Jensen Luxury Coaches

Jensen was founded by two brothers, Alan and Richard Jensen. In 1930 they opened their first business, Patrick Jensen Motors, at Edgbaston, with Joe Patrick. In 1931 the two brothers started work at W. J. Smith & Sons, an old established firm of motor body builders, located in High Street, Carters Green, West Bromwich. Smiths specialised in bodywork for lorries and cars. After William Smith’s death the brothers took over the business, and in 1934 it became Jensen Motors Limited, which produced custom-built car bodies for standard chassis made by Morris, Singer, Standard, and Wolseley. In 1936 Jensen's first car, the “White Lady” appeared, and three years later the company's first commercial vehicle, the Jensen lightweight truck was launched.

After the war Jensen launched a range of commercial vehicles using the JNSN name. They were easily recognisable by the radiator grille, shaped to the JNSN letters.

They were available in a range of forms including lorries, trucks, pantechnicons, and a few luxury coaches. The vehicles remained in production until 1956.

A JNSN luxury coach.

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