A 1975 Jensen Interceptor III with just 9,000 miles from new crosses the block at Silverstone Auctions British Marques May sale at Heythrop Park.
The Jensen Interceptor is an iconic car, and its appeal never really diminishes, even if it is, unless you are very lucky, a pretty badly assembled car and prone to rust.
Owned by the rich and famous in period – from Frank Sinatra to Cliff Richard, Eric Morecambe to Henry Cooper – it’s stood the test of time in the looks department, and the very rare Jensen FF with its innovative 4WD brought four-wheel drive to supercars decades before anyone else.
But prices for the Interceptor have never really caught fire, and although in period it was on a par with an Aston V8, its value in the classic car market is tiny in comparison.
That makes the Interceptor something of a classic bargain, and that’s demonstrated by a 1975 Jensen Inteceptor III with just 9,000 miles on the clock which is heading for Silverstone Auction’s British Marques May Sale with a guide price of just £60-70k.
Supplied new in 1975, this Interceptor comes in Old English white with Red Leather, has had just three owners from new, always been dry stored and recently had a very light restoration. Who wouldn’t want it?
Other interesting stuff up for grabs at the sale include a 1962 Jaguar MKII 3.8 with just 8,725 miles on the clock expected to fetch £45-55k, an Allard Palm Beach at £75-95k and the slightly odd 1989 Railton F29 Claremont at £60-70k.
Silverstone Auction’s British Marques sale is on 11 May at Heythrop Park.