1951 Jowett Jupiter for restoration. Ex-Californian car repatriated to the UK/EU, so in good condition overall.
The Jowett Jupiter is a rare and iconic British post war sports car. Jupiters won their class at the 24 hours of Le Mans for three years running in the years 1950, 1951 and 1952.
This Jupiter is LHD It is missing its hood and frame and the interior needs a complete re-trim, though it does have a solid metal seat base and back, and has the old trim panels to use as patterns, The engine fitted had been reconditioned by Jowetts in the (distant?) past and carries an engine plate that shows it is a Series III engine with oval crank, and is (or was) on standard bores and 5 thou crank regrind. I have not tried to run it in the few years that I have owned the car, but the engine turns easily and shows compression.
Being ex-Californian, and having an aluminium body, the car is in good solid condition. It will require some attention in the usual Jupiter areas – The front chassis cross-member that anchors the bonnet, and the bottom of the steel 'A' posts will need some welding.
Documents with the car include C61 (Binding Tariff Information) and C&E 389 that show the car has been re-imported into the UK/EU and duties paid. There are also originals of the USA registration cards showing last US owner. As yet it has not been registered in the UK.
The Jupiter comes with some significant new spares including stainless steel exhaust system,new braided wiring loom, high efficiency aluminium radiator, bonnet struts, dashboard, chromed internal and external trim parts, cream control knobs, etc.
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