For Sale: 1973 Jensen-Healey Convertible in O'Fallon, Illinois

Vehicle Description

Gateway Classic Cars of Dallas is proud to offer a seriously cool 1973 Jensen Healey Mk2. Powered by an all-aluminum 2.0L Lotus Inline 4 making 140HP, with a 4-speed manual. A beautiful Black on Camel color combo. When production of the Austin-Healey 3000 ended, Donald Healey opened discussions with Jensen Motors, who had built the bodies for Healey's Austin-Healey cars. The largest Austin-Healey dealer in the U.S., San Francisco-based Kjell Qvale, was also keen to find a replacement to the Austin-Healey 3000; Qvale would become a major shareholder of Jensen, making Donald Healey the chairman. The Jensen-Healey was developed in a joint venture by Donald Healey, his son Geoffrey, and Jensen Motors. Hugo Poole did the styling of the body, the front, and back of which were later modified by William Towns to take advantage of the low profile engine and to allow cars for the U.S. market to be fitted with bumpers to meet increasingly strict U.S. safety regulations. The unitary body understructure was designed by Barry Bilbie, who had been responsible for the Austin-Healey 100, 100-6 and 3000 as well as the Sprite. It was designed to be easy to repair, with bolt-on panels, to keep insurance premiums down.Jensen-Healey interiors started out comparatively austere and functional, with plastic center consoles and all-black color schemes. (Some earlier models do sport brown interiors, however.) In August 1973, aesthetic extras such as a clock, wood grain on the dashboard, and glove-box and padding as well as air conditioning as an option were added. 1976 Jensen GT models went even further by offering an elaborate burr walnut wood dashboard and paisley-patterned cloth seats, with leather as an option.The suspension was simple but effective with double wishbone and coil springs at the front, and a live rear axle with trailing arms and coils at the rear. Brakes consisted of discs at the front and drums at the rear. The suspension, steering gear, brakes and rear axle were adapted from the Vauxhall Firenza with the exception of the front brakes, which were then widely used Girling Type 14 Calipers.Our Healey is well kept, She runs and drives on the highway, looks great, and will turn heads, you won't see another on the road, especially in this condition!. This Jensen Healey is with our Dallas Showroom and can be viewed in greater detail including 100+ HD pictures and an HD video at www.GatewayClassicCars .com. For additional information, please contact our knowledgeable staff at (817)310-9400 or email us at [email protected] .com. If you would like to, come to our Dallas Showroom, Hours: Monday through Saturday, 9 AM to 5 PM CST

Vehicle Details

  • 1973 Jensen-Healey Convertible
  • Listing ID:CC-1550401
  • Price:$10,000
  • Location:O'Fallon, Illinois
  • Year:1973
  • Make:Jensen-Healey
  • Model:Convertible
  • Exterior Color:Black
  • Interior Color:Camel
  • Transmission:Manual
  • Odometer:22522
  • Stock Number:DFW1884
  • VIN:GCCDFW1884

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1237 Central Park Dr
O'Fallon, IL 62269
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