Property of a deceased's estate,1953 Jowett Javelin Saloon  Chassis no. E2/PE/23811D

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Lot 533
Property of a deceased's estate
1953 Jowett Javelin Saloon

Sold for £ 4,370 (US$ 6,011) inc. premium
Property of a deceased's estate
1953 Jowett Javelin Saloon
Registration no. RKE 410
Chassis no. E2/PE/23811D

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, by which time a little over 23,000 cars had been completed.

    Its late owner, Mr Nigel Snelling-Colyer, used this Javelin regularly at the Goodwood Revival Meeting as part of the onsite taxi fleet. Presented in running condition and generally good order, this charismatic Yorkshire-built motor car is offered with an old-style logbook; sundry bills; a V5 registration document; an instruction manual; and a large file of Jowett publications, technical drawings, sales brochures, etc. Sold strictly as viewed.
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Property of a deceased's estate,1953 Jowett Javelin Saloon  Chassis no. E2/PE/23811D
Property of a deceased's estate,1953 Jowett Javelin Saloon  Chassis no. E2/PE/23811D
Property of a deceased's estate,1953 Jowett Javelin Saloon  Chassis no. E2/PE/23811D
Property of a deceased's estate,1953 Jowett Javelin Saloon  Chassis no. E2/PE/23811D
Property of a deceased's estate,1953 Jowett Javelin Saloon  Chassis no. E2/PE/23811D
Property of a deceased's estate,1953 Jowett Javelin Saloon  Chassis no. E2/PE/23811D
Property of a deceased's estate,1953 Jowett Javelin Saloon  Chassis no. E2/PE/23811D
Property of a deceased's estate,1953 Jowett Javelin Saloon  Chassis no. E2/PE/23811D
Property of a deceased's estate,1953 Jowett Javelin Saloon  Chassis no. E2/PE/23811D
Property of a deceased's estate,1953 Jowett Javelin Saloon  Chassis no. E2/PE/23811D
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