brian May’s Jowett Javelin could be driven by you!

Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - This Week - ❚ barons-auc­

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.

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