1966-1971 Jensen FF

The 1966-1971 Jensen FF was a trail-blazing high-performance GT, closely related to the contemporary Interceptor, but featuring Ferguson Formula four-wheel drive and a Dunlop "Maxaret" anti-skid braking system. It differed from the Interceptor in appearance only: the Jensen FF featured a four-inch longer wheelbase (all ahead of the cowl) and an extra vertical cooling louver in the front fenders.

The 1966-1971 Jensen FF was very complex and very expensive to build -- too costly, in fact, to be continued once the Interceptor was reworked to Series III specifications. The Jensen FF was offered only with Chrysler TorqueFlite automatic transmission and power steering. The FF drive system worked via a center differential, and was full-time.

Although the Jensen FF was never officially sold in the U.S., a few early examples were likely imported privately. The models were built on an as-needed basis, which along with the unique specification guarantees collectibility. However, finding one won't be easy.

Pluses of the 1966-1971 Jensen FF:
  • Unique concept (the world's first 4WD supercar)
  • Real exclusivity
  • Terrific traction
  • Italian grace
  • American pace
  • Fairly plentiful, yet has low-production appeal
  • Ubiquitous, easily serviced drivetrains
  • Some body parts still available in the UK
  • Very affordable now
Minuses of the 1966-1971 Jensen FF:
  • FF drivetrain parts in short supply, as are longer hood and fenders
  • Limited appreciation
  • Restoration costly and complex
Production of the 1966-1971 Jensen FF:

Specifications of the 1966-1971 Jensen FF:
Wheelbase, inches: 109.0
Length, inches: 191.0
Weight, pounds: 4,030
Price, new: NA

Engines for the 1966-1971 Jensen FF:

Type Size
ohv V-8
383 cc
325/330 1966-1971

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