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1950-1954 JOWETT Jupiter specifications

1950-1954 JOWETT Jupiter specifications Classic and Performance Car

This was Jowett’s only sports car and was created by using Javelin mechanical bits in a tubular spaceframe. Though no beauty in the conventional sense, with its high nose and low tail, the body is at least distinctive and was created from a mixture of steel and aluminium panels. The whole front hinges upwards to give superb engine access. The MkIA from 1952 has a larger boot, with a bootlid this time. Three class wins at Le Mans and one in the Monte Carlo rally proved the Jupiter’s worth and attracted enthusiast buyers.

Production

  • Production:
    825
  • Price at launch:
    £1,017
  • Price (excellent)
    £20,000
  • Price (good):
    £16,000
  • Price (average):
    £9,500
  • Price (project):
    £5,500

Performance

  • 0-60mph:
    16.8secs
  • Top speed:
    88.0mph
  • Power:
    60.0bhp
  • Torque:
    84.0lb/ft
  • MPG:
    30.0mpg

Engine

  • Configuration:
    Flat 4
  • Aspiration:
    Normal
  • Fuel:
    Petrol
  • Fuel delivery:
    carburettor

Chassis

  • Suspension Front:
    Independent, torsion bar
  • Suspension Rear:
    Live axle, torsion bar
  • Steering:
    rack and pinion
  • Bodyframe:
    chassis and seperate body
  • Transmission:
    Four-speed manual

Dimensions

  • Length:
    4267mm
  • Wheelbase:
    2590mm
  • Width:
    1549mm
  • Weight:
    1003kgs

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