David’s pick of the week: Jensen Interceptor

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by David Simister |

Anglia Car Auctions’ first outing of the year might have been postponed twice due to the pandemic, but we reckon it’ll be worth the wait when it finally gets underway tomorrow morning – more than 200 classics going under the hammer, with the buzz of being the first to hear the latest prices being streamed live on YouTube.

There are plenty of temptingly estimated classics to watch out for, including a Jaguar XK8 project for £3-3k, a Land Rover Series 2A that could be yours under £5k and a no-reserve MG Metro Turbo that’s been off the road since 1989, but I reckon the one to watch will be this one-owner Jensen Interceptor, which is going under the hammer in Kings Lynn with a £68-74k estimate.

This 1974 MkIII has just been treated to a painstaking rotisserie restoration, having been off the road in dry storage since 1981, and it’s only covered 25,000 miles from new, with paperwork going back to the late Seventies to back up its history.

If it goes within estimate it’ll be at the upper end of what you’d pay for an Interceptor, but we reckon with this sort of back-story it’ll get marque afficionados salivating. In fact, there’s a very real chance it could go for more – over the past year we’ve seen more competition for the very best examples of classics coming to auction, or those with particularly low mileages, and this MkIII’s got all those bases licked.

It’ll be going under the hammer on Sunday, with cars being auctioned from midday onwards – I’ll be interested to see whether it finds a new home this weekend.

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