What Has Four Wheels, Costs $1 Million, And Goes 240 Mph?

Clark Gable drove one in the 1930s, and so have later generations of rock and movie stars. They all slid behind the wheel of high-priced Interceptor and Jensen-Healey sports cars from Britain's Jensen Car Co. But this year, the luxury-car maker has run out of petrol. It has sold just one car in the past six months--a $200,000 Interceptor. Now, about all that stands between the company and the liquidators is a devoted fan: Peter Gardner, 49, owner of two Jensens and a machine-tool company near Liverpool that makes Jensen parts, is offering $1 million to keep the carmaker alive. "If I don't buy it," he says, "it could go extinct."

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