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Sherlock
10-06-2004, 09:07 PM
When's the last time time (if ever) you've seen a Jowett Javelin? One of our British Saloon Car Club members recently finished off restoring one in Ontario... He has set up a nice webpage, with lots of documentation of the work done plus some pictures of the final product.

http://members.rogers.com/1950jowett/

He thinks his car is the only Jowett Javelin east of British Columbia within Canada... There is at least one in British Columbia (Prince George I think...) Anyone else know of any within North America?

Anyway, enjoy the pictures of a very rare car over here.

78Z
10-07-2004, 12:25 AM
I've seen a handful over in the UK but never in Canada. I've always really liked them - quite advanced for the day.

rovernut
10-08-2004, 01:15 AM
I took a picture of one at British car day here at Bronte Creek..........Since i don,t know how to link the photo to here you can see it at www.eastendersbritishcarclub.info (http://www.eastendersbritishcarclub.info) /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/canpatriot.GIF /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/cheers.gifClick on the Bronte creek photos.........Lovely mechanical piece of ingenuity

rovernut
10-08-2004, 01:19 AM
Well i see it links for me LOL

Sherlock
10-08-2004, 01:39 AM
Actually the one you have a picture of is Eric's car... He has pictures on his website of the Jowett at the Bronte Creek Show.

sammyb
10-12-2004, 06:13 PM
Tom McCahill, the great automotive writer, had one of my favorite lines ever about the Jowett: "It goes into a corner like a porpoise with heartburn...and handles like an eight day clock with a broken mainspring."

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