John Targett's 1975 Jensen Interceptor III Convertible

John Targett's 1975 Jensen Interceptor III Convertible

as published in British V8 Newsletter, Volume XV Issue 2, September 2007

As photographed at British V8 2007, in Willoughby OH

Owner: John Targett
City: Akron, OH
Model: 1975 Jensen Interceptor III
Engine: Chrysler 440cid V8 (stock)

Note: Jensen Interceptors were produced from 1966 through 1976 (when Jensen Motors went into receivership). All Jensen Interceptors featured Chrysler V8 engines, originally at 383cid displacement and later at 440cid. Their steel bodies were mounted on a tubular chassis. The convertible version of the Jensen Interceptor wasn't introduced until March 1974, but it is now considered the most desireable variant. Only 507 convertibles were manufactured between mid 1974 and early 1976, and they all received the 440cid Chrysler big block engine. The engine is mated to a Chrysler TorqueFlite three speed automatic transmission and a Dana axle with Powr-Lok limited slip differential (and 3.07:1 gear ratio.) Four wheel Girling disc brakes provide quick stops.

John Targett (1944-2014)

Chrysler 440 big block engine.

Chrysler V-twin air conditioning compressor

air conditioning and cooling system details

fuse block

louvered hood

Jensen Interceptor dashboard

Jensen Interceptor leather upholstery

The Jensen Interceptor III is a comfortable high speed touring car

Jensen alloy wheels

Jensen hood badge/ornament

Targett Motorsport: distributor of genuine Minilite wheels, still custom made in the UK.

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