In order to manufacturer our bespoke Jensen 541S fitted car cover we have called upon the experts at Protec Covers in Bradford. They took a trip down to our workshops to measure up for the cover which we should hopefully see with us with a week or so. Whilst on site, they have also taken […]
Category: 1960 Jensen 541S (The Prototype)
“Hi, I’m the former owner of the Jensen 541 S (prototype) that you have been restoring. I’ve been following the progress of its rebirth online over the past months and now it is complete it looks stunning, well done to all those skills for returning her to her former glory.”
At the start of the 1950s, the Jensen Motor Company had a financially sound business producing commercial vehicles and building bespoke bodies for other manufacturers. As is often the way with successful entrepreneurs, the Jensen brothers enjoyed having their name on their products and having been involved for years prior to the war building small cars […]
We are now into the very final stages of our 1960 Jensen 541S restoration. This very special and very unique car was one of only 3 prototypes produced by the Jensen brothers and was the only prototype to hold the automatic transmission which Jensen then went on to mass produce. In theory, this is the […]
Our Jensen 541S has returned to Graham Whitehouse Autos to have the gearbox set up. The gearbox was rebuilt by Graham Whitehouse Autos earlier in the project build but now we have it fitted back into the car and with the engine running we can now set up to maximise performance. In order to reset the gearbox the […]
We are now days away from the completion of our 1960 Jensen 541S (the prototype). It has been a long restoration journey but hugely rewarding as we revive one of the very first prototype 541S’s to leave the Jensen factory. We still have a couple of smaller tasks to take care of and some touching […]
We have unknowingly used the services of Speedy Cable in the past on various clock and dials refurbishment productbut going through various third parties. On the restoration of our Jensen 541S we have headed straight for the source and now want to say a huge thank you to the guys and girls at Speedy Cable. They have […]
Lots of putting on and taking off today as John fits up the bootlid on our 1960 Jensen 541S. It is finally secure and in position and looking incredible. Every line and curve on this car is truly stunning…
Our Jensen 541S has been bare due to the missing spare wheel carrier and like most items on the Jensen they are almost impossible to source. Thanks to David at the Jensen Owner’s Club we now have exactly what we need and the spare wheel is now securely in position.
The beautiful door cards are now fitted back into place on our 1960 Jensen 541S. John is now on the final stages of the build with only small, concentrated areas to focus on now. The final parts of the chrome-work will be back with us early next week.
I won’t lie to you, fitting up the power steering hasn’t been ‘EZ’ (sorry, couldn’t resist), through no fault of anyone in particular but simply due to the fact that this may be the only Jensen 541S of it’s kind to have one in. We called upon the assistance of EZ Electric Power Steering, the […]
Just waiting on the door cards to be completed but we have made a really good start with the refit of the Jensen interior. We have had very little to do with the interior as it came to us look beautiful. A few minor alterations and a couple of areas needed some TLC but we […]
We are currently in the process of fitting up power steering to our 1960 Jensen 541S. Obviously not an original install when rolled out of the factory in 1960 but an excellent addition to the restoration. EZ Power Steering specialise in power steering for classic vehicles. Their main offices are in Holland where they manufacture the […]