Please note that the cars shown in this database are part of our collection but may not be on display when you visit.
We are only able to display approximately 150 cars at a time yet have over 400 cars in our collection (only a sample is represented on this site at this time). Thank you!
Over the years, there has been a fascination with fitting big American engines in lightweight British cars. The Interceptor line began in 1949, and came with an English chassis, an Italian body, and a variety of engines. The Mk III’s most distinctive styling feature is the large, glass, fastback hatch. It was lavish inside – passengers were surrounded by leather seats and wool carpets. Not only was the Interceptor luxurious, it was also fast - powered by an American Chrysler v-8 engine. When Road & Track tested one in 1970, they found that its huge v-8 was capable of accelerating from zero to 60 mph
in 7.1 seconds. In addition to luxury and speed, Jensen also featured advanced technology, pioneering the use of anti-lock brakes. Jensen Motors Ltd. failed in 1976, a victim of increasing competition and spiraling production costs. The Mk III was built from 1974-76 with a total of 327 being produced (63 of which were black).