When the call came that the Great Escape Classic Car Hire dark blue Jensen Interceptor was ready for collection after some bodywork, we decided to combine the trip to Cropredy Bridge Garage near Banbury with the Jensen specialist's open day.
Cropredy has been through some varied times recently but the open day proved that this longstanding marque loyalist is back to full strength. Jensen Interceptors in various hues lined up alongside CV-8s and ultra rare Jensen Healey GTs. Inside the workshop we spotted the pair of blue and white Interceptors that recently featured on Top Gear, plus an awesome burgundy Interceptor R, complete with its Corvette engine and bespoke interior. Elsewhere an autojumble was laid out. The Open Day was busy and we met up with Terry Carney, who runs the Great Escape Lincolnshire site. Like the rest of the Great Escape team he is a car nut and has a project Jensen Interceptor in his garage.
The team at Cropredy Bridge had repaired the Jensen superbly. The car recently had a close shave with a handrail, which damaged the front valance. We took the opportunity to also refit the windscreen, which was prone to leaks. With the windscreen fixed we will now be refurbishing the seats and fitting the new carpet set that we bought months ago. So for 2012 this blue Jensen Interceptor will be in better shape than ever.