Lot 125 - 1948 Jowett Javelin

Lot 125 - 1948 Jowett Javelin

Lot 125 - 1948 Jowett Javelin

Lot Number 125
Registration JOH 184
Chassis Number D8PA1203
Engine Number D8/PA/1203
Odometer reading 32,382 miles
Estimate £8,000 - £11,000

The Bradford based company of Jowett embarked upon  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 1½-litre cars thirty years its junior and indeed the Javelin was the best performing 1½-litre saloon of its day.  The horizontally opposed four-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 two-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.  

Originally registered on 25th November 1948, this Jowett Javelin presents in good order throughout and is best described as a sound, solid and honest example. There appears to be no areas of corrosion to give cause for concern although she has obviously had work done over the years. The previous vendor kept JOH 184 in his private collection for sixteen years. These slightly quirky cars have almost an 'art deco' styling to them and as well as some mechanical designs that were not often seen in 1948. Supplied with a V5C registration document together with the original buff logbook, this Jowett is currently registered as SORN. A rare sight on British roads, this Jowett Javelin is offered at a very tempting estimate.

Interested parties should satisfy themselves as to the description and condition of each lot prior to the sale. Buyers are advised to inspect the car in person or use a professional to carry out this service.

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