1976 Jensen GT, 1,973cc. Registration number unregistered. Chassis number 30412. Engine number T75 06 11878.
The GT was launched alongside the Interceptor Coupe at the Earls Court Motor Show in 1975 while Jensen were in receivership, the last model to be launched by Jensen.The new configuration was a 2+2 design with a very limited back seat. Aside from the body shape and seating, relatively little differed from the roadster. Acceleration and top speed were slightly reduced due to the increased weight and additional smog control components on the engine. During its short production run from September 1975 to May 1976, only 511 Jensen GTs were built with 260 going to the USA, mainly California.
Chassis numbers started from 30002 through to 30510.
Chassis 30412 was dispatched to California and was not sold until November 1980, by 1999 it was with Dominique Labadens of California and sold to Ronald Shaw of Rotherham for $3,000, photographs on file show it was in very good condition. At some point it suffered an engine compartment fire and was put into storage.
Our vendor bought it in 2007 from Shaw along with the remains of a UK example, NUF 584P, chassis 30036, engine A74 12 10885, the interior, service history and engine (as well as the V5C). This GT had been owned by Roger Gilbert since 1983.
Buyers should satisfy themselves as to what they are buying, Spicers have informed the Jensen Club of the paperwork and vin plates so that no misidentification can occur.