Brand: Michelin | Jensen C-V8

The standard fitment was a 670-15 crossply tyre, with a 185R15 radial available as an option from 1965. This radial can be fitted as a replacement for the crossply if required.

An interesting part of the 1960s trend for building European GTs with American V8 engines. Although the later Interceptor is better known (and sold in comparatively huge numbers), the C-V8 is what it was developed from. A fibreglass coupe, powered by either a 5.9 or 6.3 Litre Chrysler V8, and with dramatic styling. The slanted headlights are a very recognisable feature, and the cars are more valued these days.

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