Jensen International Automotive.
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Formed in 2010 in Banbury, England, JIA is a privately funded business with a long term view to enhance, evolve and develop some of those most desirable cars from the past.

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JIA logo.

Led by Managing Director David Duerden, with decades of aeronautical and automotive engineering expertise, and Durran Heslop with 30 years of history in client relations, classic cars and restoration, their carefully selected staff of craftsmen range from seasoned and time served Jensen specialists to talented young engineers with a thirst for knowledge.

Their quest to produce the very best cars is supported by the perfectionist bodyshop team in their own state of the art paint facility and a multitude of best-in-class suppliers around the country.

Among their creations is the bespoke-built Chieftains. Undoubtedly the best Classic Range Rovers on the planet.

The New JIA Chieftain, ultimate re-engineered Range Rover Classic.
Based on a good quality Range Rover Classic (RRC) “soft dash” model from 1994-5 to capitalise on the “best of breed” equipment and ergonomics of the last iteration.

Available as conventional wheel base or, for a premium, the rare LSE long wheel base.

Cars are hand built to bespoke order using donor cars carefully selected to require minimal body restoration.

By limiting restoration work to encompass sympathetic re-trimming and paint refreshment (with the option of more bespoke work), the customer investment is focussed on the re-engineering and renewal work for the most impressive and robust transformation possible at the cost.

The Chieftain retains core elements of the original AWD system to optimise off road capabilities within the chassis which has been re-engineered to cater for the intended market which focusses more on use as a road car with occasional off road capacity.

The test car provided, M751HEC, is the first prototype/test car. Cars 1 & 2 currently in production will inevitably incorporate small improvements as required.

Technical Specification:
• Fully re-engineered JIA chassis, galvanized option.
• Fully independent suspension Front & Rear.
• Coil sprung with double wishbones all round.
• Rack and pinion steering, LR3 derived.
• Original RRC refurbished AWD with limited slip centre & rear differentials.
• 6.2 Litre new modern all-alloy V8, 430 bhp
• New, modern six speed automatic transmission.
• Overdrive top gear ratios for relaxed cruising.
• New LR3 spec brakes, optional upgrades available.
• Hand built stainless exhaust system

Body & Trim:
• Carefully selected donor, optional LSE body.
• Choice of styling from original to JIA bespoke.
• Custom exterior paint option or original refinished
• Interior sympathetically re-trimmed throughout.
• Bespoke trim options according to taste.
• Range of accessory, wheel, lighting and ICE choices.

(source: JIA)

chieftain extreme 2

2020 Chieftain Extreme.

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2020 Chieftain Extreme.

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Chieftain logo.

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