Jensen C-V8 Coupé MkIII 1965-66
See specifications and enlarged front view below illustration.
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Jensen C-V8 Coupé MkIII 1965-66 specifications
Engine (Chrysler V8)
Cylinders: 8, V
Bore: 108mm, Stroke: 86mm
Displacement: 6,276cc
Valves: Pushrod/overhead 16
Compression ratio: 10 to 1
Carburettors: 4 barrel Carter type AFB, automatic choke
Power output: 330bhp at 5,600rpm
Torque: 4,25 lb/ft at 2,800rpm

Maximum speed: 139mph
Acceleration: 0-60mph 6.8secs
Approx fuel consumption: 13mpg

TorqueFlite 3-speed automatic

Power assisted, dual hydraulic system, discs all round

Rack and pinion

Front: Independent coil
and wishbone
Rear: semi-elliptic leaf
Selectaride dampers
at rear
16in ventilated pressed steel
6.50 x 16in crossply tyres

Steel tubular underbody chassis
with GRP body

Dimensions & Weight
Wheelbase: 8ft 9in
Track - front: 4ft 8in
Track - rear: 4ft 9in
Overall length: 15ft 5in
Overall width: 5ft 8in
Overall height: 4ft 7in
Ground clearance: 7.5in
Turning circle: 38ft
Fuel tank: 16gals
Kerb weight: 31.38cwt

1965-66: 181 produced
Price when new (inc
£3,392 7s. 1d.