Jensen Interceptor MKIII 1971

Jensen Interceptor MK3 128/4347

Engine,

Block bored plus 30, tunnel bored and decked. Forged crank, ground 10-10 & balanced. Hi volume oil pump. Windage tray. Deep sump & oil pick up. Reconditioned & balanced connecting rods. ARP main cap stud kit and connecting rod bolts. Forged flat top pistons. 440 source alloy cylinder heads with stainless steel valves and roller rockers. New bearings, rings, gaskets & seals. ARP rocker shaft bolts & head bolts. Chrome molly push rods. Comp-Cams extreme energy camshaft & lifters. Duplex true roller timing chain and steel adjustable sprockets. Improved specification harmonic balancer. All moving parts are new or reconditioned. All bolts & fixings new, ARP  or stainless steel. Edelbrock performer inlet manifold. Edelbrock AVS 650CFM carburettor. New remote oil filter flexible hoses. Penrite oil and Ryco filter. Zinc plated throttle linkages. New engine mounts. A very nice smooth and tractable engine.

 

Gearbox,

Fully overhauled with Kevlar linings and shift improver kit. New transmission cooler flexible hoses. New gearbox mount. Speedometer cable. Restored shifter mechanism. Penrite transmission fluid.

 

Rear axle,

Fully overhauled with new bearings and seals. Penrite lim-slip oil.

 

Brakes,

Fully over overhauled with new master cylinder and servo. Stainless steel caliper pistons & new seals. New fluid reservoirs and hoses. Goodridge braded flexible hoses. EBC Kevlar brake pads. Overhauled discs and rear bias valve. Overhauled hand brake calipers and mechanism. New vacuum hoses and clamps. Penrite Dot-4 fluid.

 

Cooling system,

New custom alloy radiator. Up-rated curved blade cooling fans mounted in original restored fan cowling. Fitted with an adjustable thermo switch. Alloy hi-flow water pump and housing. New hi-flow thermostat and housing. New hoses and clamps. Overhauled heater matrix. Penrite 5, year coolant.

 

Electrical system,

New wiring harness. 100, amp alternator. Overhauled instruments. New fuse boxes. New horns, town & country. New screen washer motor & bottle. New windscreen wiper motor. New electric window lift motors. NOS Radiomobile Stereo 8 radio cassette unit and new speakers. New chrome mast electric aerial. Rebuilt clock and new cigar lighter. New interior lights, new under bonnet service light. New door open warning lights and switches. New number plate light assembly. New rocker switches thru out. New oil pressure and temperature sender units. New earth straps. Battery cables and terminals. New Hi-Torque Starter motor, cables and terminals. New optima red-top battery with isolator switch.

 

 

 

Ignition system,

New hi quality Rev-n-ator distributor, coil and control unit. Magnecore ignition leads. NGK platinum spark plugs.

 

 

 

Body,

Stripped to bare metal. Only minor rust found in left hand outer sill, left hand floor, drivers floor and tail gate frame. All rust cut out and new steel welded in. Repainted in its original colour, Royal Blue, in 2-Pac paint. New top-tint windscreen. New rubber seals & window channels thru out. New badges. Restored original grills. Restored bright work. New stainless steel sill trims and jacking point covers. New left and righthand door mirrors. New under bonnet insulation. New heat reflective bulkhead insulation. Zinc plated bonnet catch mechanism.

 

Interior trim,

Modern heat and sound deadening material used thru out. Full re-trim in correct grade & grain of Tan leather. Cut on the original factory patterns. Rebuilt seats with new foams and webbing. New Wilton wool carpet, bound in leather. New correct headlining, cant rails and sun visors. New carpets and side panels in the luggage area. Re-skinned dashboard. NOS gear knob. New rear luggage cover, knurled nuts. Nardi wood rimmed steering wheel. Re-chromed eye-ball dashboard vents .New colour matched retractable seat belts.

 

Exhaust system,

New Delta Motorsport tubular exhaust manifolds. New stainless, steel exhaust system. New exhaust mounts. New thermo insulation and heat shields.

 

Air conditioning system,

New modern compressor, condenser, drier, hoses, thermostat and overhauled evaporator. Restored heater / AC unit, flaps & seals. New curved blade electric cooling fan. New A/C and heater control switch legends. 

 

Wheels & tyres,

5 restored original GKN alloy wheels. New Wheel nuts, center caps and holders.New valves and balanced. 5 new 215/7015 radial tyres.

 

Fuel system,

Overhauled fuel tank. New electric fuel pump and filter. New fuel lines, hoses and clamps thru out. Overhauled fuel tank sender unit and fuel gauge.

 

 

Steering and suspension,

Overhauled steering rack, column and coupling. New power steering pump and hoses. Suspension uprights converted to sealed ball joints. New upper & lower ball joints. Super-pro bushes thru out. Koni dampers. New front springs and overhauled rear springs. New Panhard rod bushes. New wheel bearings and seals. Penrite high temperature greases.

 

Further details.

Originally supplied by Charles Follett Berkeley Street Mayfair London. To Guy Naggar, then head of Keyser Ullman merchant bank in East London. The car had its first service at Frankie Zanolettie (Jensen distributor for Switzerland) Auto-Sport-Service in Geneve. By the mid 1970’s the car was living in Sydney Australia. The car remained with the same owner until 1994, when it had covered 142.791 miles. In 1994 the car changed hands and the new owner began a restoration. After completing the restoration of the body, the car was put into storage, where it remained until 2012, when the restoration resumed. The car comes with the copies of the original factory build sheets, warranty work carried out and first service voucher. Information about the original owner, Guy Naggar and Keyser Ullman bank. The original owners hand book. Original brochures, keys and key fob. Original data tags. Photographs and invoices for the restoration. The car has not been on the road since 1994 and all the mechanical parts are zero timed, with only road test mileage only.