1934 JMB 3 Wheeler Special
Very rare, extensively restored
- Year 1934
We are privileged to offer for sale this extremely rare 1934 JMB 3 wheeler special, out of a total production of 250 cars only 4 are thought to remain. The car here today is fitted with the 497cc JAP single cylinder sport engine (No. KC/D38113S). The gearbox is the Albion 3 speed + reverse, the engine is currently running a Dellorto carburettor but the original Amal carburettor is with the car. This 3 wheeler was the subject of an extensive restoration some 10 years ago, (photos available) with the benefit of having the wood frame reinforced, this was apparently a recognised modification in period. The dashboard has Cooper Steward of London instruments installed (speedometer and rev counter), it also benefits from a Dynastart (automatic starter motor).
The car originally registered AXU 927 was featured in the 3 wheeler guide book by Author Elvis Payne in 2013. Also in the Automobilist October 2015 issue.
Any 3 wheeler collector must surely give this fantastic little car serious consideration as an addition to their collection. This car is registered in France.
Price €30,000 euros
The JMB was first manufactured in Ringwood, Hampshire (UK) in 1933 and was designed by G.H.Jones. The car got its JMB initials from the partners involved with the project that also included R.W.Mason and C.Barrow. The vehicle was powered by a 497cc ohv JAP engine that was mounted at the rear of the vehicle driving the back wheel by a chain; this meant that the front was free for storing luggage. The JMB came as a two or four seater with a claimed top speed of 55 mph. 1934 bodies were fabric covered whilst the bodies of the 1935 versions had metal panelling. Production ceased in 1935. Around 250 vehicles were made but to date only four (and a half) JMB 3-wheelers are known to survive.