West Bromich few miles west of the city of Birmingham
Body shells from Linwood to west Bromwich
Jensen im Familienbesitz verkauft to the Norcros Group, Kapital für Erweiterung 70.000 sq ft
Jensen Motors Ltd was a British manufacturer of ports cars and commercial vehicles, based in the Lyng - West Bromwich (in the West Midlands, west of Birmingham).
Volvo P1800: In 1960 Jensen won a contract from Volvo to assemble and finish the bodies for their P1800 coupé. Pressed Steel manufactured the body-shells at their Linwood plant in Scotland and shipped them to Jensen Motors Ltd in West Bromwich to be finished, painted and trimmed, before then being shipped to Sweden where Volvo completed the final build.
Jensen began as a small coachbuilding firm run by brothers Richard and Alan Jensen; they bought out the body works of W.J. Smiths & Sons where they worked after the owner's death and renamed it Jensen Motors in 1934.
The company had come under the control of the Norcros Group in 1959 and following disagreements Alan and Richard Jensen resigned in 1966.