Jensen Motors Ltd was a British manufacturer of sports cars and commercial vehicles in England. Jensen Motors built specialist car bodies for major manufacturers alongside cars of their own design using engines and mechanicals of major manufacturers. Founded by brothers Alan Jensen and Richard Jensen in 1934. Jensen Motors was bought by Norcros Limited in June 1959. Alan and Richard Jensen resigned from the board in 1966. In mid 1968 Norcros decided to sell and was bought by a merchant bank. Donald Healey became a director of Jensen Motors in 1970 and a result of this was the Lotus-engined Jensen-Healey which appeared in 1972.

The oil crisis hit Jensen Motors hard, greatly damaging the sales of its very large V8 Interceptor model and thus degrading its financial condition as a whole. By 1974 Jensen Motors had fallen on hard times, The company was placed into receivership and allowed production to continue until the available cache of parts was exhausted in 1976 and then close in May 1976.

In 2011, Healey Sports Cars Switzerland Ltd (HSCS), who owns all assets, intellectual property, designs, and brand rights for the Jensen and Interceptor brands announced CPP Global Holdings was appointed to engineer, develop and build the new Jensen Interceptor planned for late 2012, with deliveries to customers beginning in 2014. As of October 2017, no additional announcements have been made.

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