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  • HISTORY FEATURE

    Jensen Owners' Club | Their First Car Membership Badge

    Jensen Owners’ Club | Their First Car Membership Badge

    Unbelievably there had not been a club dedicated to Jensen cars until 1971, although it was the following year before it was officially named The Jensen Owners’ Club. Founder, Len Jackson, immediately set about creating a membership badge which could be fitted to the car. The badge design was complex, and after some years, and […]

  • RECOLLECTIONS

    Austin Healey Track | Kendrick’s Recollections

    Clive Kendrick joined Jensen Motors in 1963 as an apprentice, and after spending time in various departments, including the trim shop, he was placed with a sub-assembly ‘gang’ on the Austin Healey track. Kendrick gives the Museum his recollections of the various procedures, and ‘gangs’ that led an Austin Healey to become a completed shell […]

  • LIFE & TIMES OF A JENSEN EMPLOYEE

    Jensen’s Top Valeter | Maud Pritchard

    Jensen’s Top Valeter | Maud Pritchard

    “No one could clean a vehicle like Maud, her attention to detail was phenomenal, and how she cleaned glass was something from a magicians act – you just didn’t know there was glass there !” John Page – Technical Service Representative, Service Department, Jensen Motors.   Jensen’s Top Valeter | Maud Pritchard | Early Years […]

  • HISTORY FEATURE

    Jensen Healey | Jensen Parts & Service Motorsport Venture

    Jensen Healey | Jensen Parts & Service Motorsport Venture

      The year was 1977, the event was Mallory Park Race Course, near Nuneaton. On the starting grid, a blue painted race spec Jensen Healey, with former Jensen Motors Technical Representative, John Page, in crash helmet, behind the wheel. But, what had led up to this moment. The Museum looks at the history of Jensen […]

  • LIFE & TIMES OF A JENSEN EMPLOYEE

    Duerr's Chauffeur | Albert E. Jackson

    Duerr’s Chauffeur | Albert E. Jackson

    Brought to Jensen Motors by Carl Duerr. Jackson had been working at the Albany Hotel, Birmingham, as a doorman.  Duerr was staying at the Albany frequently during 1968, and found that Jackson would always go out of his way to help everyone, including Duerr himself. Taking a liking to Jackson’s calm and friendly manner, Duerr […]

  • FAMOUS JENSEN OWNERS

    Donald Campbell's Jensen | Interceptor Chassis Number '74'

    Donald Campbell’s Jensen | Interceptor Chassis Number ’74’

    Donald Campbell of Bluebird fame, is believed to have purchased an indigo blue Jensen Interceptor in 1956. However, his daughter Gina, doesn’t remember her father’s ownership of a Jensen, which inevitably casts some doubt on Campbell’s Jensen ownership. The Museum pieces together some of the life of Donald Campbell, and the history of  Jensen Interceptor […]

  • FAMOUS JENSEN OWNERS

    Norrie Paramor | Jensen Interceptor

    Norrie Paramor | Jensen Interceptor

    Perhaps today, the name, Norrie Paramor, isn’t recognised by many, outside of those into the history of pop music.  Back in the swinging sixties, Paramor was one of EMI’s top producers of pop music and rock & roll, and even teenagers of the day would have known his name. The Museum looks at the epic […]

  • MUSEUM FOCUS

    Jensen Interceptor CMB 19F | Leo Carter's Photo-Shoot

    Jensen Interceptor CMB 19F | Leo Carter’s Photo-Shoot

    Back in June 1968, professional photographer, Leo Carter, was given a photographic assignment. Take a new Jensen Interceptor  out into the country, and undertake a photo-shoot with a model. Kitted out in the cutting edge of 1968 fashion, the model would be photographed both standing by the Jensen, and sitting in the driving seat. Carolyn […]

  • 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 […]