The Jensen Motor Company was started by Alan & Richard Jensen in 1934 producing Jensen-Fords using Ford V8 chassis. In 1936 they started producing their own cars and some commercial vehicles during the war years. The 541 was first produced in 1953 and the car described below was first registered in 1956.
It was acquired by the last owner in 2010 as a "Barn find" requiring total restoration in order to return it to its former splendor. It was an excellent basis on which to begin as it had only had 5 owners and the mileage was apparently low. The body was removed from the chassis and stripped back to bare firbreglass before being proffessionally repainted to the highest standard in the original Old English White.
The chassis was found to be in a sorry state and has necessitated major restoration and once the fabrication was completed it has been correctly powder coated and was returned to perfect condition before the car was re-assembled. The 4 litre, 6 cylinder Austin engine and gearbox were entrusted to the renowned and sadly missed Dennis Welch who did a fabulous job and the engine has been upgraded to "Fast road/rally" specification. Other items addressed duing the rebuilding process were steering and brake components all rebuilt or replaced with new, exhaust replaced with a new stainless steel system, all glass and perspex has been replaced and new rubbers fitted, the doors were completely rebuilt using new frames and other componant parts, all of the chromework has been rechromed or replaced, a new wiring loom has been fitted and all electrical components rebuilt or replaced, a new fuel tank has been fitted together with appropriate new fuel lines and new electric fuel pump. A new water radiator has been fabricated to the correct pattern but with additional capacity and all hoses replaced. The car now sits on brand new 16" chrome wire wheels with stainless steel spokes and new Avon Turbospeed tyres. Finally the interior trim has been completely replaced in burgundy Connelly hide with Wilton carpet throughout and the trimmers work is to the highest standard.
If you are seeking a Jensen 541 and you require the best then look no further. This car is sensibly priced at £72,500 and is bound to continue to appreciate.
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