1934 - 1976

Jensen

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Jensen Motors, established by brothers Alan and Richard Jensen in 1934, holds a storied position in the pantheon of British car manufacturers. Originating from W J Smith & Sons, the company initially supplied bespoke car bodies to marques like Austin and Volvo, but soon ventured into manufacturing its own distinctive cars. The Jensen brothers’ ambitions materialized with the launch of the Jensen Interceptor in 1950, a name that would become iconic within automotive circles.

The Jensen Interceptor, reintroduced in 1966, was a grand tourer that combined British engineering with Italian design flair and robust American power, thanks to its Chrysler V8 engines. This model epitomized Jensen’s golden era, featuring a striking design with a distinctive large, curving rear window and luxurious interiors. However, despite its engineering prowess and design, Jensen struggled with financial stability.

The company underwent multiple ownership changes and attempted revivals—the most notable in the late 1980s and then again in 1998. Unfortunately, these efforts were short-lived, and by 2002, Jensen Motors faced administration, signaling the end of manufacturing under the Jensen name. Today, the brand survives primarily through the dedication of enthusiasts and collectors, underlining a legacy of innovation and design that outlives its commercial struggles. Despite a strong heritage, the prospects for a revival remain minimal, with the Jensen name continuing to evoke a blend of nostalgia and admiration among classic car aficionados.

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