Jensen CV8 Coupe – a forgotten classic

29. January 2012

jensen cv 8 classic from 1964I've always had a soft spot for the lovely Jensen CV8, a forgotten classic, you might say. With a striking headlamp configuration, the Jensen looked at you in a mischievous way rather than with the mean, or happy face of other automobiles - believe it or not, manufacturers do take the vehicle's 'expression' into account during the design procedure. In fact, the unusual recessed light pods were originally designed to allow the fitting of perspex covers, but this idea was dropped prior to production.

With enough chrome to keep the traditionalist happy and a streamlined shape akin to a James Bond car - Roger Moore did actually drive a Jensen built Volvo P1800 in The Saint – the CV8 deserves it's place in British motor manufacturing history.More...