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. Uniquely, it was decided to leave the body in steel, but to paint the roof panel only, in a contrasting burgundy red. This allowed the copious lead loading applied at Jensen Motors to be seen.
A lacquer finish was sprayed directly over the steel and lead loading to seal the bodywork. Further customisation included a full ‘vintage-style’ supercharged engine, which necessitated a large hole in the bonnet for it to fit, along with a set of customised wheels with racing tyres.
The entire interior was retrimmed, but this was completed with originality in mind.
The vintage supercharged Jensen FF was unveiled at the NEC Classic Car Show in 2014. Bavarez brought in brand-supermodel, Harraidnie Beau, for the unveiling.
Musician, and classic car lover, Fuzz Townsend also took part.
Bavarez were quick to mention to those who were unimpressed with the customisation of a historic vehicle, that all the original components, such as the engine, have been retained.
It is the owner’s intention to revert the car to factory specification at a later point.
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