1927 Jowett 7hp Long Four Tourer  Chassis no. 7/2/0633 Engine no. 7/2/0633

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Lot 337
1927 Jowett 7hp Long Four Tourer
Registration no. RU 5649 Chassis no. 7/2/0633 Engine no. 7/2/0633

Sold for £ 7,360 (US$ 10,124) inc. premium
1927 Jowett 7hp Long Four Tourer
Registration no. RU 5649
Chassis no. 7/2/0633
Engine no. 7/2/0633
Marketed as having ‘the little engine with the big pull’ Jowett’s 7hp car was essentially an Edwardian design, the brain-child of William and Benjamin Jowett and built in Idle, Yorkshire. The 1910-designed, horizontally-opposed, twin cylinder engine was to remain in production in only mildly modified form right through to the 1950’s Jowett Bradford vans and was well tried and proven in the Dales around its native area and in tests up the celebrated Post Hill.
The backbone of vintage production was the charismatic two-seater and dickey, well capable of carrying three adults up the steepest of gradients and, on the open road, very comfortable at 35mph – 40mph, however in 1922 the Long Four was announced, a four seater weighing just 1 1/2cwt more than the two seater and dickey and offering similar performance. It was priced fairly between the Austin 7 and the Morris Cowley.
This car was first registered in Bournemouth in July 1927 and appears to have been in continuous use until sold to a scrap dealer in Chippenham for £5 in 1956. Rescued in 1959 for £10, the car was restored and arrived at Beaulieu in June 1962. In 1986 it was repainted in its correct grey livery with black wings and during the period 1986/87 it benefited from an engine overhaul. The car is smartly presented with tan Rexine and vinyl upholstery, good hood and appears to be to original specification in all major respects. It comes with a Swansea V5 registration document and old style log book. Following a period of museum display careful recommissioning will be advisable before active use.
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