Jensen car production

Something like 19,000 Jensen cars have been produced over the years, beginning in 1935 with the open sports tourer which the brothers are said to have dubbed the "White Lady". Here's a ready reckoner to Jensen car production since that time.

Jensen 3½ Litre (S-type)
1935 to 1945
50 produced, mainly RHD with one known LHD
Ford 3622cc V8 engines
Three-speed manual gearboxes with Columbia dual-ratio axle
Saloon, drophead coupé and sports touring bodies in aluminium over ash frames

Jensen 2¼ Litre (X-type)
1937 to 1938
3 produced, all RHD
Ford 2227cc V8 engines
Three-speed manual gearboxes with Columbia dual-ratio axle
Saloon bodies in aluminium over ash frames

Jensen 2¼ Litre (K-type)
1938
1 produced, RHD
Steyr 2260cc S6 engine
Four-speed manual gearbox
Drophead coupé body in aluminium over ash frame

Jensen 4¼ Litre (H-type)
1938 to 1946
14 produced, mainly RHD with one known LHD
Nash 4232cc S8 usual, Lincoln 4378cc V12 engine for the LHD
Three-speed manual gearboxes with Columbia dual-ratio axle
Saloon, drophead coupé, fixed head coupé and sports touring bodies in aluminium over ash frames

Jensen PW
1946 to 1951
18 produced, mainly RHD with perhaps a couple in LHD
Austin 3993cc S6 engines (in final form)
Four-speed manual gearboxes
Saloon bodies in aluminium over ash frames, and perhaps a couple of drophead coupés

Jensen Interceptor
1950 to 1957
88 produced, mainly RHD with a few LHD
Austin 3993cc S6 engines usual, but two with Chrysler Hemi V8s
Four-speed manual gearboxes
Saloon and drophead coupé bodies in aluminium

Jensen 541, 541 Deluxe, 541R and 541S
1955 to 1963
546 produced, mainly RHD with two LHD
Austin 3993cc S6 engines, a couple of specials with V8s
Four-speed manual gearboxes throughout but four-speed Rolls-Royce
Hydramatics usual on the 541S
Saloon bodies (and a couple of experimental convertibles) in fibreglass

Jensen C-V8 Mks I, II and III
1962 to 1966
500 produced, mainly RHD with a few LHD
Chrysler 361ci and 383ci V8 engines
TorqueFlite automatic transmission standard but a few four-speed manuals made
Saloon bodies in fibreglass, plus one experimental convertible and a De Ville

Jensen Interceptor Series I, II and III
1966 to 1976
6408 produced, LHD and RHD
Chrysler 383ci and 440ci V8 engines, 4-bbl and 6-bbl carburation
TorqueFlite automatic transmission with a few four-speed manuals up to 1969
Saloon, Convertible and Coupé bodies in steel

Jensen FF Series I, II and III
1966 to 1971
320 produced, all RHD
Chrysler 383ci V8 engines with Ferguson Formula all wheel drive
TorqueFlite automatic transmission
Saloon bodies in steel

Jensen-Healey Mks 1 and 2
1972 to 1975
10502 produced, LHD and RHD
Lotus 1973cc S4 engines
Usually four-speed manual gearboxes but five-speeds on last examples
Convertible bodies in steel

Jensen GT
1975 to 1976
511 produced, LHD and RHD
Lotus 1973cc S4 engines
Five speed manual gearboxes
Estate bodies in steel

Jensen Interceptor S4
1983 to 1992
14 produced, LHD and RHD
Chrysler 360ci V8 engines
TorqueFlite automatic transmission
Saloon, Hardtop and Convertible bodies in steel

Jensen S-V8
1998 to 2005
Approx 40 shells produced, not all built up, RHD
Ford 4601cc V8 engines
Five-speed manual gearboxes
Open sports bodies in fibreglass and steel


How many of these survive? Have a look here.

 

Richard Calver

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