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  • RESTORATION AID

    Jensen CV8 Engine-Bays

    Jensen CV8 Engine-Bays

    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 engine-bay of […]

  • 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 […]

  • IMPORTANT JENSEN 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 […]

  • JENSEN FACTORY SERIES

    Pensnett Factory | Jensen Motors

    Jensen Motors | Pensnett Factory, Kingswinford

    The Pensnett factory (works) at Kingswinford, concludes the series of three features about the Jensen Motors factories. Swiss Jensen Car Club Secretary, Felix Kistler, has researched the three factories, and; together with various photographs and drawings; gives us a unique insight to the various areas of use within each factory. Kistler hopes that viewers might […]

  • 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 […]