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  • TOUCHING HISTORY

    Jensen Interceptor | Director Model Office Equipment

    Jensen Interceptor | Director Model Office Equipment

    The Jensen Interceptor Director Model office equipment is the first in the Museum’s Touching History features. These are surviving artefacts that allow us to look back and touch history. This feature discusses three surviving items of office equipment, originally out of the Director Model Interceptor. They remain tangible reminders of a unique idea from Good […]

  • THEN & NOW FEATURE

    Jensen Healey 15 036 | Then & Now

    Jensen Healey 15 036 | Then & Now

    Niels-Erik Manniche has been the chairman of the Danish Jensen Owners’ Club since 2015, and owns both a Jensen-Healey, and a Jensen GT. The Jensen-Healey, chassis number 15 036, was one of the few cars sold through the Swedish distributor, AB Wendels, from Malmo. Manniche tells us the story of his Jensen-Healey.  Jensen Healey chassis […]

  • MUSEUM FEATURE

    Jensen Motors | Continental Touring Kit

    Jensen Motors | Continental Touring Kit

    The Jensen Interceptor and FF were launched in 1966. These grand tourer Jensens would be driven over to the continent in greater numbers than ever before, and travel longer distances. Jensen Motors quickly realised that a Continental Touring Kit should be made available for sale or hire. These metal cased touring kits held a variety […]

  • HELP THE MUSEUM

    Jensen SP | Question Of Identity

    The Museum holds a Register of Jensen SP cars, which is updated as and when new information comes available. We hold photographs of two Jensen SP cars which we do not know the relevant chassis numbers. If you can help identify the chassis numbers of the following two vehicles, we would be very pleased to […]

  • MUSEUM FEATURE

    Jensen GT - An Everyday Experience

    Jensen GT | An Everyday Experience

    Museum curator, Ulric Woodhams, acquired a Jensen GT at the end of 2017. The Museum already held the prototype Jensen GT within its collection, but this car was going to serve a different purpose. Woodhams explains, “For some years , it had occurred to me that even under the duress of today’s pressured road systems, […]

  • IMPORTANT JENSEN CARS

    Jensen's Office On Wheels | The Director Model

    Jensen’s Office On Wheels | The Director Model

    Back in 1969, Jensen’s publicity guru, Tony Good, came up with a novel idea. An office on wheels for the fast living company director. With ship designer, Jon Bannenberg on board to create the look, and Good using his contacts to get the unique car into Harrod’s Banking Hall, the stage was set for Jensen’s […]

  • RECOLLECTIONS

    Ron Clover's Jensen Days

    Ron Clover’s Jensen Days

    Brought up in London’s East End, by the 1960s, Ron Clover, was a partner in a successful engineering business. It was the time both Clover, and his partner, Brown, flirted with the new Italian-bodied Jensen.  In fact both partners bought Interceptors and FFs. London, in the 1960s, was an exciting place to be, and could […]

  • JENSEN CARS ON CELLULOID

    Jensen Convertible | Assault On Agathon

    Jensen Convertible | Assault On Agathon

    Back in 1974, Jensen Motors boss, Kjell Qvale, was approached by film producer, Nico Minardos, about using a Jensen in a new film he would be producing. With the new flagship Jensen Convertible having just been launched, this seemed like an excellent opportunity for product placement. But Qvale went further, not only did he offer […]

  • LIFE & TIMES JENSEN EMPLOYEE

    Jensen Motors Inspector | Life & Times

    Jensen Motors Inspector | Life & Times

    Frank Nation ended up working at Jensen Motors in 1944, as an Inspector. Being on Reserved Occupation, it wasn’t Nation’s choice to go to Jensen Motors, he had to go where the authorities believed he was best needed. He remained at Jensen Motors from 1944 until the Company closed down in 1976. Using material from […]

  • ACTION VIDEO

    Hendrix Jensen FF | Wenkart’s Last Drive

    Hendrix Jensen FF | Wenkart’s Last Drive

      Sydney-based private hospital entrepreneur, Dr Tom Wenkart, takes a last drive in his famous Hendrix Jensen FF. Wenkart, purchased a Jensen FF in June 1976. The car, chassis number 119/195,  was originally owned by Mitch Mitchell, the drummer with the Jimi Hendrix Experience. At the time of purchase, Wenkart was oblivious to the Rock […]

  • DAY IN THE LIFE

    Jensen Motors Trim Shop Worker | Day In The Life

    Jensen Motors Trim Shop Worker | Day In The Life

    Sandra Bath (later Sandra Nation) joined Jensen Motors  just before Christmas 1960. Bath started work in the Trim Shop stuffing seats. Later she put the fastenings onto the carpets, and worked the machine that put the windows in the soft-tops of Austin Healey cars. Bath worked at Jensen Motors between 1960 and 1966. I turned […]

  • MUSEUM CARS

    Jensen GT Prototype | GNX 581N

    Jensen GT | Prototype | GNX 581N

    Kjell Qvale was excited about the Jensen GT project. He thought this sporty smaller-engined shooting brake car, with a beautifully refined interior, could be the saviour for Jensen Motors. Particularly since Interceptor sales had bombed. Indeed, the Jensen GT might have been the saviour, but unfortunately it was too late to make any real difference. […]

  • MUSEUM CARS

    Jensen-Healey MK.I | UUU 692M

    Jensen-Healey MK.I | UUU 692M

    Today, it is hard to find an original unmolested Jensen Healey in good condition. The market place generally consists of poor examples requiring full restoration, and just very occasionally, fully restored cars. Jensen Healey UUU 692M is one such original unmolested car. Having a sheltered life from new, and being rarely used. This immaculate low […]

  • BUYERS GUIDE

    Jensen FF | Buyers Guide

    Jensen FF | Buyers Guide

    Today Jensen FF prices seem to be ever ascending, and media interest is often focused on this single Jensen model.  And so it should be. But why it has taken so long, for this revolutionary vehicle to take its rightful place at the pinnacle of motoring history, is nothing short of a paradox. The Museum […]

  • MUSEUM FEATURE

    JNSN Lorry | Chassis Number 3133/289

    JNSN Lorry | Chassis Number 3133/289

    Approximately 550 JLC (Jensen Light Commercial) lorries are thought to have been manufactured between 1947 and 1950. Today only about 1-2% are believed to have survived. In part this was due to the special alloy chassis, which meant these lorries had a high scrap value. JLC lorry, chassis number 3133 / 289, survived as a […]