At Great Escape Classic Car Hire we love the Jensen Interceptor. Ok, so build quality wasn't brilliant and the electrics have a life of their own (when they have a life), but there is just something about these big, brutal grand tourers that is hard not to love. So when we got wind that they're about to make a brand new one - not just a reheated version of the old one - we got very excited.
The plans involve a group of companies coming together, at Browns Lane in Coventry no less, to build a brand new all-aluminium chassis, aluminium body grand tourer that evokes the style of the 70s original. The plans sound credible to us as they have the input of some established names and the permission of the owners of the Jensen and Interceptor brands. Work, they say, is at an advanced stage.
We know the enduring appeal of the Jensen from our experience of hiring them out. We hire out two Jensen Interceptors from our Yorkshire and Cotswolds sites and they are always amongst our most popular cars. A well sorted Jensen such as either of the cars we hire is a wonderful car to tour around. And the styling inside and out is delightful.