Jensen - Jensen Interceptor
Jensen revived the name Interceptor for their new car of 1966 for a stylish car that retained the Chrysler V8 engine. The company had got the Interceptor body designed by Carrozzeria Touring, and the earlier cars bodywork were built at Carrozzeria Vignale. Tourings bodies were always made in aluminium, whereas Vignale bodywork always seems to have been made in steel, partially because it was so much easier to get and cost so much less. Afterward the bodies were built at Jensen, with some changes. The Jensen Interceptor came either as standard or 4 wheel drive called the Inteceptor FF (Ferguson Formula), and these FF's were produced until 1972. There were three marks of Interceptors over the years, culminating in 1971 with a Jensen SP which had a 7.5 litre engine. Jensen Interceptor production ceased in 1976.
Jensen Interceptor tyres listed in period were 6.70 x 15 which is 185VR15 equivalent size, but by 1969 Jensen were themselves listing the E70VR15 tyre which is the fatter version of the 185R15 size, namely 205/70VR15 , and this 205/70VR15 size was the largest fitted at the factory in until Jensen needed production with the "Inteceptor III". Blockley makes a 205/70VR15 size (now with W speed rating). Note, however, on many occasions we have been asked by owners for the larger tyre size 215/70VR15 size.