Lot 2118


1971 Jensen FF Coupe
Reg. no. KUJ 95J
Chassis no. 127/278
Engine no. 3417/127E
The Jensen FF when it appeared in 1966 was a revelation, being the first non-all terrain vehicle to use four-wheel drive. In addition it was also fitted with the innovative anti-lock braking system, the like of which had only been seen before on aircraft, lorries and racing cars. All in all, this was a very progressive car, of which there were only 320 produced.
The FF stood for Ferguson Formula, after Ferguson Research Ltd who invented the car\'s four-wheel drive system. Although the FF closely resembles the standard Jensen Interceptor, it is 5\" longer and mechanically very different.
The owner of this FF purchased it in its current condition some years ago; the previous owner had carried out a great deal of body restoration including new panels where necessary. An Alfa Romeo turquoise colour was chosen as a personal choice and the result is eye catching. We understand that at the time the mechanicals of the car all seemed good and so were left, born out when the car was recently started and driven. Having driven the car ourselves, we feel that some recomissioning is required following a period of no use and dry storage.
KUJ 95J is a well known car in Jensen circles, and we are told that it has a known history. The first owners were GKN, an automotive industry company, and it is believed that they owned the car as a test car for them to analyse the four-wheel-drive system. The car had minor damage with them and then had a major crash, both times being returned to the factory for repair.
This very stylish FF would benefit from some cosmetic improvements, although generally it presents very well and could easily be used and enjoyed as is, following some recomissioning work. It is offered with a V5c.

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£45,000 - 50,000

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