Mk2 C-V8s were produced with the 6-interior designer cv pdf engine and four-speed manual gearbox , followed by two manual Mk3s. The car was one of the fastest production four-seaters of its era.
The upgraded Mk II, introduced in October 1963, had Selectaride rear dampers and minor styling changes. Changes on the Mk III, the final version of the series which was introduced in June 1965, included a minor reduction in overall length, deeper windscreen, equal size headlamps without chrome bezels, improved interior ventilation, wood-veneer dashboard, the addition of overriders to the bumpers, and a dual-circuit braking system. 2308, the blue car illustrated in this article is a mildly modified Mark Two which left the factory in May, 1965. Italy’s leading classic car magazine.
But because of concerns that they might reduce the effectiveness of the headlamps, the covers were deleted for the production cars. As a consequence the C-V8’s front-end appearance was compromised and proved controversial for decades. Owners are now starting to return their cars to the original streamlined styling intended by the car’s designer Eric Neale. The model was discontinued in 1966 after a total production run of 500. The fibreglass body, and the fact that the twin-tube frame was set in from the perimeter of the car, have contributed to the model’s comparatively high survival rate. MP, the Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Historic Vehicles Group.
Used Cars on test: 1965 Jensen C-V8″. The Sedanca was also featured in Classics Monthly magazine, issue 146, February 2009. In 1964 a Jensen C-V8 towed a 400, Alpine and Musketeer Caravan at over 100mph at Duxford Aerodrome. The Musketeer tow set the world Record at just over 102mph !