The Jensen GT is a shooting brake version of the Jensen-Healey that was produced from Sept of 1975 through May 1976 in limited numbers before Jensen Motors went belly up. According to various internet sources, a total of 511 GTs were produced during the year of production. You don’t see these very often and this one is offered for a decent deal for such a rare bird. Find this 1976 Jensen GT offered for $9,500 in Oakley, CA via craigslist.
The seller of this next car describes it as “old school looks with modern reliability”…but sticking through the hood appears to be an old school Edelbrock (which is a copy of the Carter AFB) carburetor which is mounted on a Ford small block V8…modern? I guess everything is relative, but perhaps “old school British looks with American reliability” is what the seller was going for. Find this 1974 Jensen-Healey offered for $26,950 in Beverly Hills, CA via craigslist.
This next tip comes from Zach Z who wrote a nice poem to go with the 1973 Jensen Healey offered for $6000 in Bend, OR via craigslist: It is easy being green. I’ve not always liked these, but that’d be mean. This thing, it’s too clean; The thorough application of armor all, it’s left a sheen. That […]
I stumbled upon a local Jensen Healey a few years back where the owner was asking a very low price and the car looked decent from the outside. However, when I sat in the drivers seat I noticed the seat wasn’t attached to the body anymore, the seat tracks having rusted out of the frame, […]
When production of the Austin-Healey 3000 ended in 1967, noted driver & designer Donald Healey need another place to put his name, so he worked with Jensen to produce something called the Jensen-Healey. A guy by the name of William Towns (’67 Aston Martin DBS, 74 Aston Martin Lagonda) helped with the design, and a […]
The Lotus 907 motor, though not expensive to rebuild today, was likely seen as a huge liability back in the disco days. Given the supply of unwanted Capris and their compact and torquey Cologne V6’s, this Jensen had its alloy swapped for iron pretty early in life. Find this 1975 Jensen-Healey for sale in Thousand […]
by Adam — Summertime is here and convertibles are finally enjoying their time in the sun, if you are lucky you could have a nice British classic for your weekend fun. Take for example this 1974 Jensen-Healey Mk II two seat convertible located in Lenoir North Carolina offered for sale for $9500. With only 7,142 […]
The Jensen-Healey was one of those automotive mashups that didn’t quite gel into something memorable enough for everyone to instantly recognize & adore, decades later. The combination of names sounds impressive, but the finished product left something to be desired, unlike the more successful joint ventures that have reached LEGEND status… e.g. Shelby Cobra. Kaiser Darrin. […]
If you think the Volvo 1800ES was alone in the segment of Northern European shooting brakes from the early 70s, you would be mistaken. A little company called Jensen Motors built the Jensen-Healey convertible starting in 1972, but added a hardtop in 1974 to create the Jensen GT. Find this 1976 Jensen GT currently bidding […]
The Jensen-Healey was the by-product of a union between Donald Healey, noted British car designer Bill Towns, and Jensen Motors. It was a failed attempt to recreate the magic that made the Austin-Healey 3000 such a hit (and collectible today) but it was too late for Jensen Motors as financial and operational difficulties led to […]