1958 JENSEN 541. NUMBERS MATCHING. FULLY RESTORED 0VER 27 YEARS TO DELUX SPEC. IMPERIAL CRIMSON WITH CREAM LEATHER. £38,995.
The Jensen 541 (so called because they came out in 1954) was built from 1954 to 1959 and is a 2 door Fiberglass bodied on a steel chassis coupe that ran the Austin straight six 4 litre engine and manual gearbox with overdrive. Only 173 of this model were built and only 6 1958's are believed to be on the road today.
This wonderful car was first registered 6/11/1958 to Triplex Ltd, Wolverhampton The Jensen Owners Club records show that this car had chassis number 541/2093848, engine number 40/10821 and body number 5214 and the car remains a matching numbers car today. The car was finished in Imperial Crimson paintwork with a cream leather interior. The club records also show that although the car was a standard model it has an early 'R' type chassis. It also has disc brakes and rack and pinion steering to deluxe specification. The original registration number was TEA 24 but the records show it also ran RAC 100 and 938 EUE back in the 1960's. The car now has the 1958 plate 117 UYN. The club knows of 5 previous owners of the car and the 6th and present owner. The 5th owner a Mr. Ashford from Sheffield purchased the car in 1989 and embarked on the restoration of the car in 1991. The present owner purchased the car from his widow in 2013 and completed the restoration in 2017. The car is now in excellent order and drives very well. Here is a summary of the work carried out on the car over 3 different periods.
1991-1993: The 541 was dismantled and the chassis was completely restored. The engine, suspension, brakes also received the full rebuild treatment using new and refurbished parts where necessary. The body was restored by fiberglass specialists at this time. A new windscreen, new clutch, new shock absorbers, refurbished radiator, new wiring harness, refurbished servo and a stainless steel exhaust system was fitted. Then the car went in to storage for some 14 years before the work continued.
2007-2012: More restoration work and a new coat of paint, refurbished wheels and hubs and new tyres, overdrive unit overhaul, all new calipers and brakes.
2013-2017: The new owner continues the restoration with: New dash and gauges, new clutch slave cylinder, braided hoses, a paint refresh, new chrome all round, refurbished triple SU's and manifold, a stainless steel fuel tank and a superb cream leather interior.
There is a large photo album of the restoration work along with a workshop manual, owners handbook and a huge file of receipts that show over £25,000 has been spent getting the car to it's present condition.