Sports Car Hauler: 1976 Jensen GT

You either love them or hate them, but there is no denying that the Jensen Healey GT is a rare sight. Only a couple hundred were ever imported to our shores and most have suffered from neglect. This example could be one of the nicer ones still around. Find it here on eBay out of Moraga California with a buy it now price of $7,500 and the option to make an offer.

I have a dilemma, I need a new car. I want a sports car, but need to be able to haul things once in a while. A Miata or a MG would be fun, but I would be out of luck if I ever needed to transport anything more than myself and a friend. If only they would stick a roof on there with a hatch out back! Well, I guess I could always get one of these…

The Jensen Healey GT offered sports car agility with some space in the back. This particular one is claimed to be all original and to have only covered 55k miles. Those claims are not hard to believe when you look in here. The interior appears to be in excellent condition and even includes some sheep skin seat covers. I despise those furry things, but they seem to be obligatory equipment for cars from the seventies.

It is wild to think that Donald Healey himself teamed up with Jensen to build these cars. The twin-cam engines were even provided by Lotus. There were some big names involved here but the timing was all wrong. The GT was actually the last car Jensen Healey released before closing their doors. That may be a bad omen, but I still kind of want this one…

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Comments

  1. paul

    Cool larger version of a BGT, or the Volvo b1800 square top, never seen it in a hard top form.

  2. Jeff

    Nice collectable!

  3. scot c

    ~ i was an enormous fan of Austin-Healey 3000 when they went out of production in ’67, and was enthusiastic about the JH roadster, even hungry for something new. by ’75 introduction of the GT, problems in various areas had curbed sales. the MG B soldiered on, the TR 7 tried to fill the left in the wake of TR 6, but by early ’80s mass produced British spots were history. it was a sad period for me. choices were few.

  4. Horse Radish

    Looked like a cool car and I’m glad it sold.
    I’ve never seen one of these actually drive.

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