1973 Jensen Healey Review

By: Guy Allen, Unique Cars magazine

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1973 Jensen Healey 1973 Jensen Healey
1973 Jensen Healey 1973 Jensen Healey
1973 Jensen Healey 1973 Jensen Healey
1973 Jensen Healey 1973 Jensen Healey
1973 Jensen Healey 1973 Jensen Healey
1973 Jensen Healey 1973 Jensen Healey
1973 Jensen Healey 1973 Jensen Healey
1973 Jensen Healey 1973 Jensen Healey

Lightweight Brit

If you were in the mood to treat yourself to a soft-top sports car with a bit of the exotic about it, you could do worse than a Jensen Healey.

They’ve never been a particularly expensive car on the used market and in a world where a Monaro can set you back a few hundred kay, sub-25 seems a reasonable proposition.

The name Jensen has attached to some wild gear over the years, with the interceptor being chief among them. However that big master blaster coupe is at the opposite end of the gene pool.

This car is all about being, simple, nimble and light. Jensen reportedly tried a few different powerplants before settling on this, the Lotus 907.

It’s a twin overhead cam design, displacing 1973cc and running four valves per cylinder. That’s fairly high spec, given the build date.

Twin Dellorto carburettors feed it and it’s hooked up to a four-speed manual transmission, built by Chrysler. So, decent if not radical spec to give you what should be a lively rear-drive car.

As with all old cars, these things reward some TLC, so it’s worth ensuring the carburetion is right and the servicing is kept up to date.

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