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 has owned Jupiters since 1967. He bought an interesting special-bodied example in 1969, which was restored and on the road by 1971. This aroused his curiosity about Jowett and Jupiters: their successes in national and international competition, and the Jowett company's triumphs, trials and tribulations. This led him into intensive research: interviews and correspondence with competition drivers, Factory personnel up to a very senior level, and several others associated with the Jowett company and its post-war models, and his research has led to books and magazine articles. He has detailed documentation on every Jupiter and produces detailed registers for the Jupiter club, as well as creating and running the Jowett Jupiter website.