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1966 BRISTOL 409 For Sale

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  • £21,000 As stated
  • 1966
  • Colchester
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Price £21,000 As stated
Ad Type For Sale
Category Classic Cars
Make Bristol
Model 409
Year 1966
Mileage 101,833 miles
Country UK
Region Essex
Town Colchester
Telephone 01803 912398
Seller's phone number is protected behind a forwarding service
Status Private
Date 21-Sep-2020
Ref C1251366
Owing to a change of circumstances I now wish to sell my Bristol 409 – one of the 74 or so made. At £21000 this must be the cheapest running, roadworthy Bristol available.

BRISTOL 409 - 1966 (D) - First registered 13th December 1966, this particular car can be seen on the Bristol Owners Club Website as an illustration of the 409 model - albeit some years ago.

I am the 6th owner, I’ve had it for a little over three years, the owner before me had it for just under 27 years.
This is one of the the last of the models with no power steering, push button 3 speed automatic transmission and a 5218 cc V8. Also fitted with a stainless steel exhaust, Kenlowe fan with a manual override switch and an Edelbrock 4 choke Carburettor.

Now showing 101833 miles but this is not verified, however I have most of the MOT certificates back to 1990 when the mileage was recorded as 48065. The Bristol was MOT exempt from May 2018 but in any case is MOT tested to 28 July 2021.

Some notable work has been done to the car in the past, such as:
Reconditioned radiator 2001
Repairs to corroded rear wheel arches 1998
Engine rebuild 1996
Bodywork repairs and bare metal respray by Bristol Cars in 1988

More recently I have done an engine and transmission fluid and filter change, replaced the front and rear brake pads, including a front seal kit and renewed the exhaust mountings. The front grille has been refurbished and the wheels have been blasted and powder coated.

There is a fairly extensive history of repairs and servicing in the past, but there is no service history as such.

Presently the car is in working and presentable condition, although it is not concours by any means. The car looks good but please be aware that the photographs flatter the car somewhat - the paintwork has a few blemishes and blisters that are visible on closer inspection. The front seats are past their best with some tears to the front squabs. The rear bumper needs some minor straightening and both bumpers could do with re-chroming.

I have used the car regularly in the decent weather which has included long (200 mile +) journeys with no problems.

I have a number of photographs showing more detail which are available on request.

The car is located in Essex, near Colchester. Viewing is welcome. There is a vehicle ramp to aid inspection.

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  • 30-Aug-2020
  • Lancashire
  • Private