1972 Jensen Healey
The Jensen-Healey is a truly underrated British sports car, the best-selling Jensen of all time. In total 10,503 were produced by Jensen Motors Ltd. in West Bromwich, England. This example is car number 294 of only 866 built in 1972. Launched in 1972 as a fast, luxurious and competent convertible sports car, it was positioned in the market between the Triumph TR6 and the Jaguar E-Type. The 50/50 weight balance achieved by the use of the all alloy Lotus 907 engine led to universal praise as having excellent handling.
Suspension was simple but effective with double wishbone and coil springs at the front, and a live rear axle with trailing arms and coils at the rear. Brakes consisted of discs at the front and drums at the rear.
Jensen Motors ran a factory team to compete in the Sports Car Club of America (SCCA) D Production Championship. This team was put together by Huffaker Engineering in California, USA. Although it was a new car, the Jensen-Healey went on to become one of the few cars in SCCA history to win a championship in its first year of racing in 1973.
This stunning example was sold new By Ross Jensen Motors Auckland on the 1st of December 1972.
Complete with original ownership papers, owners hand book, workshop manual and a large file of invoices and information documenting the restoration of the car, this Jensen is not only a fantastic investment but a truly useable classic.