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  • RESTORATION AID

    Jensen 541 Cracked Heads | Replace Or Repair ?

    Using the Austin 6 cylinder cast-iron engine, the Jensen 541 head can be susceptible to cracks. It is a known problem, but the question is how best to solve it. With originality always uppermost in his mind, Museum curator, Ulric Woodhams, looks at the problem, and would recommend repair. Today, one can purchase a brand […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 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 […]