A comparative newcomer to the ranks of enthusiastic Motor Sport readers of four years standing, I feel I must bring to your attention the feeling of heavenly bliss in motoring promoted by the acquisition of two fine British motor cars in the last 18 months.
The first, a Jensen Interceptor Mk. I so much to be said about this car and so little is mentioned in your monthly. Performance-exhilarating, road-holding superb. Consumption varies from 14 -18 m.p.g., but this debit must surely be compensated by the car’s ability to safely cover distances at a high average speed. The car’s styling and its practical four-seat interior, also its 12 cu.ft. boot capacity are, too, its commendable pluses. Maintenance? Well, bearing in mind the existence of Jensen Parts and Service means spares are obtainable and the car, mechanically simple, can be maintained by a non-pro enthusiast. Knowledge of Austin, Jaguar and Rover parts on the car is lighter on the wallet.
My other love a Jaguar Mk. II saloon with a 3.4 engine. I have covered over 24,000 miles on company business in this 1962-produced classic in the last year. The only failure broken fanbelt last February. What reliability. Again, speed, acceleration and styling of this five-seater sporting saloon are its notable virtues, whilst its consumption varies from 18 24 m.p.g.
To all enthusiasts of mediocre financial standing I greatly recommend an affair with either or both of the above cars simply to recapture the fun of motoring in soundly engineered British cars. This, at current market trends, can be achieved for a moderate outlay, when comparing value for money with any new motor car currently produced.
I would be interested to hear other readers’ experiences and comments with regard to the above cars.
Congratulations for producing such a fine magazine of a consistently high standing, typically British and in keeping with the high standard of British Cars and British Motoring.
Redditch J. ZDANKO