Jensen’s 2000 C-V8 concept car is for sale. The car, built in Redditch, was part of the last attempt to revive a name now owned by Healey Sports Cars Switzerland Ltd and expected to return on a new incarnation of the Interceptor model. Not entirely unlike a Shelby Daytona in style, this coupé concept, which is based on the S-V8 and known to be the only example built, was found recently in a warehouse in Southampton.
Marque specialist Andrew Cassar, whose first car was an original C-V8, currently has custody of this unique car. ‘This has to be one of the most exciting finds in the Jensen world for a long time. The car is unique, basically complete, but requires restoration.’
However, this car was based upon the initial S-V8 prototype and, as such, shares little of its underpinnings with the 30 or so production SV-8s which were completed. Jensen experts have therefore suggested that the most viable option in terms of making this car roadworthy would be to transplant the unique body onto S-V8 components – such are the many differences between the two chassis.
Offers in the region of £12,500 are invited for the C-V8 concept. Any interested parties should contact Andrew Cassar on +44 (0)7887 643838 and the car is also currently for sale on eBay.