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Whatever happened to the V12 Jameson Special?


Whatever happened to the Jameson Special?

You’d expect it to be impossible to loose sight of a six-wheeler car, over 18 feet long and equipped with a 1760hp strong 27-litre Merlin V12 engine from a BOAC Argonaut airliner under its fibreglass two-seat roadster body. However, it appears to be right the case with the Jameson Special, built by Paul Jameson in the mid-1970s. This mad machine made headlines and was dubbed ‘World Fastest Private Road Car’ at its time. The Frankenstein of engineering had its Rolls-Royce Merlin engine mated to three gearboxes with special gearing to keep the top speed below the 200mph mark. Its stable mate - John Dodd’s notorious ‘The Beast’ - was initiated by Jameson too. That leviathan survives to this day in southern Spain with Dodd who still runs a garage there. When he took us out for a spin in the Merlin monster last time in Malaga, he was adamant the Jameson Special survived in the Netherlands, where it did a record run on the Afsluitdijk in the late 70s. Could it be hidden somewhere in an extra large shed?
 

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#2 2013-03-08 21:22
I heard THE car running today! Stunning!! Louwman museum in the Netherlands owns this car!!
 
 
#1 2012-08-10 14:55
I've seen this car a few years ago in a museum.

Maybe it is still there at the Autotron museum in Rosmalen (Netherlands).
 

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