[Healeys] Jensen-Healey Question

Bob Spidell bspidell at comcast.net
Fri Aug 3 08:14:41 MDT 2018

Reading an issue of 'Old Cars Weekly,' I came across an article about 
the Lotus Elite.  It stated:

"... the new rear-drive 1974 Elite offered a front-mounted Lotus 
907-series 1973cc twin-cam four-cylinder engine.  In fact, it was the 
first Lotus to offer this potent mill.  This was essentially the same 
engine that the company supplied to Jensen Motors for its Jensen-Healey 
sports car."

I don't know much about the J-H, but I'd always heard it had an engine 
from Renault.  I doubt a small company like Lotus could design and build 
its own engine, was the short block supplied by Renault or did Lotus 
actually design and build an engine, and did it power the J-H?


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