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1960 Jensen 541R

Sale price: £40,000.00 make an offer

Car location: Weybridge, United Kingdom
Sale type: Fixed price listing

Technical specifications, photos and description:

Manufacturer: Jensen
Model: 541R
Year: 1960
Type: Coupe
Mileage: 64,160
Transmission: Manual
Drive side: Right-hand drive
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1960 Jensen 541R for sale

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For sale by auction on Saturday 30 November 2013 with Historics at Brooklands. Brooklands Motor Racing Circuit. Weybridge. Surrey. Call 01753 639170 or 07733290120
At the start of the 1950's. Jensen had a sound commercial
vehicle business providing bread and butter income and an exclusive
car business making expensive Interceptor touring cars. The
bodywork was mostly aluminium but as an experiment. Jensen had
started making the large boot lids in a revolutionary material
formed from hair-thin glass embedded in a resinous gel; glass
fibre. The body was designed by Eric Neale in conjunction with
Richard Jensen. First. he created the distinctive 'mouth' shape and
the rest of the body flowed back from that point. A lattice of
wooden body formers provided a reference over which skilled
craftsmen beat a skin of aluminium. The finished car was
exhibited at the 1953 Motor Show but there was one trick left up
Jensen's sleeve; production cars were to be constructed of glass
fibre. The first few production cars are just known as the
541. As production increased. the options available increased. and
a package incorporating the best extras was applied to the car
marketed as the '541 Deluxe'. Rack and pinion steering was the
latest innovation and was marketed as the 541R. The body changed at
the same time with striking curves or strakes being added. These
appeared over the rear wheel arches and on the bonnet leading to an
air vent. In 1959. work started on creating a slightly larger 541. br/>which would be better suited to long-distance cruising.

This exceptional Jensen 541R was originally registered on 1st
July 1960 to Charles Connell & Co. Ltd. in Glasgow. Only a few
541's remain in existence today and to find a delightful example
such as 541 BGA is very rare. Finished in green with beige leather
trim. this Jensen benefits from having a substantial history file
as well as a recent service. Known to the Jensen Owners Club. it is
thought to be one of only five remaining examples to have retained
its original specification and identity including the 541 BGA
registration number. The 3993cc. six cylinder. triple S. U.
carburettor engine purrs effortlessly and the vendor describes the
car as being superb to drive. Supplied with a V5 registration
document and an MoT test certificate valid until 25th June. 2014. br/>this stylish Jensen 541R could prove to be a sound investment.

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