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Old 05-25-2008, 01:47 AM
 
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how rare is a jewett

a good friend of my dad has a 1923 jewett that he is going to pass on to us cause he will probley never get too it.

i have done some searching and they seem to be vary vary rare are they?

i dont know the conditon or style just that its a 1923 and it has the steel wheel coversion.

is this car one of thoes once in a lifetime deals something u read about in mags rare?

my head is just spinnin with excitement i have allways dreamed about having someting this old

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Old 05-25-2008, 03:12 AM
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Rare? I don't know. I've owned three of 'em and my uncle has two stashed behind his garage.

Just messin' with you. Actually I've never heard of the make before. I read somewhere that there have been thousands of car makers since the 1890's that have come and gone.
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Could it be a Jowett? (great English car)

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Never mind I have found some info on the Jewett (I'd never heard of them) and they do seem to be rare. They only made them for about 5 years then they became the Paige. Congrats on a great find.

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So....are we going big block or HEMI in that?..............................
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is this car one of thoes once in a lifetime deals something u read about in mags rare?
No.....but The real old cars have gotten "lost" in these days of muscle cars, rods and whatever.

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Then it IS a lifetime deal for you. The OLD stuff IS really cool if you can deal with their shortcomings when you try to go for a sunday drive and NOT have angry people behing you. That's the main reason I don't have any early cars anymore. I even had a 1912 and a 1913 car at one time.
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Here is a good link to the car
http://info.detnews.com/joyrides/story/index.cfm?id=207
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A Google search found this. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jewett_(automobile)



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I've never heard of a Jewett but it sure is a cool car
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No.....but The real old cars have gotten "lost" in these days of muscle cars, rods and whatever.



Then it IS a lifetime deal for you. The OLD stuff IS really cool if you can deal with their shortcomings when you try to go for a sunday drive and NOT have angry people behing you. That's the main reason I don't have any early cars anymore. I even had a 1912 and a 1913 car at one time.
I have angry people behind me every day.

I did find a little info on the Jewett.

JewettSix.com

His family name is on his car
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Here's some pix I found on Google...
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I'd heard of them but knew little beyond that. Extremely attractive as well as modern styling for it's time. I think we'll all want to be kept posted as your story progresses. Congrats on you and your dad's impending good fortune.
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im thinking stock body with chevy drivetrain i would really like mopar but i allready have a badas* sbc/th350/posi 10bolt but its one of thoes time will tell things.soon as my dad and his friend have time where going to go take a look and i will post some pics.

there both vary busy people so who knows when we will get up there but i will keep buging him.

and thanks for all the info and links guys
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A very rare car such as that should be restored to its original splendor not rodded. Go get a A model Ford and rod it.



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A very rare car such as that should be restored to its original splendor not rodded. Go get a A model Ford and rod it.
I have to agree. If I were going to modify it at all, I'd make a dual intake for it, custom engine pipes and perhaps make it look like a prewar hill climb racer or something like that. (It'd be a fun car and would get more attention than 100 generic SBC hot rods) In other words, no cutting or anything else that couldn't be undone easily. Did I mention no cutting?! Keep all of the stock parts to pass on to the next caretaker. There are many thousands of Model As and the like left. That is not the case with this. It's a rare piece of American automotive history.
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Bull Hockey, drag out the Sawzall and fire up the cuttin' torch....no, just kidding. I agree with restoration of this rare piece of automotive history. There's plenty of other tin out there to alter.
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