A number of specialist coachbuilders created bodies for the Jupiter, this Ash-framed coupe bodywork was produced by J.E. Farr, a Lancashire coachbuilder for Rob Ellison to compete in the 1952 Monte Carlo Rally. The bonnet featured built in fog and spot lights. The slightly bulbous rear allowed the car to accommodate an extra fuel tank and carry two spare wheels, snowchains etc.
After an uneventful run through England, Wales and Northern France, a heavy snowfall before Nevers resulted in the car sliding on a downhill right-hand corner and going over the edge. It turned over twice and finally rested on an 8ft wide ledge.
When daylight came, the rescue team consisted of locals and a team of oxen. The owner of the oxen flicked the ear of the leader then slowly walked them up a near vertical bank and the car followed in about a minute.
The car was driven with no windscreen, 15 degrees of frost and 3ft of snow to a body builder known to Rob. After he had put in a new screen and straightened various bits the car still managed to reach Monte Carlo, but unfortunately it was too late to be classed as an official finisher.
Once back in England the car received further mechanical repairs and was returned to Farr's to finish the body repairs and respray the car. Later Rob decided to sell the car, putting it back into standard form, the extra fuel tank was taken out and a production engine was fitted.
The car was owned for many years by Frank Cooke and is now owned by his daughter, who has recently spent a lot of time recommissioning it. This was its first proper outing in a few years.