Jensen S-type

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Jensen S-type
1938 Jensen S-type Drophead, 3.5-litre
Manufacturer Jensen Motors
Production 1936–1941
Body and chassis
Body style Saloon
Layout Front-engine, rear-wheel-drive
Engine 2.3 L Ford Sidevalve V8
3.5 L Ford Sidevalve V8
Successor Jensen H-type

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.[1] The car was built on a steel chassis and used aluminium for the body panels.[2] 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.[3] 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.


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