Image: Jensen-Healey via oldcarmanualproject

Here’s a cool old sports car that doesn’t get enough love: the Jensen-Healey Mk. II. It’s not only beautiful, but it seems like a whole lot of fun. Under the hood is a 140 horsepower, 45-degree, dual overhead cam, four-valve per cylinder Lotus-designed “907” engine. Dubbed the “Torqueless Wonder,” the slanted four-pot was mated to a Getrag dog-leg five-speed. That sounds like a great combo for a car that only weighs about 2,200 pounds.

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Sr. Technical Editor, Jalopnik. Always interested in hearing from auto engineers—email me. Cars: Willys CJ-2A ('48), Jeep J10 ('85), Jeep Cherokee ('79, '91, '92, '00), Jeep Grand Cherokee 5spd ('94).

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