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Lot : Jowett JAVELIN

Vintage, Classic & Collectors Motor Vehicles, BCA (22 April 2008)

The Bradford based company of Jowett embarked upon motor car manufacture in 1906 and rapidly built up a reputation for well- engineered, robust cars which were particularly notable for their hill climbing ability and rugged qualities. However, the best remembered nowadays are almost certainly the stylish Javelin Saloon and its sporting counterpart, the Jupiter. The Javelin Saloon was introduced in 1946 and is regarded today as a true milestone in original car design. Certainly, its performance stands comparison with many 1-litre cars thirty years its junior and indeed the Javelin was the best performing 1-litre saloon of its day. The horizontally opposed 4-cylinder engine gave a top speed in excess of 80mph, allied to extremely good fuel consumption, with around 30-32mpg being the norm. The Javelin also achieved a number of competition successes, including a class win in the 1949 Monte Carlo Rally whilst another example won the 2-litre Touring Car Class at the Spa 24-Hour Race in the same year. The 1953 International Tulip Rally saw an outright win for a privately entered Javelin. This particular example is of 1948 manufacture and is finished in white with dark blue interior trim. The subject of much refurbishment in recent times which has included the fitment of a rebuilt engine, the motor car is offered for sale with a manual, spare parts book and MOT certificate valid until July 2008. A V5 registration document is also provided.

Lot Details
Auction Vintage, Classic & Collectors Motor Vehicles
BCA, Surrey
TypeCar
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Estimate£5500-£6500
Outcome NOT SOLD
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Hammer Price (inc premium)-
Year1948
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Number of doors4