First produced in 1950, the Jensen Motors made Interceptor was launched as a Touring car with parts borrowed from Austin and the initial body being supplied by bespoke Italian coachbuilder, Vignale. Subsequent bodies were produced in-house. The brand eventually died down after Jensen Motors made huge losses producing it for the next seven years.
This brand was subsequently revived after a gap of a decade with the company giving it a more powerful V8 6.3 litre engine (made by Chrysler) and the styling being done by another Italian bespoke coachbuilder - Carrozzeria Touring.
The new designer provided this car with a unique wrap-around curved rear window that also served as a tailgate. With radio, reclining front seats, electric windows, Jensen Motors understanding was that this new Interceptor model would take over sales of other competititive touring cars, but that didn't exactly happen.
So the firm over the next ten years offered customers with two more engine options - one with a 5.9 litre and with a more powerful 7.2 litre. But these options also didn't work and after producing less than 6500 cars (until 1976) winded up.
|- Premium collectible|
|- Licensed product|
|- Material: ZAMAC (zinc alloy), Rubber and Plastic|
|- Non-opening bonnet, boot and doors|
|- On plinth (platform base)|
|Box Dimension (in inches)||6 x 3 x 3|