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1998 Jensen SV8


Key Detail

Kilometres: 15,000km
Engine: 4.6 litre Cobra V8
Body: Convertible
Transmission: 5 Speed Manual
Seats 2
Import History: UK
Fuel Type: Petrol
Model Detail: 4.6 Litre V8 - 5 Speed Manual


We are very pleased to present the only Jensen SV8 in New Zealand and one of only 20 made in the Jensen Factory!

It can be argued that this car cost NZD$1.0m to make. In that the Jensen Company raised 10 million pounds funding, produced just 20 of these cars, then went bankrupt.

A further 12 cars were later put together by the receivers when the company went bankrupt - total cars produced just 32.

This thunderous Roadster has a unique place in British motoring history being chassis number SABTVR03810158632, once of 3 pre-production test/development cars. Thats right this prototype was tuned and fettled by the Jensen engineers as they strove to develop the best British roadster of the time.

Being a front engined V8 Manual convertible this car will put a smile on your face every time you get in. This car sounds like a V8 should and is surprisingly light and nimble through corners with its full Aluminium body. Plenty of grip is offered with 225/45R17s up front and 235/45R17s on the rear.

Key Specs:

-4.6 litre 32 Valve 4 cam V8 Ford Mustang Engine


-Top speed 260kmph

-Tremac 5 Speed gearbox

-Dyna Limited Slip Differential

-Koni Coil Overs

-Eagle F1 tires

-PBR Brakes

- 0-100kmph in 4.6 seconds!


The Jensen SV8 is incredibly unique and special invest in an appreciating classic.

No expense has been spared in keeping this car in tip top condition. Recent work carried out includes: Shocks all rebuilt. New air conditioning pump and drive belt, all disc rotors machined new tyres. New front sway bar links and mounts. Spark plugs and filters done approximately 6 months ago less than 1000km

Maintenance charger with hardwired plug included in sale as well as an extensive spare parts inventory, including windscreen, brake lights, brake calipers etc.

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