There’s something about the Jensen Interceptor that means it’s still a head-tuner 45 years after it was launched.

It’s a pretty rare beast (around 6400 were made) and also morphed into the world-leading four-wheel drive FF, but the styling just seems as show stopping today as it ever did.

Read Autocar's original Jensen Interceptor road test

Some years ago I heard that the market in Interceptors was oddly distorted because, while the car was an object of desire, most of the survivors were well worn and a proper restoration was hideously expensive.

The upshot was that many desirable Interceptors languished in barns and garages up and down the land. Indeed, I know of one, which is occasionally coaxed into firing up and taken for a quick spin around the lanes.