Gentlemans Express

Two classic cars, an Austin Healey 100/6 and a Jensen 541R made just a few months apart, offer the opportunity for enthusiasts to choose between a gentleman’s express or a sports car for the hairy chested at the Charterhouse auction of classic and vintage cars on Sunday 5th November.

“Both cars are iconic in their own way and both appeal to a different sort of driver and enthusiast.” Commented Matthew Whitney. “That being said, I wouldn’t mind having them both at home sitting in the garage!”

Coming to the Charterhouse classic car auction from long term ownership is a 1960 Jensen 541R. A true gentleman’s express, it is fitted with a 4.0 litre 6 cylinder engine with overdrive. An advanced car in its day, it was supplied with disc brakes all round, a full leather interior and constructed from lightweight fibreglass which was revolutionary at the time.A 1959 Austin Healey at Charterhouse-11