Jensen CV-8 Coupé MkIII (1965)

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Jensen CV-8 Coupé MkIII 1965-66

Engine (Chrysler V8)
Cylinders: 8, V
Bore: 108mm, Stroke: 86mm
Displacement: 6,276cc
Valves: Pushrod/overhead 16
Compression ratio: 10 to 1
Carburettors: 4 barrel Carter type AFB, automatic choke
Power output: 330bhp at 5,600rpm
Torque: 4,25 lb/ft at 2,800rpm

Performance
Maximum speed: 139mph
Acceleration: 0-60mph 6.8secs
Approx fuel consumption: 13mpg

Transmission
TorqueFlite 3-speed automatic

Brakes
Power assisted, dual hydraulic system, discs all round

Steering
Rack and pinion

Suspension
Front: Independent coil
and wishbone
Rear: semi-elliptic leaf
Selectaride dampers
at rear
Wheels
16in ventilated pressed steel
6.50 x 16in crossply tyres

Construction
Steel tubular underbody chassis
with GRP body

Dimensions & Weight
Wheelbase: 8ft 9in
Track - front: 4ft 8in
Track - rear: 4ft 9in
Overall length: 15ft 5in
Overall width: 5ft 8in
Overall height: 4ft 7in
Ground clearance: 7.5in
Turning circle: 38ft
Fuel tank: 16gals
Kerb weight: 31.38cwt

Production
1965-66: 181 produced
Price when new (inc P.tax:
£3,392 7s. 1d.
 

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