Jensen PW

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Jensen PW
Jensen PW Limousine.jpg
Overview
Manufacturer Jensen Motors
Production 1946–1952
Body and chassis
Body style Saloon
Layout Front-engine, rear-wheel-drive
Powertrain
Engine 3.9 L Austin I6
4.0 L Meadows I8
Chronology
Predecessor Jensen H-type
Successor Jensen Interceptor

The Jensen PW is a saloon car built by Jensen Motors from 1946 through 1952. The PW stood for Post-War, as the car was the first model built by Jensen after the Second World War.[1] A convertible model was also built alongside the hardtop saloon.[2]

The first models utilized the Meadows 3,993 cc (4.0 L; 243.7 cu in) straight-eight engines. However, issues arising from harsh vibrations while driving eventually led to Jensen engineers to switch first to Nash straight-eights and then to better established 3,993 cc (4.0 L; 243.7 cu in) straight-six engines from the Austin Sheerline.[3]

In total, there were less than 20 examples of the PW to leave Jensen's West Bromwich factory.

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References[edit]

Media related to Jensen P8 at Wikimedia Commons

  1. ^ Jensen PW at Motorbase.com
  2. ^ Jensen Cars - Jensen PW at JensenCars.org
  3. ^ Jensen History at The Classic Garage