A fully restored 1968 Jensen Interceptor Mk 1, originally owned by national treasure Eric Morecambe, is up for auction. Expected to make around £100k.
Eric Morecambe may be long gone, but he’s still a national treasure even to a younger generation thanks to re-runs of the Morecambe and Wise Show, especially at Christmas.
That ‘National Treasure’ tag saw a recent ITV documentary air which showed Eric’s 1968 Jensen Interceptor meet up with his son, Gary, and the man who drove Eric to hospital after he had a heart attack in his Jenson.
And now the fully restored 1968 Jensen Interceptor is up for sale at Silverstone Auctions.
The Interceptor was tracked down in 2014 by Nick Whale, now Silverstone Auctions MD, and he had it lovingly restored by Cropredy Bridge so it was just as Eric would have known it.
One of just 30 Mk 1 Interceptors left, the car is desirable in its own right – after all, it was so stupidly expensive when Eric bought it that it cost more than a new Aston Martin DB6 – but despite that, and the ownership of Eric Morecambe, the pre-sale estimate is only around £100k.
Compared to some of the properly bonkers prices even third rate classics now seem to garner, Eric Morecambe’s Jenson looks like it could be a proper bargain buy.
The Silverstone Auction sale with Eric’s Morecambe’s Jensen Interceptor will be held at the NEC on 11 and 12 November.