Jensen PW 12


The history of the Jensen automobile brand begins in the early 20s of the 20th century. Brothers Alan and Richard rebuild a used Austin Seven sports car. Their work impresses representatives of the Standart company so much that they offer cooperation in mass production of cars. Encouraged by their success, the brothers create their own company, Jensen Motors, and start producing luxury cars for wealthy Britons. After the Second World War, the company produces a luxury sedan PW. The result was a spacious four-door car with six seats, made on a steel chassis with an aluminum body. The PW was designed in a style that was later adopted by Rolls-Royce and Bentley, and especially Austin.
The car had beautiful proportions, the distinctive Jensen radiator was prominent, and a sharp line was drawn above the headlights in which the headlights were arranged in a streamlined fashion. The aluminum body was mounted on a wooden frame, as was the case with Jensen’s pre-war models.
The “PW” was first publicly presented at the Jubilee Cavalcade of the British Automobile Industry held in London’s Hyde Park in July 1946. The design and performance were praised by the press. This car was never mass-produced.
our car is one of two that have survived to this day. For a long time it was in the private museum Mahymobele. This beautiful British car is fully preserved to this day in its original design, the beginning of the luxury automotive industry in post-war Europe.