Following World War II, the company began to build sports cars such as the CV8, a four-seat GT car built from 1962 until 1966. Despite Jensen’s success in the coachbuilding business (it was even hired by actor Clark Gable to build him a car based on a Ford V8 chassis), the company continued its quest into the road car business. In 1966, it launched the CV8’s replacement, the Interceptor. The hand-built Interceptor had a steel body instead of fiberglass, which Jensen had used in the past. With a body designed by Italian firm Carrozzeria Touring and a Chrysler 6.3-liter V8 engine under the hood, on paper the car looked to be a winning package.