When old meets new…

By Craig Ranson
By Craig Ranson

Managing Director – Bridge Classic Cars

Last month we welcomed a familiar face back to Bridge Classic Cars…the very beautiful and very rare Jensen 541S. Back in 2015 we discovered a 1961 Jensen 541S in a barn in Boxford, Suffolk.

With only 127 Jensen 541S produced we set out to restore this beautiful creation.

Jensen 541S

Jensen 541S - Seckford Hall Shoot 04

Last month we saw the arrival of another Jensen 541S. This one is very very special indeed.

1 of the 3 prototypes (experimental models) built and the first to be personally owned by the Jensen brother’s themselves. Our new arrival is this 1960 Jensen 541S. Originally pearl grey with a black roof she was the very first automatic model to be built and is in with us at Bridge Classic Cars ready to be taken back to her original routes.

1960 Jensen 541S - 377HWT

We were joined last week by owner Ronald, he had travelled over to see us from Belgium to have a look over his wonderful Jensen but this post is not actually about the Jensen, instead I would like to discuss the future!!

When I hand the reigns of Bridge Classic Cars over to my children and they do the same to their children this incredible machine would not look out of place in the Bridge Classic Cars carpark…the Tesla Model S.

This is the future and I am so grateful that I got to drive it and experience it.

2015 Tesla Model S

The Tesla Model S is designed from the ground up to be the safest, most exhilarating saloon on the road. With unparalleled performance delivered through Tesla’s unique, all-electric powertrain, Model S accelerates from 0 to 60 mph in as little as 2.5 seconds. Model S comes with Autopilot capabilities designed to make your highway driving not only safer, but stress free.

Tesla Model S

Model S is a driver’s car. The cabin combines meticulous noise engineering with Tesla’s uniquely quiet powertrain to obtain the sound dynamics of a recording studio. The gem of the interior is the 17 inch touchscreen, which is angled toward the driver and includes both day and night modes for better visibility without distraction. It puts rich content at your fingertips and provides mobile connectivity so you can easily find your destination, favourite song, or a new restaurant.

Tesla Model S Interior

Tesla Model S Floorplan

Thank you Ronald for the amazing opportunity to drive your Tesla.

Stay tuned for updates and details on the progress of our 1960 Jensen 541S

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