1965 Jensen CV8

Guide Price: £28,000 to £35,000

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Manufacturer:  Jensen
First Registered:  1965
Model:  CV8
Registration No:  CVK 36C
Mileometer:  35,000
Chassis No:  1042279
MOT:  Not Required
Colour:  Champagne
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The Jensen C-V8 is a four-seater GT car produced by Jensen Motors between 1962 and 1966. Launched in October 1962, the C-V8 series had fibreglass bodywork with aluminium door skins, as did the preceding 541 series.

All C-V8s used big-block engines sourced from Chrysler; first the 361 and then, from 1964, the 330 bhp 383 in³. Most of the cars had three-speed Chrysler Torqueflite automatic transmission, but seven Mk2 C-V8s were produced with the 6-litre engine and four-speed manual gearbox , followed by two manual Mk3s. The car was one of the fastest production four-seaters of its era. The Mk II, capable of 136 mph, ran a quarter mile in 14.6 seconds, and accelerated from 0–60 mph in 6.7 seconds.

This 1965 Jensen CV8 mark 2 is described by the vendor to be in very good condition in every aspect. The Champagne metallic paint is excellent, having been done by the vendor as the car was originally brown and not to his liking. The vendor has spent more than £30,000 on the car in his 15 year ownership, with receipts and service history to verify this. The car has been stored in a classic car storage unit since purchased, which is air conditioned and heated in the winter. The vendor has driven less than 5,000 miles since owning it, and all old MoTs are available.

The engine has been rebuilt, brakes rebuilt, new tyres fitted and much more. The interior is in nice condition and is original leather, original Jensen radio, ect. The spoke wheels were fitted to it when purchased by the vendor, but it came with the original Jensen wheels which will come with the car. It has a current MoT until June 2020, and the car is said to drive really well with no obvious problems. Although it’s in really nice condition, its showing a few signs of an older restoration and the boot could do with a re trim.

Note: This description is provided by the vendor and unless otherwise stated is 'Not Verified' by Barons or any person employed by Barons. Prospective purchasers are advised to satisfy themselves as to the accuracy of any statements made, whether they be statements of fact or opinion.

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