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History and Heritage

  • HISTORY FEATURE

    Jensen Healey Story

    The Jensen Healey Story has been written many times. However, Dutch Jensen historian, Han Kamp, gives us a fresh perspective on the whole saga of the Jensen Healey, from Donald Healey’s X500 project in the late 1960s, through to the iconic Jensen Healey that we know today. Long before the official presentation of the Jensen […]

  • DAY IN THE LIFE SERIES

    Jensen Motors Chief Engineer | Day In The Life

    Jensen Motors Chief Engineer | Day In The Life

    Michael (Mike) Jones came to work at Jensen Motors from Rootes in February 1964, initially working in the Drawing Office as Chassis Project Engineer. Within the drawing office, Jones was working mainly on the Sunbeam Tiger. Later he became Assistant Chief Engineer under Beattie, and was involved in development work on the Jensen Interceptor and […]

  • DAY IN THE LIFE SERIES

    Jensen Museum | Nick Maltby draughtsman at Jensen Motors.

    Jensen Motors Draughtsman | Day In The Life

    Continuing our Day In The Life series, Nick Maltby gives us his Day In The Life of a draughtsman at Jensen Motors. Maltby joined Jensen Motors in 1959 as a draughtsman, working at the Carter’s Green factory. After leaving briefly to join Ford, he re-joined Jensen Motors as a draughtsman at Kelvin Way. The Museum […]

  • Day In The Life SERIES

    Jensen Museum | Tony Marshall Jensen Motors.

    Jensen Motors Sales Manager | Day In The Life

    Tony Marshall joined Jensen Motors in 1967 as Assistant Sales Manager. A small ad in Motor Magazine was advertising the position, and Marshall was quick to send off a letter along with CV. Currently working for BMC (where he was involved in market research) Marshall was keen to join Jensen Motors, and to be involved […]

  • MUSEUM A-Z LEXICON

    Jensen Motors | Company Secretary

    Jensen Motors | Company Secretary A-Z

    Jensen Motors had no less than five Company Secretaries during the time the Company was in business. The first, J.B.Stevenson, had remained in that position from 1928 all the way through to 1964. The following four Company Secretaries only lasted a few years each. The short periods of employment in that position, indicative of the […]

  • IMPORTANT JENSEN CARS

    Jensen Museum | Jensen 541

    Jensen 541 Abbott Drop-Head | 541/3/4564 | Then & Now

    Back in 2010, one of only two Jensen 541 Abbott drop-heads, built by coachbuilder E.D. Abbott, had emerged from a barn in Kent. For close to 50 years the Jensen had remained in dry storage. Jensen historian, Keith Anderson, inspected the car in as found condition, and tells us the story. As Jensen enthusiasts know, […]

  • Famous Jensen Owners

    Harold Robbins' Jensens

    Harold Robbins’ Jensens

    Best selling author, Harold Robbins, was big news at the Jensen factory during the 1960s and 1970s.  He purchased one of the first MK.I left-hand-drive Interceptors, then a MK.II Interceptor, and a Jensen Convertible. By the 1960s, Robbins was on top of the authoring game, having dished out a variety of novels, some of which […]

  • History Feature

    Two Brothers with Vision – Alan & Richard Jensen

    The motoring world gasped, when in 1965, the small West Bromwich car company, Jensen Motors Ltd, unveiled the four-wheel-drive CV8 Jensen FF. It was a satisfying moment in particular for Richard Jensen, who had harboured the dream of a four-wheel-drive Jensen, after meeting Tony Rolt of Harry Ferguson Research. The two Jensen brothers, Alan and […]

  • Museum A-Z Lexicon

    Jensen Motors Employees A - Z

    Jensen Motors Employees A-Z

    Who were the Jensen Motors employees, involved in producing the must have cars of the time. From the colourful Carl Duerr, to Richard Graves, gentleman personified. It was a dedicated workforce from shop floor to managing directors office, and everyone loved the product they were producing. Not that this was an easy ride, as service […]

  • Museum A-Z Lexicon

    Jensen Motors Distributors A-Z

    Until the birth of the Italian styled Jensen Interceptor and FF, Jensen Motors had a ‘small family’ of distributors that sold the company’s cars. Bearing in mind the relatively small number of Jensen cars being produced at that time they had no need for a larger distribution scheme. This was about to change. As the […]

  • Museum Feature

    Jensen FF Badging

    Unique badging for the new four-wheel-drive Jensen FF, started off almost as an afterthought on the CV8 FF. Just a simple chromed ‘FF’ badge identified the ground breaking car. It was with the launch of the Italian styled FF in 1966, that Jensen Motors ( helped by some pushing behind the scenes from Harry Ferguson […]

  • MUSEUM A-Z LEXICON

    Jensen Museum | Tony Good | Good Relations

    Good Relations Key Personalities A-Z

    Good Relations, was the aptly named company founded by public relations guru, Tony Good, in 1961. The company went on to become the first public relations business to be listed on the London Stock Exchange. During the 1960s, Good Relations picked up a variety of interesting accounts, including Jensen Motors. Other major accounts included the […]

  • HISTORY FEATURE

    The Jackie Stewart Story

    During July 1968, an enquiry about purchasing an FF came to Jensen Motors via Major Tony Rolt, the Managing Director of Harry Ferguson Research Ltd. The interested party was Jackie Stewart,  the famous racing car driver. Stewart was a personal friend of Rolt and was keen to purchase a new FF. Towards the end of […]

  • VIDEO INTERVIEW

    Jensen Museum | Jensen 541

    Jensen Motors Employee, Phil Grice, Interviewed

    Phil Grice is interviewed by leading Jensen historian, Keith Anderson. With an excellently controlled, yet relaxed interview technique by Anderson, Grice gives us a fascinating glimpse into the world of Jensen Motors from 1946 through to 1964. Grice left school at 14 and wanted to work within the motor trade. A friend mentioned that Jensen […]

  • MUSEUM FEATURE

    Jensen FF | Ski-Slope Adventure

    Jensen FF | Ski-Slope Adventure

    In late 1967, two motoring magazines, Motor, and Autocar, asked Jensen Motors if they could have loan of a Jensen FF for appraisal of the four-wheel-drive system.  Autocar further requested that they would like to drive the Jensen FF across to Switzerland, giving them the chance to use the car in all weather conditions over […]