Many great things were just getting underway in 1976. Apple. The Rocky franchise. Fidel Castro’s beard.
Sadly, it was also an annum that many things came to an end — and one of them was Jensen Motors Ltd.
For 42 years, the British car manufacturer was known ‘round the world for creating GT-class sports cars. Their last model — the steel-bodied Interceptor III (1966-’76) — was handbuilt to resemble the Brasinca Uirapuru coupes that were manufactured in Brazil in the mid-’60s.
Only 177 of the models were made in the car’s final production year — and it just so happens that one of the 385 HPs beauts is for sale on eBay with an asking price of less than $40,000.
The vehicle is outfitted with Chrysler V8 engines, aluminum trim and three-speed automatic gearboxes. Painted a glossy black, it comes with original gauges, leather front bucket seats, AC, power seats and windows, a sliding sunroof and, best of all, a Motorola AM/FM 8-track — this was 1976 after all.
As of this writing, bidding was just over $20,000.
Remember, it’s one of the last of the V8 Interceptors, a piece of history.
Don’t let it meet the same fate Mad Max’s did.
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