Big Red Little Blue

Someone once said to me that the reason he’s a registered organ donor was because he liked the idea of immortality – some bits of you are living on after your demise – and very “green” too – the ultimate re-cycling.

So the sadness at the recent passing of Big Red (1973 Interceptor Mk III “J” 136-8801 TMC 259L) are tempered a little with the knowledge that virtually all the salvageable parts are going to the four corners of the Jensen world to live again.

TMC 259L’s last MOT revealed the full extent of the terminal rust – both the chassis, sills and just about all body panels below knee height were done for. So after much soul-searching and several valiant attempts at make-do-and-mend…

 

…Big Red has been broken for parts and officially scrapped at the DVLA.

 

Here’s a look at the full extent of the tin-worm damage…

And as a last farewell, a look at some of the good-times…

This may not look good initially but this was Kerry and I changing the gearbox at the side of the road in Germany on our way back from Istanbul.

Looking very posh on the front cover of the JOC magazine]

 Very clean and a brilliant shine in the winter sun.

Helping to support “The Baggies” (West Bromwich Albion) to stay up in the football premier league in their “great escape season”.

And finally, introducing the new arrival: “Little Blue”, a MK II 383 (hence little). It could do with a good clean but very little rust this time…