MAR­KETS Star Jowett on sale now

Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - This Week - Nick Larkin

A Jowett Jupiter that found fame as the 1951 Bri­tish Mo­tor Show demon­stra­tor has gone up for sale.

The car, reg­is­tra­tion HKU 56, was fea­tured in pe­riod mag­a­zine road tests. In 1953 was used fit­ted with Jowett’s Se­ries III en­gine and sub­jected to 40,000 miles of test run­ning at MIRA.

To­day, the car is in first-class con­di­tion, it’s FIVA reg­is­tered, and has taken part in many UK and Euro­pean ral­lies. Al­lud­ing to this are non-stan­dard Ridgard rally seats, de­signed for com­fort and se­cu­rity on long-dis­tance tour­ing.

HKU 56 is now for sale at £26,950 at York-based Manor Classic Cars, run by Paul Camp­bell. He says: ‘ This is a well­known and beau­ti­fully kept car with a unique his­tory.’

Some 900 Jupiters were built by Brad­ford-based Jowett along­side the Javelin sa­loon from 1950 to 1954, fea­tur­ing the firm’s own flat-four en­gine.

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