The Jowett Jupiter - The Car That Leaped to Fame
A Hardback edition by Edmund Nankivell in English (Apr 15, 2016)
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Short Description: From the Jupiter's inception and development, to it's sporting success, and it's current status as a sought-after classic, this unique book from the world authority on the Jupiter... Read more
From the Jupiter's inception and development, to it's sporting success, and it's current status as a sought-after classic, this unique book from the world authority on the Jupiter is a complete study of the model. Designed by Dr Eberan-Eberhorst, the noted Austrian engineer who designed the Auto Union Type D Grand Prix car, the Jowett Jupiter was an instant hit. With it's responsive handling and lively engine, the Jupiter had great sporting success from the off, with a record-breaking win at the Le Mans 24 Hours in 1950, and a class 1-2 win at 1951's Monte Carlo International Rally.
This book covers the Jupiter's success across the board, revealing the full chronology of the model, it's racing derivates, and the special-bodied Jupiters from the likes of Stabilimenti Farina and Abbott of Farnham. With chapters detailing Jupiters in current use, historic racing, and concours events, this book is a unique and comprehensive record of this fantastic, historic car.
- Edmund Nankivell
- Veloce Publishing Ltd
- Publication date
- Apr 15, 2016
- New edition
- Product dimensions
- 256 x 258 x 24mm
Acknowledgements Prologue Chapter 1 - The Jowett Jupiter Chapter 2 - The Jupiter Experiment The skin and beneath Summary of road tests Comparisons with other cars of the period Good Works and private race and rally results 1950-1953 Jowett Jupiter records Chapter 3 - The Leap to Fame - Le Mans and the R1 Jupiters Chapter 4 - The Major Rallies 1949 to 1953 Chapter 5 - Races and Speed Events 1950 to 1953 Chapter 6 - Other Rallies and Events 1950 to 1966 Chapter 7 - Jupiters Yesterday and Today 25,000 miles in a Jowett Jupiter The Jupiter in Concours d'Elegance The Jupiter in Historic racing Current use Chapter 8 - The History of the R4 Jupiters Chapter 9 - Special-bodied Jupiters: the Coachbuilders Chapter 10 - The Jupiter Register Epilogue - Sir Hugh Bell remembers Appendix - A Jupiter Chronology Index