It is lovely to receive a copy of the Zomer 2021 Jensen Journaal in the post this week.
Several of our Jensens that we have restored have been featured in this month’s copy of the Dutch magazine, Jensen Journaal! https://jensenholland.nl/ It’s an absolute privilege, so thank you.
The magazine talks about our 1957 Jensen 541R, the 1958 Jensen 541R, the 1960 Jensen 541R and the 1960 Jensen 541S (The Prototype).
Here are our website links to the cars that were featured to find out more information on each of the restoration projects.
We call it the Jensen bible and in order to protect it Kath has made a bespoke leather book bag.
She started the process by drawing, measuring and working out the dimensions and design for the bag. Black leather was cut out to the required shapes and measurements and then mounted onto 3mm foam. She then sewed around the edges of the mounted pieces to make sure they were secure.
The first step in putting it all together was to sew a zip between two pieces of mounted leather with a zipper foot. Red topstitching went down either side of the zip as a finishing touch. Kath attached the zip and sidebands with clips onto the front of the book bag, to make sure it all fitted together, before sewing in place. She checked the book fitted inside, before sewing the back of the bag on. Red topstitching running around the outside edges of the front and back matched the zipper.
Now that we’ve received all the parts for this Jensen, it’s up for sale and ready for someone to take it on as a project. For the new owner of this Jensen, we can restore it to any standard they wish, whether that’s original or bespoke.
Our Peony Red Jensen has been a similar project with the client wanting to take on a project for us to create a bespoke classic.
It shouldn’t be news to our readers that we’re a bit mad about Jensen’s here…With a total of 8 Jensen’s in recently, and about 6 of them still being with us, Gordon and Craig thought that we may as well get some more in, so that’s exactly what we’ve done! On their way back from Newcastle, Craig and Gordon rescued these two vehicles from a barn in Cumbria. There’s nothing more exciting in the restoration world than a good barn find.
You’d be forgiven for getting confused about it being a collection of ‘two’ Jensen’s, but we assure you, there are definitely two cars there! One is a slightly dusty shell and the other resembles more of a box of parts, but once fitted all together, it’ll make two stunning classic early Jensen 541’s! We’ve got a large majority of the components however there’s still a lot we’ll need to fabricate ourselves.
Although the final plan of action for these restorations is undecided, we’re fairly certain we’ll market these two projects for sale, with the aim for it to be bought and subsequently restored in-house. These Jensens are likely to be much like the Peony red Jensen that also arrived with us in a less desirable state and was later bought by a client to be restored in house.
If you’re in search of a Jensen, we have multiple options for you. We have our early 1958 Jensen 541R up for sale, which comes in working condition, ready to drive. Or if you fancy more of a bespoke project, we have a restoration project to be bought that was formerly Gordon’s and is lovingly referred to as our ‘lilac’ Jensen, as this was originally the colour chosen by our director Gordon. This is awaiting an ambitious new owner to continue the restoration. Likewise, we also have our recent Jensens 541 which will also be marketed as bespoke restorations for someone who fancies themselves not only an early Jensen but would also like a bespoke project built to their exact requirements.
Watch this space for more information coming soon!