1966 JENSEN CV8 MKIII

KEY FACTS

  • Lauded as one of the fastest production four-seaters of its era, this is a handsome example of the rare British grand tourer, the Jensen CV8 MKIII. 
  • Under the bonnet sits a 6.3-litre naturally aspirated Chrysler V8 engine, producing up to 330bhp and 425lb-ft of torque, delivered to the rear wheels through a column-mounted three-speed automatic gearbox.
  • First registered in 1966, the car has been with its current owner for the last 12 years.
  • The indicated mileage of 9,894 miles is believed to be the distance covered since a prior restoration around 16 years ago.

EQUIPMENT AND FEATURES

  • Finished in period-perfect Autumn Gold, the exterior of the car is complemented by an elegant and comfortable interior fitted with leather seats and a wood veneer fascia.
  • The car is fitted with ‘Selectaride’ electrically adjustable shock absorbers.
  • The owner states that the car is in its original specification, without any known modifications.
  • The car comes with a sheaf of service history paperwork, as well as the tool roll.

CONDITION

  • There is no known bodywork damage.
  • The owner states that the paintwork is in good condition, with only minor blemishes, and it is well documented by the photo gallery below.
  • Overall, the interior presents well, with natural patina to the black leather upholstery and some wear to the heel pad on the driver’s footwell mat.
  • There are no known faults to the vehicle.
  • The most recent MOT test was in May 2018 at an indicated 9,252 miles, when the car passed with an advisory for an oil leak, following some welding repairs to the rear suspension areas and chassis rail. Due to the age of the vehicle, it is exempt from mandatory MOT testing.

SERVICE HISTORY

  • The car was most recently serviced in July 2021 at 9,700 miles by Stewart Walker Motor Engineers where the rear brake callipers were refurbished and all fluids were changed.
  • Prior to this, the car was serviced in October 2019 at 9,701 miles, and in June 2018 at 9,620 miles, by Stewart Walker Motor Engineers.
  • The owner states that maintenance work has been undertaken on the car’s chassis, brakes and steering during his ownership, with details provided in the paperwork included in the sale.

SUMMARY

This elegant and refined Jensen CV8 MKIII presents well and is an excellent final chapter to the CV8 series. This classic grand tourer offers a superb combination of British craftsmanship and American power, making a delightful addition to a collection or a comfortable and capable weekend cruiser.

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All UK-registered cars and motorbikes on Collecting Cars are run through an online HPI check. On the HPI report, this vehicle shows no insurance database markers for damage or theft, and has no finance owing.

 

Please note: on a HPI check this registration is recorded against the correct Jensen chassis number, but the make and model detail is reported as a BMW 523i, which is evidently down to a prior administrative error. A clarification on the HPI check confirms that the DVLA V5C records the car correctly as a Jensen.

Car Overview

  • 9,894 miles (indicated)
  • manual
  • RHD
  • Autumn Gold
  • Black
  • 6.3L
  • VIN112/2457


Lot Overview

  • Lot #05267
  • private Sale
  • Reading, Berkshire, United Kingdom

Seller

  • George_Strang

Exterior  (80)

Interior  (64)

Mechanical  (11)

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