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Rare 1969 Jensen FF in Historics 23rd November auction

Published 17 November 2019

One of only 193 built, the Jensen FF came with two important innovations: Ferguson Formula four-wheel drive and Dunlop Maxaret anti-lock brakes.

Powered by a 6,276cc Chrysler hemi V8 engine with power fed through a Torqueflite automatic transmission it had a top speed of 140mph and could get to 100 in 19 seconds. The body, with distinctive glasshouse rear window, is by Touring of Milan. This RHD car comes in ‘Mango’ orange and features an appropriate leather and wood interior. Restored over 2008/2009, it has been properly cherished and driven a mere 2,500 miles since. The registration is ‘FFZ171’. It is estimated at £73,000 to £80,000.

Jensen Interceptor III Convertible 1974 Historics

The sale also features a RHD 1974 Jensen Interceptor Mk III convertible. This car comes with a larger 7,212cc Chrysler V8 and is one of 506 Interceptor convertibles built. The original specification included electric windows, reclining front seats, power steering and a wood rimmed steering wheel, radio with twin speakers, reversing lights and an electric clock. With a low mileage of just 28,426 recorded, he original service books are present together with letters from Jensen Motors Ltd and a Statement of Origin. The 7,212cc, V8 engine sounds superb and we are advised she drives with no known faults. The only reason for selling this Interceptor is due to lack of storage space. It is estimated at £56,000 to £64,000.

Alfa Romeo Montreal 1974 Historics (1)

Another highlight of Historics 23rd November auction is this stunning LHD 1974 Alfa Romeo Montreal. The heart of this car is a 200HP 2.5 litre quad cam V8. Designed by Marcello Gandini, this fabulous example, in classic red with black interior, was supplied new in Frankfurt, Germany in September, 1974 and only recently made its way to the UK. The previous owner spent £25,000 since 2015 on refurbishments including a full engine and fuel injection system rebuild by marque specialists, a rebuilt rear axle and much more. All detailed in a comprehensive history file and the car come complete with its ‘Classiche’ paperwork.  It is estimated at £50,000 to £60,000.

155 classic cars to be auctioned in the comfort of Mercedes Benz World.

Pre-auction viewings will be held on Wednesday 20th November from 12.00 midday to 4.00pm;  Thursday 21st November from 10.00am to 8.00pm and on Friday 22nd November from 10.00am to 5.00pm

The auction itself starts at 10am on Saturday 23rd November.

Entry by catalogue, price £30 that admits two.

Link to the full online listings and to purchase a catalogue: Historics Catalogue


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