You’re going to like . . .
its FLAT-4 engine
You’ll be surprised to find the Javelin getting to 50 m.p.h. from a standing start in well under 15 seconds* — and then climbing to an effortless cruising speed of over 60 m.p.h. This new 1 1/2 litre Flat-four engine endows an exceptionally roomy, comfortable family saloon with sports car performance at instant command. Like everything else in the new Javelin, the engine is new right through. It develops 50 B.H.P. which, with the low overall weight of the car, ensures sparkling performance.
* The Motor and Autocar road tests of a Javelin prototype, May 1,947.
it’s new right through
You’re going to like its flowing lines . . .
The smooth flow of the Javelin’s lines helps performance and eliminates irritating wind roar . . . unexaggerated modernity that is a delight to the eye. Lamps and door-handles are recessed into the panelling — there’s an unbroken flow from trim nose to tapered tail.
its roominess …
the compactness and forward mounting of the engine, the flat floor and the steering column gear lever give abundant leg room. The bench-type seats accommodate six people on occasion and ensure armchair comfort for four. The rear boot easily accommodates an unusually large amount of luggage.
its safety and economy …
For all its lively acceleration, the Javelin is untiring and safe to drive. Excellent roadholding, first class brakes and all-round vision add up to safety. And as for economy, the Javelin by independent testt has proved to do 29 m.p.g. at a steady 60 m.p.h.
its smooth riding . . .
Here again the forward engine mounting scores. It means that rear passengers sit well forward of the rear axle and that, with torsion-bar suspension all round (independent in front) ensures a ride of exceptional comfort and smoothness for everyone in the car.
The Motor road test.