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  • FAMOUS JENSEN OWNERS

    Jensen 541 | Reg Butler | Sculptor

    Reg Butler, one time assistant to Henry Moore, became one of the leading Sculptors in post-war Britain. He purchased a Jensen 541 in 1957, stating, “driving fast in a motor car that’s shaped like a piece of sculpture, gives one that sensation of speed in almost a plastic form…”. The Museum looks back at Butler’s […]

  • HISTORY FEATURE

    Jensen-Healey | Honeymoon With The Healey

    Jensen-Healey | Honeymoon With The Healey

    In January 1973 Autocar magazine purchased a new Jensen Healey from Jensen Motors for long term testing. MML 158L had a specification of red along with black vinyl trim. The Museum looks at Autocar’s long term testing of the Jensen Healey.   Jensen-Healey | Honeymoon With The Healey | Hutton’s Loan Sports Editor, Ray Hutton […]

  • THE DRIVING SEAT SERIES

    Jensen C-V8 Chassis Number 112/2379 | The Driving Seat

    Jensen C-V8 Chassis Number 112/2379 | The Driving Seat

    This is the first of the Museum’s The Driving Seat features. In this first feature, Trevor Pyman, the current owner of Jensen C-V8 112/2379, has explored the history of his Jensen, and tells the Museum who has been in The Driving Seat of his car.   Jensen C-V8 Chassis Number 112/2379 | The Driving Seat […]

  • THEN & NOW FEATURE

    Jensen FF Press Car 119/117 | Then & Now

    Jensen FF Press Car 119/117 | Then & Now

    Jensen FF, chassis 119/117, was acquired for the Museum collection in 2007. This famous Jensen FF press car had languished in a garage since the 1970s, and had never been restored. As such it is one of the most original Jensen FF cars surviving today. Now fifty years old, the Museum has assembled a photographic […]

  • HISTORY FEATURE

    Voxson's Jensen Connection

    Voxson’s Jensen Connection

    Voxson’s fresh to market Stereo 8 car entertainment system was cutting edge technology when introduced in 1968. It was Jensen’s Export Sales Manager, Tony Marshall, that saw the new unit on the Voxson stand at the Geneva Motor Show. Marshall knew this was just the right unit for the Interceptor and FF, and negotiations for […]

  • HISTORY FEATURE

    Voxson A Tumultuous History

    Voxson | A Tumultuous History

    Many Jensen owners of today, own and drive a car with a Voxson Stereo 8 in place. Few will know much of the tumultuous history of  this famous Italian electronics company, and its connection with the infamous P2 Lodge. One thing’s for sure, no Jensen owner will look at their Voxson Stereo in the same […]

  • HISTORY FEATURE

    Jensen Interceptor Convertible

    Jensen Interceptor Convertible

    On the 22nd March 1974, Jensen Motors announced the new Jensen Interceptor Convertible. The new drop-head Jensen was the inspiration of Company President, Kjell Qvale, and was being pitched as a viable and sexy alternative to the Rolls Royce Corniche. This was an awkward time for all major automobile manufactures, let alone a small company […]

  • TOUCHING HISTORY

    Jensen Interceptor | Director Model Office Equipment

    Jensen Interceptor | Director Model Office Equipment

    The Jensen Interceptor Director Model office equipment is the first in the Museum’s Touching History features. These are surviving artefacts that allow us to look back and touch history. This feature discusses three surviving items of office equipment, originally out of the Director Model Interceptor. They remain tangible reminders of a unique idea from Good […]

  • THEN & NOW FEATURE

    Jensen Healey 15 036 | Then & Now

    Jensen Healey 15 036 | Then & Now

    Niels-Erik Manniche has been the chairman of the Danish Jensen Owners’ Club since 2015, and owns both a Jensen-Healey, and a Jensen GT. The Jensen-Healey, chassis number 15 036, was one of the few cars sold through the Swedish distributor, AB Wendels, from Malmo. Manniche tells us the story of his Jensen-Healey.  Jensen Healey chassis […]

  • MUSEUM FEATURE

    Jensen Motors | Continental Touring Kit

    Jensen Motors | Continental Touring Kit

    The Jensen Interceptor and FF were launched in 1966. These grand tourer Jensens would be driven over to the continent in greater numbers than ever before, and travel longer distances. Jensen Motors quickly realised that a good Continental Touring Kit should be made available for sale or hire. These metal cased touring kits held a […]

  • HELP THE MUSEUM

    Jensen SP | Question Of Identity

    The Museum holds a Register of Jensen SP cars, which is updated as and when new information comes available. We hold photographs of two Jensen SP cars which we do not know the relevant chassis numbers. If you can help identify the chassis numbers of the following two vehicles, we would be very pleased to […]

  • MUSEUM FEATURE

    Jensen GT - An Everyday Experience

    Jensen GT | An Everyday Experience

    Museum curator, Ulric Woodhams, acquired a Jensen GT at the end of 2017. The Museum already held the prototype Jensen GT within its collection, but this car was going to serve a different purpose. Woodhams explains, “For some years , it had occurred to me that even under the duress of today’s pressured road systems, […]

  • IMPORTANT JENSEN CARS

    Jensen's Office On Wheels | The Director Model

    Jensen’s Office On Wheels | The Director Model

    Back in 1969, Jensen’s publicity guru, Tony Good, came up with a novel idea. An office on wheels for the fast living company director. With ship designer, Jon Bannenberg on board to create the look, and Good using his contacts to get the unique car into Harrod’s Banking Hall, the stage was set for Jensen’s […]

  • RECOLLECTIONS

    Ron Clover's Jensen Days

    Ron Clover’s Jensen Days

    Brought up in London’s East End, by the 1960s, Ron Clover, was a partner in a successful engineering business. It was the time both Clover, and his partner, Brown, flirted with the new Italian-bodied Jensen.  In fact both partners bought Interceptors and FFs. London, in the 1960s, was an exciting place to be, and could […]

  • 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 […]