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1950 JOWETT JUPITER CONVERTIBLE
The Jowett Jupiter Convertible is beautifully streamlined, as is shown in the photographs reproduced here, but it is nevertheless a fact that it has a chassis composed of straight tube members, welded into an extremely strong structure.
In spite of important competition successes, the Jupiter is not offered as a sports car, but is designed as a development of the Javelin, giving a greater top speed and improved road-holding qualities at the expense of passenger seating.
Although of such beautiful lines, the Jupiter's development from the Javelin can be detected, for both are fitted with a similar four-cylinder horizontally opposed engine. This cylinder arrangement, incidentally, accounts for the interesting positioning of the air intakes and radiator grill shown in the above photograph.
ENGINE. Type: 1.5-litre. Cylinders: 4. Bore X Stroke: 72.5 mm. X 90 mm. Compression ratio: 8 to 1. Maximum b.h.p.: 60 at 4,500 r.p.m. Rating: 13.05 h.p.
PERFORMANCE. Maximum speed: 95 m.p.h. Fuel consumption: 29 to 33 m.p.g.
DIMENSIONS. Length: 13 ft. 7 ins. Height: 4 ft. 6 ins. Width: 5 ft. 2 ins. Wheelbase: 7 ft. 9 ins. Track: 4 ft. 3 ins. (front) 4 ft. x 1 in. (rear). Weight: 1,568 lbs. Fuel capacity: 10 gallons. Tyre size: 5.50 X 16.
BRAKES. Girling Hydro-mechanical.
PRICE. £795 plus £221.11.8 Purchase Tax. Total: £1,016.11.8.