brian May’s Jowett Javelin could be driven by you!
A Jowett Javelin bought by Brian May at the height of Queen’s fame goes under the hammer later this month. Barons is selling the 1952 car, which has 65,703 miles on the clock, at its Sandown Park sale on 18 July with a £3-6k estimate.
The guitarist bought the car in 1982 as a gift for his father, Harold, but it has been kept in storage since his death. It is described as being a running example in working order, having had some preparation ahead of the sale, but doesn’t have an MoT.
A spokesman for the auction house says: ‘Since Harold May passed away the car has sat in dry storage and Brian May has now asked that the car be auctioned for charity.
‘It provides an opportunity to acquire a very special British car with a substantial history with British rock ‘royalty’.’
All funds by the Jowett’s sale will go to the Save Me Trust, an animal welfare trust founded by Brian.
Other classics in the sale include a 1938 Lagonda LG6 that was originally used as a press test car and a Jensen CV8 formerly owned by philanthropist Robert Hitchins.
Brian May bought the Javelin back in 1982 as a gift for his father, Harold.