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Robin Lawton Vintage & Classic Car Specialist

Hampshire / Sussex

1952 JOWETT JUPITER – Concours Condition For Sale

1952 JOWETT JUPITER – Concours Condition
Introduced in 1950, the stylish Jowett Jupiter used the same power train as its sibling, the Javelin saloon - this being the fastest 1. 5 litre saloon of its period. 
With aluminium coachwork on a steel frame, the Jupiter weighed in at 2, 100 lbs, which meant brisk performance and a maximum speed of around 90 mph from the flat four engine.

Unusual for a sports car at this time, the Jupiter boasted windup windows which made for a more weatherproof and comfortable cockpit.  Approximately 900 examples of the Jupiter were produced, with production finishing in 1954.
Restored to concours condition and bearing the distinctive registration number VEV 21, this car, Chassis number 668, body number 459 was dry stored in a garage from the early 1970’s until 2010.

The car was dismantled, the chassis sand blasted and repainted, the aluminium body, doors, bonnet and wings repaired by a professional bodywork classic car specialist.

She was resprayed from bare metal in a unique period Ivory colour, the interior trim was replaced with ruby red leather, door cards and the dashboard was newly fabricated along with new carpets and hood.

All instrumentation was refurbished by Speedograph Richfield.  There is a period radio and the steering wheel was restored along with all brightwork which has been rechromed or replaced.

She sits on 5 new Avon Tourist cross ply tyres with fine whitewall trim.  The brakes have beem overhauled including new cylinders and linings, refurbished master cylinder, new Kunifer pipework, and silicone brake fluid.

New cotton braided wiring loom with built in indicator wiring was installed.  The engine was rebuilt using Ford Fiesta pistons, oval crankshaft, new exhaust valves and seats for unleaded fuel use.  A stainless-steel exhaust fitted.  She maintains correct oil pressure and has refurbished original Zenith Z30 carburettors with the 
correct original air filters.  An electric fuel pump has been fitted and the gearbox rebuilt by well-known Jowett club member specialist. 

There are two good car clubs for support, Jowett Car Club and Jupiter Owners Auto Club, both have a large stock of spares and technical know-how available to members.

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