Since we featured an Italian touring car yesterday, we thought it was only fitting to have a British one today. This 1972 Jensen Interceptor also offers V8 power tucked into a body designed in Italy. It can also provide high speed travel for four people, but with less mechanical drama. This one can be found in Fort Worth, Texas and is listed for sale here on eBay for $6,500 or best offer.
According to the seller, the original owner drove the car for many years until their death when it was stuck under a carport in Arizona. The desert sun baked the interior and paint, but the dry air kept the corrosion at bay. There is a little surface rust here and there which the owners son attempted to stop with some rattle-can primer.
The power-plant in this car should seem less intimating than that of the Maser because it is an American V8. A Chrysler sourced 440 to be exact. The seller claims that they had it running well about six years back before they put it back into storage. They had gone through the brakes, exhaust, and fuel system. They had big plans to redo the upholstery and paint, but never got that far.
These cars were high quality cruisers and that glass hatch in the back even made them functional haulers. This one does look solid compared to other Interceptor projects we have featured in the past. Bringing her back to life will not be cheap, but we think she deserves a better fate than getting parted out. That’s right, the seller claims that if it doesn’t sell, they will pull the drive train out and scrap the rest. Nothing like a threat to get us bidding!