COMPLETE RESTORATION! VERY RARE! BEAUTIFUL DRIVER! This beautiful 1953 Jowett Jupiter Mark I A is an ultra-rare find with a superb frame-off restoration completed by the previous owner. This car was part of a private collection owned for over 35 years. It was lovingly cared for and had a full restoration. This gorgeous Jupiter Mark I A is one of the few remaining cars of the ultra-rare models. There were a grand total of 897 models made from 1950 to 1954 and only 94 were Mark I A’s, and our Jupiter Mark I A is one of the only 54 left-hand drive models ever produced! As a Mark I A, our 1953 Jupiter boasts an engine with more horsepower than the previous years and a larger trunk that can be accessed from the car’s interior. This car just received a full major service, including replacing all fluids, servicing the brakes, cleaning the fuel lines, and replacing any belts and hoses, and drives very well. The cabin features a single bench seat that will accommodate two, which is upholstered in leather, while the remaining cabin is upholstered in rexine (a faux leather material coated in fabric). It comes with a folding soft top that is stored behind the seat. Remarks from the Restorer: “E2SAL795R was restored in 2014-15. It needed minimal rust repair and had never been in an accident. Minor hammer work removed the dings and dents from long term storage. The paint is 2-stage PPG in a modern Chrysler white. The motor was rebuilt with an oval web crank and AE pistons. Heads were rebuilt with custom valves and springs. The clutch cover was rebuilt, and a new friction plate was installed. The water pump was rebuilt, and the radiator was cleaned and pressure checked. The gearbox was in decent condition and resealed. The Salisbury rear axles on these cars are under-stressed and never fail. Seals were replaced. All hydraulics were replaced or rebuilt with new shoes arced to match the drums. The leather seat is Jaguar (Palomino IIRC), purchased with the coordinating vinyl for the rest of the interior from BASF in the UK. A local upholstery shop did the interior to a high standard, and the carpet is Wilton wool. Brown was chosen as the owner thought tan would get dirty looking quickly. The steering wheel was hand painted by an artist friend of the owner. The Bluemel steering wheel was recast from a custom mold and carries a 10-year guarantee for cracks or any failures. There are many other details; this was a full restoration, not just new paint and interior. The pictures show how much work this car received. These are very nice drivers and much more comfortable than other sports car of the period. Acceleration was nothing to shout about even in the day, but the motors have excellent torque and the chassis/suspension was light years ahead of the competition. Jupiters won frequently in international competitions mainly due to their handling. This car was trailered to shows and won several trophies. He even built a garage just to house it. I believe the claimed mileage to be accurate post-restoration.” The Jupiter has some racing history as it achieved competition success with a record-breaking class win at the 1950 Le Mans 24-Hour race, a class one-two in the 1951 Monte Carlo International Rally, an outright win in the 1951 Lisbon International Rally, and a class one-two in a grueling four-hour sports car race on the public road at Dundrod Circuit in Northern Ireland in September 1951. This Jupiter Mark I A is an excellent choice for a collector wanting something rare and exceptional. The five-digit odometer shows approximately 264 miles; only a handful of these miles were driven while in the private collection and 2 while at Sports Car Company. Vehicle features include a beige soft top, driver’s side-view mirror, split windshield, and beautiful chrome bumpers and trim. Here, find one of the cleanest examples of a very rare and fully restored Jowett Jupiter Mark I A to be seen today. Vehicle model year 1953 sold Mileage Exempt Serving Collectors, Dealers & Enthusiasts for Over 30 Years.
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