1938 Jensen S-type Drophead, 3.5-litre
|Body and chassis|
|Engine||2.3 L Ford Sidevalve V8
3.5 L Ford Sidevalve V8
The Jensen S-type was a car built by Jensen Motors from 1936 until 1941 as both a saloon and a convertible. It was the firm's first volume production car, based on Ford motors from the United States, and chassis parts from Ford of Britain sourced through M B K Motors. The car was built on a steel chassis and used aluminium for the body panels. The car was sold with either a 2,227 cc (2.2 L; 135.9 cu in) or a 3,622 cc (3.6 L; 221.0 cu in) Ford Sidevalve V8 engine, equipped with two downdraft carburetors, Vertex ignition, and a Columbia overdrive rear axle. The cars were available in three body styles: 2-door convertible, 3-door tourer, and 4-door saloon.
In total, there were about 50 S-type cars built by Jensen in their West Bromwich factory, with an estimated 10 cars still surviving today.
Media related to Jensen S-Type at Wikimedia Commons
- Norman Mort. Anglo-American Cars: From the 1930s to the 1970s. p. 15.
- Jensen S 2.25 Litre/3.5 Litre at Motorbase
- Joseph Cabadas. '40 Ford: Evolution * Design * Racing * Hot Rodding. p. 105.
Jensen Motors road car timeline, 1936–1976
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