R: [ROVERNET - UK] Re: P6BS prototype, E - type and Jensen Interceptor

Ruotolo Gianluca (DD) gianluca.ruotolo at enel.it
Wed Aug 30 10:19:35 BST 2006

Dear Geoff,

		you' re lucky to have such a beautiful car in nice conditions.

I only wanted to say that it was produced in not big numbers, so is very uncommon by us: never seen one in Italy or in continental europe till now, only articles on Ruoteclassiche, Auto d' Epoca or these magazines.

Of course, in England you can find cars for sale, adveritised on Classic cars, Popular Classic and so on.

By the way, I'd love to have one.

Best regards, Gianluca.

-----Messaggio originale-----
Da: rovernet-bounces at lyris.ccdata.com [mailto:rovernet-bounces at lyris.ccdata.com] Per conto di Geoff Kirkpatrick
Inviato: mercoledì 30 agosto 2006 2.07
A: rovernet at lyris.ccdata.com
Oggetto: [ROVERNET - UK] Re: P6BS prototype

"It was difficult at that time to attempt at E - type primate, see for example tne beautiful but 
unsuccessful Jensen Interceptor, which is nowadays quite rare."

It was actually quite successful considering it was built by a small independent maker.  Nearly 7,000 were built, including 320 of the all-wheel-drive FF.  A large proportion of them were sold in the US, and they are not particularly rare here, though finding good ones can be difficult.  I have a very nice original one which has been in California its whole life, so has no rust which is what killed most of them.

The Jensen and the Jag weren't really aimed at the same market.  The Jensen was more expensive and exclusive (though not necessarily better). 
It was more a competitor to Aston Martin and the like.


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Geoff Kirkpatrick, 382 Riverside Avenue, Ben Lomond, CA 95005, USA

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