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Jowett Javelin

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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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