Angus Bellís Jowett Jupiter
Jupiter has an aluminium body on a tubular steel chassis with a 60 HP
flat four 1486 cc engine and a 4-speed column change gearbox. Jupiters
were class winners at Le Mans in 1950, 1951 and 1952.
XXT 59 was first registered in Hong Kong in 1952 where it was owned by a
Lieutenant-Commander in the Fleet Air Arm. Almost certainly, this
explains the very rare two-tone grey colour scheme. The car was imported
back to the UK in 1959.
Having bought it from Simon J Robinson at Darlington in 1999, I am the
fourth owner of the car. Shirley and I have used the Jowett to tour
France, Denmark, the Isle of Man and Scotland. It is a surprisingly
comfortable car and the combination of stainless steel exhaust and flat
four engine provides a very satisfying burble. Our retired Chairman
Craig Scaife recently re-built an engine for me which I am currently