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Once again we've been left in awe by another of these amazing Bristols, this time a 407 the first Bristol car to play host to the iconic Chrysler V8
Only 88 407's were produced so this is a very rare car indeed, as is often the case with rare cars they were extremely expensive when new
Generally Bristol customers were well-heeled businessmen as well as car enthusiasts, who wanted a car to drive but not be noticed within
Those who run them today reflect well those who chose them in period, a sophisticated individual whose aim is not to be noticed but to be discreet whilst letting those who 'know' know
This particular example has come to us through a chap we've had many cars from over the years, each as delicious as the last, this 407 keeps that trend going
With a modest 98, 000 miles currently reading on the odometer she's only covered 4000 since a complete restoration, after which it won first prize at the Bristol Owners Club Concourse in 2015
All Bristols have their little qwerks thanks to the left field thinking of Mr Tony Crook & the 407 is no exception, the process of selecting gears through buttons on the dash might be common place today in your hybrid electronic fridge but for 1961 it was fairly forward thinking
Our car specifically, as mentioned, was completely restored only a few years ago ( the costs incurred run into over £70. 000 at that time) and given a few minor upgrades
Hardened valve seals were put in to allow her to run on unleaded petrol, the rear axle was rebuilt with a higher ratio giving more relaxed cruising, improved MPG & a greater top speed, a stainless steel exhaust was fitted and an electric power steering system was designed and installed by GTC Engineering, who make the system adjustable in 3 levels of power (a deft upgrade we think)
GTC are well known for their sympathetically designed electric power steering for classic cars, when driving her one would be forgiven for thinking it was a standard feature
Finished in metalic Cambridge Grey with green leather interior & green carpets the spacious cabin allows one to travel with three passengers in great style and comfort
She drives seemlessly, with a sonorous note burbling from the twin exhausts at the rear and the colours chosen for this example are pure heaven
A very fine example indeed and one we are proud to offer
The low drag 401 was capable of over 100 mph when new and made an ideal long-distance tourer. This right hand drive car was built in 1952 and is one of the 2nd series models. The 2nd series cars are distinguishable by absence of the ridge line along the sills and feature dashboard gauges in black. It is a matching ...
- 23rd May 2021
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This is something special for the collectors or motor museums. This Bristol Blenheim first registered in 2000 has covered just a little under 10,500 miles from new. During that time the enthusiastic Bristol car owner spent nearly £69000 on enhancements including, lastly an up-dated, up-rated new V8 engine. All the work ...
- 16th Apr 2021
The Bristol 407 was the first Bristol with a V8 engine and automatic gear box. This gave a significant boost to top speed and acceleration while keeping the well received body of the previous 406 with beautifully upholstered leather interior. The automotive journalists were very impressed with this combination of virtues, ...
- 23rd Apr 2021
Sterling Motors are Delighted to Introduce the Sensational 1949 Bristol 400.
- 14th May 2021
Just Arrived Probably the nicest 410 in existence and definitely a concours contender. 1968 Bristol 410. As a Bristol enthusiast for over 40 years being well known for specialising in the marque throughout the 70's and 80's and owning a 410 for many years before up grading to a 411. I can clearly state this is the best ...
- 25th May 2021
Known by many as the 'Gentlemans Express' the Bristol 404 was the perfect balance between speed and luxury. This example is no exception. Striking red paint immediately catches the eye with distinctive bumpers and air vents only adds to the rarity and style of this small sports car. The interior is furnished with ...
- 13th Jun 2021
*** Price Revision *** Restored with an eye for originality this example of the later V8 engined Bristol's could easily take you back to 1967, the year when she came out of the Factory in Filton, Bristol An amazing finish to all aspects of this beauty with a deep lustre to the paintwork and bright work too - internally ...
- 15th Jun 2021
We have the pleasure of presenting a rare 1963 Bristol 408 Saloon. Bought a few years ago by the well-known Aston Martin specialist, Desmond J Small from its first owner. The in 1963 introduced 408 had the new iconic Bristol shape that remained recognisable up to the 1972 series 3 Bristol 411. The Bristol was an exclusive, ...
- 2nd May 2021
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SLJ Hackett is proud to present this deep red 1953 Bristol 403 which has been recently reupholstered in beige leather. The vehicle is powered by a smooth running Bristol 100/B2 6 cylinder engine. This car has had a lot of work carried out which includes an gearbox overhaul, overdrive unit fitted, new clutch, renewed ...
- 29th May 2021
A highly bespoke 1998 Blenheim in its original factory-correct metallic blue finish, with parchment interior and blue piping detail. In 2001 its owner opted for some anterior modifications which brought it in line with the modern aesthetic of the Blenheim type 3. This classic Blenheim has a total mileage of 62,550 and ...
- 13th Jun 2021
26 YEARS WITH MY BRISTOL 412s2 Peter Kent On a lovely sunny day in the early autumn of 1978 I was walking along the Strand when I spied a 412. It was silver and was rolling along with four gentlemen enjoying the sunshine with the roof off. The chap behind the driver was smoking a big cigar. Over 20 years later ...
- 14th Apr 2021
We have pleasure in offering this Bristol 411 Series 1 finished in Metallic Cherry Red along with Beige leather upholstery. Recently a considerable amount of work has been done to the car including a engine/gearbox restoration and considerable coachwork refurbishment. "Fastest true four-seater touring car"(John Bolster ...
- 28th Apr 2021
1980 Bristol 412 Series 2 Convertible styled by Carrozzeria Zagato, with whom Antony Crook, MD of Bristol Cars had a close working relationship, this 140mph fast touring car featured a removable Targa top as well as Convertible features.. Making a clean break from the traditional Bristol look whilst retaining its predecessors ...
- 17th May 2021
We have pleasure in offering this Bristol 410 finished in dark blue/grey with light grey leather upholstery and dark grey carpets. Modern seat belts have been fitted including lap belts for the rear seat occupants. This is a well used and well maintained example (with considerable written history by the current enthusiastic ...
- 29th Apr 2021
The 411 Series 5 is the last of the 411 models, with all the upgrades that this very well-received car was fitted. This car has a full service history dating back to October 2005, when it was sold by Bristol Cars Ltd in London. The most recent upgrade was to the brakes and a partial re-trim to the drivers and passengers ...
- 5th May 2021