Tue, 23rd Nov 2021 13:00

November 2021 Classics Auction

 
  Lot 92
 

1931 Jowett Covered Delivery Lorry
Believed to be the only survivor of its type.

Registration - HD 4380

Chassis No. - 138073

M.O.T. - Exempt

This splendidly-presented truck is thought by the vendor to be the only remaining one of its kind. Beautifully finished in green over black and trimmed in black, it features a wing-mounted Pratts fuel can and roof-mounted spare wheel/tyre. The Jowett is powered by a 7hp flat-twin engine and rides on green-painted artillery wheels. The vendor presently regards all major aspects of the lorry to be in ‘good’ order and is offering it complete with the relevant owner’s handbooks. A one-off opportunity to acquire a unique and thoroughly practical promotional vehicle of immense charm.

Jowett is not the first name that springs to the minds of most classic vehicle buffs, yet the Yorkshire-based manufacturer produced cars and commercials from 1906 to 1954, including the decidedly futuristic Javelin. Blacksmith Wilfred Jowett sired five children, three of whom – Benjamin, William and Ruth – formed the Jowett Manufacturing Company in 1901, the early results of which included: a V-twin stationary engine for everything from a wood mill to a potato machine; the first six Scott motorcycles; and a prototype light car with tiller steering. When the latter entered production it featured Jowett’s own 815cc flat-twin engine and gearbox, which were of aluminium construction for optimum lightness. Enlarged and refined over the years, the powerplant was still in manufacture 43 years hence. The company’s factory was all but burnt to the ground in September 1930, causing it to amend its 1931 production plans in favour of commercial vehicles. A high quality brochure was published and ‘Penny-a-Miler’ adopted as the advertising tag line. Four derivatives were offered including a covered lorry, as per the sale vehicle.

In summary:

  • Believed to be the only survivor of its type
  • Splendidly-presented inside and out
  • A unique blend of charm and practicality

'A Buyer’s Premium applies to the Hammer Price of this Lot if your bid is successful, as per the following;  Motor Cars, Motorcycles Watercraft and Bicycles 12.5% + VAT (minimum £145 + VAT); Registration Numbers 15% + VAT (minimum £50 + VAT); Automobilia 15% + VAT (minimum of £5 + VAT).'

Sold for £11,000

(Inclusive of Buyer's Premium)


 

Registration - HD 4380

Chassis No. - 138073

M.O.T. - Exempt

This splendidly-presented truck is thought by the vendor to be the only remaining one of its kind. Beautifully finished in green over black and trimmed in black, it features a wing-mounted Pratts fuel can and roof-mounted spare wheel/tyre. The Jowett is powered by a 7hp flat-twin engine and rides on green-painted artillery wheels. The vendor presently regards all major aspects of the lorry to be in ‘good’ order and is offering it complete with the relevant owner’s handbooks. A one-off opportunity to acquire a unique and thoroughly practical promotional vehicle of immense charm.

Jowett is not the first name that springs to the minds of most classic vehicle buffs, yet the Yorkshire-based manufacturer produced cars and commercials from 1906 to 1954, including the decidedly futuristic Javelin. Blacksmith Wilfred Jowett sired five children, three of whom – Benjamin, William and Ruth – formed the Jowett Manufacturing Company in 1901, the early results of which included: a V-twin stationary engine for everything from a wood mill to a potato machine; the first six Scott motorcycles; and a prototype light car with tiller steering. When the latter entered production it featured Jowett’s own 815cc flat-twin engine and gearbox, which were of aluminium construction for optimum lightness. Enlarged and refined over the years, the powerplant was still in manufacture 43 years hence. The company’s factory was all but burnt to the ground in September 1930, causing it to amend its 1931 production plans in favour of commercial vehicles. A high quality brochure was published and ‘Penny-a-Miler’ adopted as the advertising tag line. Four derivatives were offered including a covered lorry, as per the sale vehicle.

In summary:

  • Believed to be the only survivor of its type
  • Splendidly-presented inside and out
  • A unique blend of charm and practicality

'A Buyer’s Premium applies to the Hammer Price of this Lot if your bid is successful, as per the following;  Motor Cars, Motorcycles Watercraft and Bicycles 12.5% + VAT (minimum £145 + VAT); Registration Numbers 15% + VAT (minimum £50 + VAT); Automobilia 15% + VAT (minimum of £5 + VAT).'

Auction: November 2021 Classics Auction, Tue, 23rd Nov 2021

This auction of classic cars, motorbikes, registrations & automobilia will take place in the Concorde Hangar at Manchester Airport's Runway Visitor Park.

We are delighted to be running this live event in the shadow of Concorde, without doubt the most iconic passenger aircraft in history.

Free parking for auction attendees.

As with all Hampson Auctions there will be a fantastic and varied mix of lots to reflect both the individual interests of collectors whatever stage of the collectors journey they are on. 

If you wish to consign your vehicle to this auction, you can request a valuation here or by calling on of the team on 01606 828124

Viewing Days:
Monday 22nd November 12pm - 7pm
Tuesday 23rd November 9am - 1pm
 

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