JOWETT JUPITER SA
BRITISH RACING GREEN 43JUP001
THIS MODEL IS NEW BOXED IN MINT CONDITION.
In real life, the 2-seater drophead coupé was only made for four years between 1950 and 1954 when around 900 came off the production line. For the purposes of your model time-line, it superseded the Jowett Javelin, already in Oxford’s series of classic sports cars of the 50s and 60s. The Jowett Jupiter chassis was launched at the 1949 London Motor show and again at the Geneva Motor Show in March 1950, with the complete car being unveiled for the first time in New York in April 1950. It came with a 4-speed manual gearbox and a 1486 cc engine. Speedwise, it reached a record of 90 mph on testing; fuel consumption was around 25 miles per gallon; purchase price ready to put on the road was £1086.The Jupiter also had limited success on the race track too, winning at Walkden Glen in 1951 and finishing 13th but winning in its class at Le Mans in 1952.
Our 1:43 scale replica has its hood up and is painted in British Racing Green with cream ‘canvas’ hood. The interior is moulded in dark beige with ivory seating and floor. The steering wheel and dashboard are mid brown. Registered JHS 365, the exterior detailing is finished in chrome with the Jowett Jupiter badge in chrome and red above the radiator.