Fastback Friday is a very fickle feature here on the Hooniverse. I even asked our fanatical audience what exactly a fastback was. Lately, we have had recent Fastback Friday features that really stretch the definition of a fastback. Well, here is a British-American Grand Touring hybrid that can be identified as a fastback, a 1974 Jensen Interceptor III and its available on eBay…
The Jensen Interceptor originally went into production in 1966 and the car was a first for the company, having a steel bodyshell instead of glass-reinforced plastic. The car was designed by Carrozzeria Touring of Italy with the early bodies being built by Vignale in Italy. The power for the Interceptor models was at first a Chrysler 383 V-8 with either a 4-speed manual, or the famous Torqueflite automatic. The Series III was equipped with the Chrysler 440 V-8. This particular Jensen is a Series III.
According to the eBay listing:
1974 JENSEN INTERCEPTOR, Just over 43,000 miles. Beautiful Silver-Gray and perfect Red leather interior.
The Jensen Interceptor is a classic British Mucle Car. This is the last year of production for the Jensen Interceptor. It has a Chrysler 440 with Automatic Transmission. Car is in good mechanical condition. It had fresh BMW Silver paint last year. The interior is in excellent conditon with only a couple blemishes on the dash. Original wheels with good tires. Electrical system has been updated along with Electronic Ignition and Fuel Pump.
The current bid for this British Bruiser with an American Heart sits at $13,100, with no reserve! While the owner actually decreased the value of the car by having it painted with a non standard color, this is still a good bargain for a rather rare make on these shores. You get rarity, but you also get the comfort of having an adequate parts supply for the engine and transmission components.
I only have one thing to ask… Is this British – American Hybrid the fastback of your dreams? See the listing here, and let me know what you think.