Torqueless Wonder: 1973 Jensen Healey

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The Lotus 907 engine installed in this Jensen Healey was called “The Torqueless Wonder” for its lack of bottom end but good high end horsepower.

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Certainly the behavior does not surprise us: ask for 144 bhp to a 2000 c.c. naturally aspirated, built almost 50 years ago, and also to expect a consistent driving couple at low speeds, it’s a bit like eating your cake and keep it: it simply wasn’t possible.

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But what intrigues us about this car is first and foremost the fact that it is a spider produced in just under three thousand specimens, so a rare car and also the pleasant aspect, even if not extraordinary, the engine is a purebred horse and the general condition of the car looks very good: if we add to this a very affordable price, the whole package becomes very attractive. Find it for sale at $5,950 here in Los Angeles, CA.

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