement with Enzo Ferrari in 1963, led the hot-headed Swiss businessman to dump Ferrari. Enter Jensen, when Monteverdi immediately grabbed the chance of being the Swiss distributor for this small English company. The Museum looks at the history of the Monteverdi-Ferrari-Jensen triangle. Monteverdi, […]

  • MUSEUM CARS

    Vignale Jensen Interceptor | Chassis Number 115/2521

    Vignale Jensen Interceptor | Chassis Number 115/2521

    Vignale Jensen Interceptor, chassis 115/2521, was acquired for the Museum collection in 2014. The car, once owned by the famous 1950s racing driver, Noel Cunningham-Reid, was one of the first Vignale made Interceptors from 1966. The Museum looks at the history that is held on the car so far, and hopes that further information on […]

  • MUSEUM FOCUS

    Bannenberg's Jensen Journey | London - Glasgow

    Bannenberg’s Jensen Journey | London – Glasgow

    Back in the 1960s, Jon Bannenberg was on top of the yacht designer’s game. In fact it is generally accepted that yacht design didn’t exist before Bannenberg. His profile continued to rise and, in 1965, Bannenberg was selected by Cunard as one of the interior designers for their new liner—known initially as Q4, but later […]

  • NEWS UPDATE

    Jensen Museum | Jensen FF

    A Brand New Jensen FF Please !

    How many of us wish we could wind the clock back and order a brand new Jensen FF. Just imagine. The year is 1969, and the distributor has just called you, “good morning sir, your Jensen FF has been delivered to our showroom ready for collection”. Having waited months while your car was built, you […]

  • MUSEUM CARS

    Jensen Museum | Porsche Jensen FF

    Porsche Jensen FF | Chassis Number 119/008

    The Porsche Jensen FF was acquired for the Museum collection in 2016. Curator, Ulric Woodhams, was particularly delighted with the acquisition of Jensen FF 119/008, stating, “this car had been the most historically significant Jensen FF not owned by the Museum. In addition to the car’s historical significance, it has never been restored, thus making […]

  • Jensen FF At Book Launch

    Jensen Museum | James Bond | Solo

    James Bond Does Four-Wheel-Drive

    Ever since Brocolli and Saltzman gave James Bond the Aston Martin DB5, there has been the long running debate of the Aston Martin against Jensen FF. Both the DB5 and the Jensen FF were British built supercars, but certainly there was a strong argument for the Broccoli / Saltzman duo to have given James Bond […]

  • Jensen FF Fashion Icon

    Four-Wheel-Drive Icon At Cresta Run

    Jensen FF at the 125th Anniversary of the Crest Run. Of all the classic cars available to the rich and famous, who wouldn’t want to drive the four-wheel-drive Jensen FF to St.Moritz, to celebrate the 125th anniversary of the Crest Run. One man did exactly that. According to self-confessed Cresta Run addict, and well known […]

  • MUSEUM FEATURE

    French Connection | La Coupe Des Alpes

    Ludovic Parayre, owner of the renouned UK-based classic car dealers, LAP 63, and supporter of the Museum, champions the Jensen FF. French-born Parayre is the first to enter a four-wheel-drive Jensen FF in the 2016 endurance rally,  La Coupe Des Alpes. Parayre gives us a short diary of the event, which as he describes is […]

  • MUSEUM FEATURE

    Vintage Supercharged Jensen FF | Chassis 119/142

    Unique supercharged Jensen FF unveiled. Right at the edge of classic cars versus custom cars lies Jensen FF 119/142, here slowly disintegrating in a Solihull back-garden. The FF was acquired for its new owner by the Banbury-based company ‘Bavarez’. Restoration started back in 2011, and as work developed, the restoration took a turn towards customisation. […]