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JENSEN CV8 MARK III

Country of Manufacture:
England     Vin #: 1142494
Model Type: 2 Door Coupe
Body Designer: Eric Neale
Engine: Chrysler 6.3 Liter V8 (6276cc)
Horsepower: 330 bhp at 4600 rpm
Torque: 425 lb at 2800 rpm
Transmission: Torqueflight 3-Speed Automatic
Suspension:
Front- Independent, unequal length wishbones, Armstrong lever arm dampers, coil springs, anti-roll bar
Rear- Live axle, half-elliptic leaf springs, Armstrong telescopic dampers
Brakes:
Front- Dunlop discs
Rear- Dunlop discs
Top Speed: 130 mph

History: The CV8 evolved from the 541S model that preceded it. An interesting feature of the chassis was to seal the mail chassis rails and use them as vacuum reservoirs for the brake servo circuitry. Apart from a new body design, the main change was the substitution of a Chrysler 5.9 liter V8 in place of the 4 liter, 6 cylinder Austin engine previously used in the 541S model. The CV8 was introduced at the Earls Court Motor Show in 1963.

Production:
In total there were 461 CV8’s built over the 5 year, 1962 to 1966 period. 70 Mark I’s were built before Mark II emerged in 1963. The Mark II version featured the addition of Armstrong Selectaride adjustable rear dampers and minor interior and exterior detail changes. The most significant change was the substitution of 6.3 liter engine in place of the Mark I’s 5.9 liter engine. 250 Mark II’s were built. The Mark III was launched in 1965 and featured a revised front headlight treatment, new bumpers, a deeper windshield and lower cowl and a more luxurious interior with a burl walnut dashboard. 141 Mark III’s were built. This particular car was the last CV8 built.

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