<B>1928 JOWETT 7/17 SPORTS<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. 823147<BR />Engine no. 823147

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Lot 74
1928 JOWETT 7/17 SPORTS

Sold for US$ 34,100 inc. premium
1928 JOWETT 7/17 SPORTS

Chassis no. 823147
Engine no. 823147

907cc Water-Cooled Opposed 2-Cylinder Engine
17bhp
3-Speed Sliding Gear Transmission
Live Axles with Semi-Elliptical Leaf Springs
Mechanical Rear Wheel Brakes

*Ex-John Moir Collection
*Accepted by British Veteran Sports Car Club to participate in VSCC trials
*Rarely seen in the U.S.
*Lovely older restoration
*An exciting British oddity


THE JOWETT

While they were no oddity at the time, as years passed Jowett's affinity for "flat" engines persisted.

The Jowett brothers, Ben and William, first built engines for motorcycles. In 1910 they began to build a completely Jowett-engineered light car using a proprietary L-head opposed twin engine of 816 and eventually 907cc displacement. Largely aluminum, the long stroke and low center of gravity of the Jowett engine and its 3-speed selective shift gearbox proved, among other things, ideal for hillclimbs and for rapid motoring through narrow, winding lanes.

While cataloged as a "7" the 907cc Jowett twin made some 17 brake horsepower. The Jowett brothers insisted upon rigorous testing and development before releasing their lightweight cars to the public, reportedly accumulating some 25,000 miles of it prior to shipping their first automobile, something that at the time was nearly unprecedented.

The Jowett 7 remained in production until it was succeeded in 1936 by the Eight, a 936cc opposed twin, and the Ten, an 1,166cc opposed four. Over 11,000 examples of the 7 are believed to have been built, including in 1928 a limited run of 15 Sports models with narrow aluminum bodywork that competed at legendary venues like Brooklands.

THE MOTORCAR OFFERED

This 1928 Jowett 7/17 Sports was originally built as a tourer and rebodied in the 1970's with an accurate reproduction of the 1928 Sports Racer coachwork built by John Stuart Box using mostly original Jowett parts. It has been accepted by the British Veteran Sports Car Club to participate in VSCC trials.

Fitted with fenders for road use, its right hand drive body is finished in light green with green upholstery and is equipped with body color cast 10-spoke wheels, rear wheel brakes, friction shocks, windscreen with wiper, taillights and Lucas cowl-mounted electric headlights.

After its completion in the 1970's it was regularly used for the next two decades, then restored. During the restoration the engine was rebuilt using the original standard pistons and bearings, substantiating the quality and durability which the Jowett brothers had incorporated into their original design. Its prior owner was well known collector John Moir who thoroughly enjoyed his Jowett on the road and in historic hillclimbs.

Believed to be the only prewar Jowett in the United States, it is a sparkling little car with surprising performance that will not only hold its own in VSCCA events but also proudly occupy the only space in a car show set aside for prewar Jowetts.
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