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1974 Jensen Jealey JH5





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Up for sale is this true survivor 1974 Jensen Healey JH5. I recently acquired this from the estate of a lifetime Jensen enthusiast. It hasn't seen much drive time over the last four years since his death but it didn't take much to bring his little red Jenny back to life. Jensen Healey's are the best kept secret in classic import cars. Equipped with the Lotus built 907 2.0 liter all aluminum twin cam engine it blew the doors off any MG, Triumph, Alfa or Fiat of the day. It dominated SCCA sports car racing for two years. The only thing that came close performance wise on the road course to a Jensen Healey was the Datsun 240Z and Porsche 911. They are also quite comfortable and more luxurious compared to other drop tops available at the time. This car is completely stock and is rust free. It has seen continuous maintenance and has no mechanical issues. That includes shocks, brakes, bushings and ball joints. The clutch is firm and the rare Getrag dogleg 5-speed gear box shifts smoothly. The motor pulls strong, breathing freely through the stock Zenith Stromberg Carbs and exhaust. It steers and stops as it should. All of the lights and controls work, even the AM/FM 8-Track tape player works (Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass tape not included).. The interior is in great shape. The seats are free of rips and tears, the carpet looks good too. The original rubber floor mats are intact although the driver's side logo is wearing thin. The dash and steering wheel covers have a few small cracks but nothing major. The wood is way above average with nothing missing or peeling away. The top is in great shape too although the rear window is no longer clear. The original 13" wheels are perfect and clad with nice Michelin tires. The sheepskins came with the car and are a butt saver in the desert sun. When I found it the car was pretty dirty with cobwebs under the hood and chassis. The car isn't perfect and has a few nits to pick here and there. But there is no sign of accident damage and I believe the sheet metal to be 100% original. It cleaned up nicely and will certainly buff out to look even better. Underneath the car is rust free, straight and solid! This is a TWO OWNER car, originally purchased from Zenker-Felt Motors of Eureka, California then resold in 1983. The odometer reads 90,475 miles as of today. Looking at this car I am confident that it has not been rolled over. This is my third Jensen Healey and it is as fine a driver condition example as you will find. You can take this car to any show, likely be the only one there with a Jensen and not have to make any excuses for this sweet survivor. They only produced 10,000 of them over the four year production run. This JH5 is the final edition. These classic, high performance roadsters may not bring as much money as a comparable condition TR6 but the ownership experience is far superior (I've owned both). Take care of and enjoy this car and you will never lose money on it.

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