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Jowett Jupiter: The Car That Leaped To Fame

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Biography Edmund Nankivell b. November 1936 is a qualified engineer with a background in archaeology including Industrial Archaeology. He bought his first Jupiter in 1967. In 1969 he bought a coachbuilt special-bodied Jupiter, put it on the road in 1971, and it has been on the road ever since. It was his family’s second car from 1971 to 1991 and also used for touring to France, Belgium and Germany covering more than 100,000 miles all told. Soon after purchase I asked myself the question – why do special-bodied Jupiters exist? Also, was the Jupiter competition history as good as people said? These questions were answered by a very lengthy, detailed and profound investigation of recorded material, and importantly interviews of ex-employees of the Jowett company, first and early owners of Jupiters and former racing and rally drivers who had used Jupiters and Javelins in competition.  Edmund also sought to explore the context of the Jupiter with respect to other cars that were contemporary with it. So much high class material was collected that Edmund felt there must be a book there, and in fact four books have been produced by him on the subject of the Jowett company and the Jowett Jupiter. His archaeological background ensured he did not ever jump to seemingly obvious conclusions and no material has emerged to substantially contradict anything in his books.

Dimensions: 10.1 x 7.6 x 0.8 inches