I made a note that when I had a moment I would arrange to go and see the collection and the Jensens in particular. That opportunity occurred in July 2014. My wife an I were graciously given an exclusive viewing. Had we been Royalty we could not have been treated with more courtesy, we spent the best part of three hours looking at and being guided around the stunning cars which make up the collection.
This is not just a collection of Classic Cars it is a ‘Working Group’ of cars. When they are not resting in the Museum many of them can be found on exotic film and TV drama sets around the U.K. Whenever you see a stunning car in both modern and period films and dramas there is a very good chance that it has been supplied by Studio 434.
I mention this because photographing the cars for this post was not one of my easiest assignments; because the cars have to be moved frequently and because there are a lot of them, the juxtaposition, one to another, does not allow sufficient space to get the best angle and the harsh fluorescent lighting is not ideal either. I say this because, in all honesty, the cars shown in the following photographs, only a tiny fraction of those on show, deserve better than that which I have been able to produce.
Nevertheless, I am sure they will be sufficient to fire your imagination and create a desire to want to find out more about them and the
Studio 434 Collection in general.
1930 Austin Seven ‘White Rabbit’ Monoposto Racing Car
1960 MGA 1600 Hard Top
1950 MG Y Type Tourer
1998 Ferrari 550 Maranello Coupe
1939 Lagonda LG6 (4.5Ltr.) Drop Head Coupe
1990 Aston Martin Lagonda (William Towns) Series 4
1930’s Lagonda Monoposto Racing Car
1951 Healey Tickford Sports Saloon (2.4 Ltr. Riley engine)
1952 Jensen Interceptor Drop-head 4.0Ltr. Straight 6
1965 Jensen C-V8 Chrysler 6.3 Ltr.
1987 Jensen (Cars) Interceptor Series 4 Coupe
5.9 Ltr. Chrysler V8
1976 Jensen Healey GT
Lotus 2.0 Ltr. DOHC 4cyl. engine
1973 Jensen Healey Hardtop