1951 JP Mk 1b. 500 Race Ca

JP Cars [ Joe Potts] were built in Bellshill near Glasgow in Scotland and some 34 cars of different types were built in the 1950-55 period. There are believed to be 8 remaining. Joe Potts drove a Cooper car in 1949 and was sure he could improve the handling, so he decided to build his own cars. They are probably the only race cars to be built in Scotland. This car is a Mk1b it was built in 1951 and remained in Scotland. During the 1950's and early 60's it was modified and evolved into a special known as the Osclyat. In 2010 the JP chassis was fully restored to an exacting and original specification and has been little used since. A new aluminium body was built at the same time, painted in Ecurie Ecosse metallic blue and fitted to the black chassis. The engine is the popular JAP 4B 500cc (Full 'Car' specification with Aluminium Barrel, 84S big port head and Dellorto SS1 Carburettor) and correct Norton Dollshead gearbox. Suspension is the tried and tested transverse leaf spring arrangement and is fitted with the rarely seen original Girling dampers. Excellent Dunlop R5 tyres fitted on immaculate steel wheels. Spares include new Protech dampers, new clutch plates, Amal Concentric carburettor, RSA harnesses,spare wheel with new tyre and Talon engine sprockets. An interesting car with history, in superb condition and on the button. It comes with a history file, MSA Logbook and 500 Owners Club VIF No. 051. Price £20,000. Tel: Robin Shackleton at 01359 251051 or email robinshackleton@hotmail.co.uk Click for photo1 Click for photo2 Click for photo3 Click for photo4 Click for photo5