Jowett


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Jowett Cars Ltd of Bradford, England, manufactured light cars and commercial vehicles from 1906 to 1954.
They were well known for their Javelin saloon cars. the Jupiter sports car and their light commercial vans.

The model I owned was the 1951 Javelin PC Deluxe with Leather trim and Walnut on the dash. These cars were very comfortable with torsion bar suspension, and roomy interior.


The Javelin was powered by a 1486cc flat-four watercooled engine. It had twin carburettors.
A winter problem, that many owners encountered was carburettor icing due to the radiator being mounted against the the pasenger compartment bulkhead. This was overcome by fitting a radiator muff to the grill during colder months.

The transmission was a four speed column mounted gear change, with synchromesh on 2nd, 3rd, and 4th gears.

Regretfully my enthusiam waned for it when I started working. It was not totally reliable, and needed more money spent on it to bring it to a restored condition.


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This page updated 9th March 1998

Copyright R Morrow