1952 Jowett Javelin Saloon  Chassis no. E2/PD/21558D Engine no. E2/PD/21558D

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Lot 757
1952 Jowett Javelin Saloon
Registration no. OTO 118 Chassis no. E2/PD/21558D Engine no. E2/PD/21558D

Sold for £ 4,370 (US$ 6,011) inc. premium
1952 Jowett Javelin Saloon
Registration no. OTO 118
Chassis no. E2/PD/21558D
Engine no. E2/PD/21558D

Footnotes

  • Bradford-based Jowett, although noted for its somewhat idiosyncratic approach to automobile engineering, nevertheless caused a sensation when it launched the revolutionary Javelin in 1947. Unitary construction of the all-steel, four-door, saloon body; independent front suspension; torsion bar springing; and rack-and-pinion steering were all features of a design rivalling the most advanced from Continental Europe. The horizontally opposed four-cylinder engine - a type Jowett had used pre-war - displaced 1.5 litres and produced 50bhp, an output sufficient to give the aerodynamic Javelin a top speed of around 80mph. Transmission was by four-speed gearbox with column change, and retardation courtesy of Girling hydro-mechanical brakes; the latter replaced by a fully hydraulic system in 1952. Production ceased just before Jowett's demise in 1954.
    The vendor advises us that this Javelin saloon has had several owners over the course of its 58 years, each of whom owned it for extended periods. Since its last owner died four years ago the car has been garage stored, yet once the battery had been changed it started immediately. Benefiting from a rebuilt engine, the vehicle is said to run well and has had its brakes attended to and four new tyres/tubes fitted for the MoT test. Finished in green metallic with beige interior, this charismatic Yorkshire-built vehicle is offered with sundry invoices, old-style logbook and MoT to August 2011.
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