1904 / 1905 (??) Jackson
A unique opportunity to purchase an incredibly rare veteran car.
Research has revealed little of the history of the Jackson Motor Car Company, however, it is believed that very few early French / English Jackson’s were built and even fewer survive today.
It is believed that the Jakson (note the spelling!) was built in France and sold in the UK by R.Reynold Jackson & Co,.LTD who insisted the car be marketed and sold as a Jackson! You will note from the photos the word Jakson stamped into the gearbox and the gearbox cover has Jackson cast into it.
This particular car is offered for sale on behalf of the family of a deceased estate.
It is believed the history of this car is as follows:
– this is a two owner car, having been delivered new to a doctor in Scotland in 1904 (??) who bought the car with him to Australia in 1905 (??). The car was used to service the Gold Fields in Tumut in the Snowy Mountains. The car was then sold in 1967.
– the car was purchased in a disassembled state and painstakingly restored by the owner many years ago, most likely in the early 1970’s. There was no body with the car and a new 4 seater, rear entry tonneau body was built using old photos as a guide. The chassis and all mechanicals, including the dashboard mounted engine lubrication system, are believed to be original.
– the car is powered by a 2 cylinder 10hp L’Aster engine.
– we have been advised that this car was officially dated by the Veteran Car Club of Australia in 1990 with information provided by the Veteran Car Club of Great Britain (to be confirmed). This has not been substantiated, other than we have a hand written letter from the owner on file.
– what we have recently found is a copy of a dating certificate from the Veteran Car of Australia (Q’land) dated 04/06/07 confirming the car is 1904. However, in discussions with Veteran Car Club of Great Britain they ‘believe’ the Jackson may well be manufactured in 1905. To confirm this we would have to ship the car to the UK for it to be formally inspected and dated.
We understand that whether the car is dated 1904 or otherwise has a significant impact on its value. It is not practical to ship the car to the UK to have it dated, therefore we have no choice than to significantly reduced the price on the car to sell it.
- 1904 (??)
- 2 cylinder 10 hp