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Classic Car of the Day (12/27/2017) @ $98,022 for 1960 Jensen 541R - Rare, Celebrity Car **No Reserv

By Classic King | Thursday, December 28, 2017 | Comments(0)

Tags: Celebrity Car **No Reserve, Classic of the day, Jensen 541R - Rare

1960 Jensen 541R - A Rare Celebrity Car and very Collectible. ** The vehicle is also scheduled to appear in the Russo Steele Auction, Scottsdale AZ, January 2018.** Due to personal reasons I have decided to list here on ebay for any interested buyers, realistic offers will be considered. You are looking at one of the rarest of already a rare breed of cars, a 1960 Jensen 541R. This is a one of a kind Jensen 541R which was purchased and owned by Mr. Quentin Keynes the British Explorer, film maker and bibliophile who was the great grandson of Charles Darwin, and also the nephew of the renowned economist Lord John Maynard Keynes. (Keynesian Economics) Jensen 541R’s were produced from 1957 to 1960 and this was one of the last cars produced and left the factory invoiced on 26 April 1960. 541R’s were fitted with high performance triple Carburetors, 4.0 Liter Austin Motors engine with rack & pinion steering, large disc brakes all around and the light weight Fiberglass body. In 1960 this classic automobile was the fastest 4-seater sports car made, with a top speed of over 125mph. We purchased this car off of the owner in Arizona and the car has its full history/file with documentation from day one that will be supplied to her new owner. She was shipped out to the USA from the UK in the early 60s and registered in San Francisco in 1965. It was then shipped back to the Jensen Factory, West Bromwich in the early 70s for upgrades which among a few of the items included an engine replacement, electrical and an upgraded front factory grill. When we found the car she was like a time shell with all her items in place, all that was needed was some loving and attention to detail. We have given this Milano Red, Jensen 541R an extensive ground up restoration which is well into six figures, including “Deltron” two stage paint , stunning Italian leather interiors, wool carpets, complete re-chrome throughout, new chrome 72 spoke wire wheels, new exhaust system, with an original new Jensen Factory installed motor that has less than 900 miles, original factory overdrive, upgraded wiring and much more down to the very fine details. Our Jensen 541R also has the original “King Dick” Tool Set and Bag, which is complete and the original spare and jack. This is the only 541R that has a factory installed slotted grille, with all documentation from Jensen Motors, truly “One of a Kind”. This is absolutely one of the finest and rarest complete Jensen 541R in existence! We have replaced and restored the following and much more, Interior: Seats rebuilt in rust leather with matching piping. Door Panels & inserts rust leather Wool Carpeting throughout & rust beading. Sound deadener matting & padding thru-out under carpet. Headliner and new side trims re-done in ivory with original style Interior Chrome re-chromed Door Hinges Passenger wooden foot rest Original dash restored & recovered in rust leather Original wooden Steering Wheel with horn pad restored Shifter Base plate with rust leather Emergency Brake Boot All Electrical repaired & checked New Rear quarter glass Center Console restored in rust leather Inside Door Handles re-chromed All Gauges Work stripped, rewired and tested New Weather Stripping throughout interior New front, side quarter and rear window Rubber Weather Seal New custom manufactured aluminum Door Steps inner, side and outer with original design Trunk carpeted and panels recovered in rust New Trunk weather stripping Trunk Handle re-chromed Original King Dick Tool Set and Bag, Original Spare and Jack. Stereo System: Original Radio, stripped and rebuilt 2 x Audio Speakers Rear Panel New Antenna Professional wiring and install. Exterior: Paint Color - Deltron Milano Red New 72 spoke Chrome Wire Wheels & New Tires (we also have the original wire wheels) Rear Bumper & over-riders Re-chromed Front Bumper & over-riders Re-chromed Light surrounds, Hood, Grill etc all Re-chromed. Original Badges, Front & rear. Underside of Jensen completely restored and sealed with new Rubber sealer Engine Compartment: 4 Liter Austin Motors Engine with original 900miles from factory 4 speed Manual transmission with working factory overdrive Steam cleaned engine bay and detailed Distributor Cap New Performance Coil Performance Dual Exhaust 6 into 2 Performance Dual Muffler Intake Manifold Gasket Exhaust Manifold Gaskets Valve Cover Restored Valve Cover Gasket New OEM water Pump All external lights checked and replaced Radiator re-cored & restored Radiator Hose upper and lower Radiator Cap Original Radiator FanAlso electric push fan on/off switch under dash Fuel Tank dropped and cleaned Rewired Tank sender Fuel Pump Steering Rack New Brake Master Cylinder New Brake Booster New Brake Hoses all around New Brake Lines Rebuilt Brake Calipers Rebuild 3 x Carburetors Air Filter Assembly Restored Filters Oil New Inline Fuel Filter Plug Wires Spark Plugs New Belts x 3 New Battery And much, much more.... ** Clean Arizona Title. **Realistic offers will be considered. **Feel free to call me and ask any questions at (310) 429-3755 or send me a message. **Buyer is responsible for shipping. Car is sold as is where is and Sale is Final, No warranty, nor is any implied in the auction. Thank you so much and happy bidding!!! ** Car is also for sale locally and we reserve the right to end auction early should it sell. ** PLEASE ONLY JOIN OUR AUCTION IF YOU INTEND TO BUY, THANK YOU. ** MUST VIEW IN PERSON TO TRULY APPRECIATE. PLEASE NOTE: THE "G80" IN HEADING AND MODEL DETAILS, IS A TECHNICAL GLITCH WITH EBAY AND THEY ARE UNABLE TO REMOVE AT PRESENT

Sold at: 12/27/2017 11:59
Sold Price:$98,022
# of Bids:14
Location:Rancho Palos Verdes, California

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