List of Vehicles in the Collection

Explore the vehicles in our Collections and see which ones are on display in the National Motor Museum. Please note that vehicles on display can change at short notice. If there is a particular vehicle that you wish to view please contact us on 01590 614541 in advance of your visit to check that it is on display. You can also sponsor any vehicle in the Museum owned by the National Motor Museum Trust.

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Jowett Javelin

On Display

The Javelin was altogether different in conception from any previous Jowett car. It had lightweight rigid unitary chassis-body construction. High gearing and a good aerodynamic shape made for responsive handling, with excellent acceleration and a high cruising speed.

The compact engine enabled more space to be designed into the passenger and luggage compartments, without making the car too long. One disadvantage of the positioning of this engine, however, was access. It was easier to carry out maintenance on the spark plugs, for example, by removal of the front wheels.

This example has been at Beaulieu since July 1968.

Year1949
CountryBritish
Capacity1,486cc
CylindersHorizontally-opposed
ValvesOverhead
Output50hp @ 4,100rpm
Maximum speed76mph/122.31kph
Price new£944
ManufacturerJowett Cars Ltd

 

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