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1973 Jensen Interceptor SP From RM Sotheby’s Forms

Classic cars are a passion at The Status Life, where we usually showcase vintage Porsches and Ferraris. However, we also appreciate the beauty of lesser-known vehicles, like this remarkable 1973 Jensen Interceptor SP set to be auctioned by RM Sotheby’s in Paris. This stunning car is part of the exclusive “Gold Collection” in the European auction.

The 1973 Jensen Interceptor SP from RM Sotheby’s is a coveted part of the esteemed SP model range, known as the most powerful Jensen ever produced, with only 232 units ever manufactured. Owning this piece would place you in a select group of classic car enthusiasts. This exceptional vehicle retains its original interior, adding a sense of authenticity that appeals to collectors.


Family Affair


The Jensen brothers, Alan and Richard, ventured into car design and construction in 1925 by enhancing the style and performance of an Austin Seven Chummy. Their work garnered praise, leading to the production of Jensen-bodied Fords in the mid-1930s. Post World War II, Jensen created car bodies for other brands while crafting its own limited GT models.

The introduction of the Interceptor in 1967 marked a turning point for Jensen, with increased production. The 1973 Jensen Interceptor SP from RM Sotheby’s is a prime example of this iconic model. The switch from glass fiber to steel bodies improved the vehicle’s structure. Under the hood, the 6,276 cc Chrysler engine and chassis remained from the previous C-V8 model.

Featuring a powerful 280BHP engine, the Interceptor boasted impressive performance, reaching a top speed of 140 mph and accelerating from 0 to 100 mph in 19 seconds. The car came with four-wheel Dunlop disc brakes, Armstrong Selectaride dampers, leather upholstery, reclining seats, walnut trim, and automatic transmission as standard.

One in a Million Lot

Reported by the Jensen Museum, this Interceptor from RM Sotheby’s is one of only 232 factory-made 7.2-liter Six-Pack “SP” models, equipped with triple carburation generating an astonishing 385 bhp, making it the most potent Jensen ever produced and highly sought after by collectors today.

Originally delivered to Germany and first registered in June 1973, this Interceptor has remained in top condition. It currently shows 2,307 km on the odometer, with an estimated total mileage of around 102,307 km from new. Featuring original leather interior, air conditioning, power windows, automatic transmission, flawless paintwork, and the original tool roll, this Anglo-American grand tourer is a rare and exciting find.

Image Source: Historics Auctioneers

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