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1953 Jensen 541 Prototype

1953 Jensen 541 Prototype

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1953 Jensen 541 Prototype

Although this prototype was exhibited in 1953, the Jensen 541 did not enter production until 1954. Widely considered to be the best looking car ever to emerge from the West Bromwich factory, it was styled by Jensen's Eric Neale and was not only attractive, it was highly aerodynamic with a Cd figure of just 0.39, one of the lowest recorded at the time.

This car is the actual Jensen prototype that was built for the Earl's Court Motor Show in London. Hand built at the Jensen factory, it has bodywork entirely made of aluminum, apart from the fiberglass boot lid. The car has been previously exhibited at the Glasgow Motor Museum in Glasgow, Scotland.

The Jensen 541 was in production form 1954 to 1959 with a total of 226 cars built.

Features:

135 hp, 4-litre, 6-cylinder engine with triple carburetors
4-speed transmission
Independent coil and wishbone front suspension
Leaf-sprung hypoid bevel rear axle
Cam and roller steering with Girling hydraulic brakes

Photographed at the Tampa Bay Automobile Museum by Douglas Wilkinson.

1953 Jensen 541 Prototype Additional Pictures

Jensen Logo Emblem

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