In real life, the 2-seater drophead coupé was only made for four years between 1950 and 1954 when around 900 came off the production line. For the purposes of your model time-line, it superseded the Jowett Javelin, already in Oxford’s series of classic sports cars of the 50s and 60s. The Jowett Jupiter chassis was launched at the 1949 London Motor show and again at the Geneva Motor Show in March 1950, with the complete car being unveiled for the first time in New York in April 1950. It came with a 4-speed manual gearbox and a 1486 cc engine. Speedwise, it reached a record of 90 mph on testing; fuel consumption was around 25 miles per gallon; purchase price ready to put on the road was £1086.The Jupiter also had limited success on the race track too, winning at Walkden Glen in 1951 and finishing 13th but winning in its class at Le Mans in 1952.
Our 1:43 scale replica has its hood up and is painted in British Racing Green with cream ‘canvas’ hood. The interior is moulded in dark beige with ivory seating and floor. The steering wheel and dashboard are mid brown. Registered JHS 365, the exterior detailing is finished in chrome with the Jowett Jupiter badge in chrome and red above the radiator.
Orders can be placed online, by phone or by post. The UK Postal address for orders is: Oxford Diecast Ltd, PO Box 363, Southampton S014 0TJ
As well as accepting sterling cheques we accept Euro cheques (over 50 euros) and US$ cheques (over 50 dollars).
The postage charges for non members are:
Order Value: £0.00 - £19.99UK: £2.95
Rest of the World: £6.45
Order Value: £20.00 & OverUK: £4.95
Rest of the World: £6.95
Orders are dispatched within 3 working days and can take between 3-5 working days for UK mainland.
If you choose to join the club you will receive any multi-purchase discounts at the time of ordering, by selecting the membership level you want and adding it to your order.
We can ship to virtually any address in the world. Note that there are restrictions on some products, and some products cannot be shipped to international destinations. Please click here to learn more about our international postage.
You may return most new, unopened items within 30 days of delivery for a full refund. We'll also pay the return shipping costs if the return is a result of our error (you received an incorrect or defective item, etc.).
You should expect to receive your refund within four weeks of giving your package to the return shipper, however, in many cases you will receive a refund more quickly. This time period includes the transit time for us to receive your return from the shipper (5 to 10 business days), the time it takes us to process your return once we receive it (3 to 5 business days), and the time it takes your bank to process our refund request (5 to 10 business days).
If you need to return an item, please contact our customer services team on 023 8024 8850