The Jensen Interceptor is a favourite for the discerning PHer, indeed making it into the final rankings of the 100 Greatest Cars Of All Time (
according to PHers
There's an awful lot of work in this car
Having recently seen an exceptional burgundy Mk2 Interceptor lovingly restored – and available to hire - by
Great Car Escapes
, the mind wanders to the market for classic Interceptors. And then gets diverted by the Viperceptor, the ultimate 21st century modernisation of the original and fitted (clue is in the name) with an 8.3-litre Viper V10.
The beast in question is the vision of Brook Anderson, who began the project back in 2010 with a 1974 Jensen. Alongside the team at Valley Gas Speed Shop in Hampshire they set to work on creating the Viperceptor, two years of work realising this creation with 510hp and 535lb ft of torque and now for sale at an appropriately burly £149,000.
In case the standard V8 isn't enough...
You can argue the toss over the marriage of modern mechanicals and the sacrifice of an original car in the name of ultimate power – and our friends at Classic and Sports Car
– but as an alternative to that other Viper powered Brit bruiser, the
, it’s a compelling package. And as a true one-off makes the Bristol look positively common.
Why you should: It’s an Interceptor with a 510hp Viper engine – what more reason do you need?
Why you shouldn't: You can buy an original 7.2 V8 Mk3 for £100,000 less and have just as much fun
See the original advert here and a website dedicated to the build here.