Jensen Interceptor Review from North America

1967 Jensen Interceptor FF 383

Year of manufacture1967
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 383 Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.2 / 10
Distance when acquired56000 miles
Most recent distance56600 miles
Previous carJensen Interceptor

Faults:

The following items are more maintenance than gone wrong as the car is 36 years old.

The cooling system needed servicing; radiator re-cored updated fans, 160 thermostat.

Updated ignition system to electronic, standard Mo-par upgrade.

New Carberator and aluminum intake manifold.

Replaced cracked exhaust manifold with cast iron not headers, header cause too much heat in engine bay.

General Comments:

The Jensen FF is a rare car the first all wheel drive car with ABS as standard, the body is similar to an Interceptor visually except it four to five inches longer and has a hood scoop as well as two side fender/wing vents just over 300 ever built.

The pleasure of this car is to drive it, the effortless performance and handling is wonderful, I said its cheap to run/maintain as it is parts are readily available, the engine is bullet proof 383 with very modest easy bolt on upgrades, roller rockers, card intake, ignition modifications and several other modifications make this car a joy to own. The interior is original, very classy.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 14th November, 2003

27th Mar 2004, 08:36

This is a piece of automotive history you have there. To those of you who don't know this car's 4wd system preceded the Audi Quattro by 13 years! It's sad that few people know about it and there's no Jensen factory anymore...

16th Dec 2004, 09:38

I think I would have to live in USA before owning one again, that fuel consumption!!! 13mpg on a good day! not a car for the UK if you want to use it every day.

17th Jun 2013, 12:37

If I'm not mistaken, I was the previous North American owner. Wish I still owned her!

Average review marks: 8.2 / 10, based on 1 review