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    Jensen Motors Paint Shop Operator | Recollections

    Jensen Motors Paint Shop Operator | Recollections

    An impromptu telephone call from Peter Stait’s brother, Tony, in 1972, led him to join Jensen Motors as a Paint Operator. Tony Stait had been employed at Jensen Motors as a paint sprayer since the late 1960s. He had often mentioned to his brother, Peter, that he should apply for a job there. With large […]


    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 […]


    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 […]


    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, […]


    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 […]


    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 […]


    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 […]


    Jensen Museum | Porsche Jensen FF

    Porsche Jensen FF | New Acquisition

    Porsche Jensen FF acquired for the Museum collection. Curator, Ulric Woodhams, is delighted with the acquisition, 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 the car an important resource for the Museum.” The […]

  • 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 […]


    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 […]


    Vintage Supercharged Jensen FF

    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. […]


    Jensen Museum | Audi Museum

    Jensen FF At Audi Museum Exhibition

    Four-wheel-drive exhibition at the Audi Museum included the Jensen FF. The Audi Museum at Ingolstadt, Germany, mounted an exhibition examining the history of four-wheel-drive vehicles. Not surprisingly, the Jensen FF, along with Audi’s Quattro, had centre stage. The exhibition included prototypes, such as the pre-war Bugatti Type 53, and the post-war Cisitalia 360 racing car. […]