GKN’s Jensen FF to go un­der the ham­mer

Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - THIS WEEK -

A Jensen FF once owned by en­gi­neer­ing firm, GKN, is up for sale at Richard Ed­monds Auc­tions’ 20 Oc­to­ber sale in Chip­pen­ham, Wilt­shire.

It was one of at least two FFs that GKN bought to as­sess the car’s four-wheeldrive sys­tem, which it later bought the rights to.

Now painted Alfa Romeo turquoise, the car’s body was re­stored by a pre­vi­ous owner. Though the car’s me­chan­i­cals are said to need recom­mis­sion­ing, it starts and drives and car­ries a pre-sale es­ti­mate of £45,000-£50,000.

Jensen Mu­seum cu­ra­tor, Ul­ric Wood­hams, said: ‘I’ve never been able to find out who at GKN ac­tu­ally drove the cars. I don’t think they were pur­chased for eval­u­a­tion only. I think they were used as a di­rec­tors’ car, with some eval­u­a­tion go­ing on in the back­ground.’ ❚ richard­ed­mond­sauc­tions.com

Me­chan­i­cals and non-stan­dard Alfa paint need at­ten­tion.

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