1952 Jowett Javelin Saloon  Chassis no. EII/PD/19443 Engine no. E2/PD/22380/D

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Lot 359
1952 Jowett Javelin Saloon
Registration no. SFC 8 Chassis no. EII/PD/19443 Engine no. E2/PD/22380/D

Sold for £ 2,070 (US$ 2,847) inc. premium
1952 Jowett Javelin Saloon
Registration no. SFC 8
Chassis no. EII/PD/19443
Engine no. E2/PD/22380/D

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, column-change gearbox, with retardation by Girling hydro-mechanical brakes, the latter replaced by a fully hydraulic system in 1952. Production ceased just before Jowett's demise in 1954.
    This Javelin was purchased by the seller's late father in January 1969 and used for everyday transport for three or four years before being laid up, since when it has remained in dry storage. It was the last of a number of Jowetts, both Bradfords and Javelins, used by the family throughout the 1950s, 1960s and early 1970s. Having been off the road for 40 years 'SFC 8' will require full renovation and is sold strictly as viewed. The car is offered with an original Javelin instruction book, maintenance manual and spare parts list, old-style continuation logbook and Swansea V5 document. No reserve.
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1952 Jowett Javelin Saloon  Chassis no. EII/PD/19443 Engine no. E2/PD/22380/D
1952 Jowett Javelin Saloon  Chassis no. EII/PD/19443 Engine no. E2/PD/22380/D
1952 Jowett Javelin Saloon  Chassis no. EII/PD/19443 Engine no. E2/PD/22380/D
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