Hello other users of this site; I am hoping you can help me. I am writing from New Zealand. I have a Jensen Interceptor that I have been restoring from the ground up for the past 10 years. I have almost finished and am researching the cars history. My car is a 1972 Jensen Interceptor III, it was primrose (yellow) in colour with a black vinyl roof and was first sold by Endcliffe Motors in Sheffield probably at the end of 1972. It was sold to Eversure Textiles Ltd and I have tracked the owner, David Wosskow, and spoken to him last week. David owned the car for about 15-18 months. He gave the car back to Endcliffe Motors when the cars engine bay caught fire in Sheffields main street one day. David said it was quite a sight. He said that Endcliffe Motors took the car back and he thought they sent it back to the Jensen factory for repairs. He said he was given a loan FF Interceptor to run around in whilst they sorted it out. He never saw his car again and went on to buy another type of car.
I was hoping to locate employees of Endcliffe Motors about this time, 1973,74,75 who may remember this incident and may know of the fate of my car. I came across a 'DaveH' who is regular user of this site that said he had worked at Endcliffe Motors at one point. I am picking the car may have come back to Endcliffe Motors for re-sale once repaired. Any help would be appreciated.
For your interest, at some stage the car made its way to Hong Kong. I think around 1980. It was purchased by a New Zealander in a poor state in the late 80's. He had the body restored but everything stripped out of the car and in boxes. This is how it was shipped back to Auckland New Zealand and then sat in a garage for some 20 years before I came across it. The car has had the works and is almost ready for compliance and registration. Knowing the cars history helps that final process.
Thanks for your help.