Modern Art Monday – The Interceptors, with a few you can buy…

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It seems that all of the Hoons here who read our little piece of the blogosphere seems to love Top Gear, that brash, British motor show starring three blokes going on about all sorts of cars, and whether they are worth blathering about. It is very Eurocentric, with more than a dash of Blighty mixed in, and it has created more than a few copy cats around the world, including one here in America. So, what the hell is the meaning of this rather meaningless posting? Well, going through eBay motors (yet again), there seems to be a plethora of Jensen Interceptors for sale, and this is an excuse to re-introduce you to the Top Gear Interceptors Title Sequence… only after the jump…

[youtube width=”720″ height=”405″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qLp4FhDAfQk[/youtube]

So, after watching that clip, it makes you wonder if there are any Jensen Interceptors available. Why yes, there are, and I’m going to show you a few currently listed on eBay.

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For example, this is a 1973 Interceptor III Coupe with only 36,000 miles. According to the listing this car is equipped with new tires (too bad they are white letter rather then the proper white stripe), new weather striping, a plethora of extra parts in trunk, and new paint. According to the seller, this is a California Car, so there should be no problem with rust or rot. Currently, there is one bid for $13,000, and there is no reserve, which seems cheap, but what the hell do I know. See the listing here:[sc:ebay itemid=”140938144554″ linktext=”1973 Jensen Interceptor III No Reserve” ]

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There is another Interceptor listed, and it seems to be a prototype. This is “EXP115”, the very car that was used as a test vehicle by the factory, and was used as a press vehicle throughout 1966. Instead of being destroyed (as is the case with most prototype vehicles during this time period) this was saved, and sold off to Jensen Motors Ltd, the car survives today with 84,000 miles on the clock. Asking price for this much history is $114,000, but they are open to offers See the listing here:[sc:ebay itemid=”321094083686″ linktext=”1966 Jensen Interceptor Prototype” ]

So do you fancy a Jensen Interceptor?
Lead Image courtesy of 403shiomi

11 Comments

  1. I need a cool name change like the Top Gear guys…
    Maybe I'll just go with Jason Clarkson… junior.

  2. Jim Brennan is back! This makes my day. Hope you're doing well.
    I always laugh out loud at the point in the video when Roger St. Hammond's silhouette karate kicks the girl silhouette in the crotch.
    Further proof that I have not matured beyond 11 years old.

  3. I never knew about the Interceptor until Top Gear. I think it's a great-looking machine.

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