Famous Targa Tasmania Jensen C-V8 For Sale

Is this the most famous Jensen in the world?


Jensen CV8 Mk2 VIN104/2070

This was the first Mk2 CV8 delivered, 16th October 1963. Imported to
Australia in the late 1970’s and subject to a full body off restoration,
reconfigured and fully optimised for Tarmac Rally LMS specification in 2002.
This vehicle is probably the most awarded car in Tarmac Rallying, over 120
trophies including multiple wins and podiums in Targa Tasmania, Classic
Adelaide and Targa High Country (Outright and Handicap) and several
championship series wins, totally sorted after the first few years with many
performance upgrades and ‘no expense spared’ maintenance through its 14
years of competition life. Ready and able to top the podium again and will
go into the Targa ‘Hall of Fame’ on its next Targa.

Without doubt the most well known vehicle of the Jensen Marque worldwide.
Truly amazing and predictable handling characteristics with awesome
acceleration, 235km top speed on 3.1:1 final drive, 603 flywheel horsepower
and over 560lb/ft torque on a lazy 6,000 rpm limiter. 50/50 weight
distribution (from standard) and bulletproof driveline. Had the factory
bothered to race these vehicles in period they would certainly have won Le

421cu/in ‘B’ block Chrysler engine built by Muscle Motors Racing (Michigan)
to LMS specs, custom steel crank, Flowed heads, Ross pistons, T&D roller
rockers, all the usual performance bolt-ons including dual dash switchable
MSD’s with back-up coils. PWR custom dual pass radiator (plus 2 spares

Manual ‘Hemi’ A833 gearbox per original but with PAR custom dog-set.
(Complete bolt-in spare dog box supplied) Hurst competition shifter,
Centreforce Dual Friction 11” clutch with Quartermaster hydraulic release
bearing (spares included), Eaton TruTrac diff with Romac floating axles
(spare axle and Auburn diff centre included).

Custom 85litre alloy fuel tank (120ltr spare included). Racing Car
Technology suspension with Koni competition front shocks, QA1 competition
rear shocks (plus spare set included). King springs all-round. Full set of
spare suspension components supplied including king-pins.

O’Brien custom wiring harness with dual masters. Bosnjak Engineering front
uprights and carriers, Porsche ‘Brembo’ front callipers on HSV rotors PBR
‘Corvette’ rear callipers on HSV rotors. Tilton bulkhead-mount balance bar
pedal set. Hydraulic handbrake. Set of 6 (original) Simmons 2 piece 16” rims
on 30 bolt B45 centres.

Full Wildridge roll cage including rear corner brace. SPA design digital
gauges, Cobra race seats, spare (different size) navigators seat, current
six point harnesses and safety equipment. A number of body moulds come with
the vehicle.

$150,000 ono. (Australian)

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