Campaigned during the 1950s, this two-seater Jowett Jupiter is to be auctioned at H&H Classics’ 21 March sale
Say the name Jowett, and you might not instantly think of racing, but the boxer-four powered Jupiter sports car had quite a successful competition career. An example of the lightweight two-seater will be appearing at H&H Classics’ 21 March – located at the Imperial War Museum, Duxford.
Estimated at £38,000-£42,000, this particular Jowett comes with interesting provenance. Extensively raced in period, there is documentation and photographs from Dundrod, Silverstone and the Isle of Man British Empire Trophy.
The car was put away into storage during 1969, being pulled out in 2015. Following a comprehensive two-year rebuild, the car is now offered in fully-restored condition.
Produced by Jowett Cars Ltd of Idle near Bradford, the Jupiter achieved competition success with a record-breaking class win at the 1950 Le Mans 24 Hour race, a class one-two in the 1951 Monte Carlo International Rally. The machine also won an outright win in the 1951 Lisbon International Rally, and a class one-two in a gruelling four-hour sports car road race at Dundrod, Northern Ireland in September 1951.
Damian Jones, Head of Sales for H&H Classics said: ‘In the Jowett Jupiter you are buying a rare and classy piece of British car racing history. This car was a winner in its day against the toughest competition.’