£24,950 As stated
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It was the first 401 Bristol sent directly to Craven & Hedrick in New York after they dispensed with the services of Inskip. It is not known exactly when the car was brought back to the UK but it was some years before it was converted to its current RHD layout. I have owned this car since the late 70's, some years ago a friend and fellow BOC member structurally rebuilt the chassis to a high standard eliminating from it all the typical 401/ 403 rust issues.
When I got the car back we completely renewed the brakes but it has sat in a dry workshop virtually untouched ever since, so at the very minimum new seals will be needed throughout. When purchased the car did not have its original engine, and this unit was subsequently removed to fit a later engine from a crashed car. This itself was later removed so it comes with the 85c engine it came with and its original gearbox, both no doubt needing an overhaul.
I also acquired after a long search the parts to put the car back to its original LHD form, I was hoping to do this before offering the car for sale but delays caused by Covid put paid to those plans. Though partially dismantled I am fairly sure I have all the major parts needed to put it back together with the exception of a clutch and silencer box and engine and gearbox mounts, but those parts are readily available. This as you can see from the photographs is a long stalled project, the front seats shown are not the originals which are in storage along with other trim items not shown in the photographs, all the floor panels including the original LHD toe board are with the car as are the rear side windows and all the metal window trims and I should be able to find a set of original hub caps. Head lining is still in good condition and though there is a lot still to do this is a straight forward project .
As far as I can gather at the moment there are only 2 original LHD Bristol 401's for sale anywhere in world , the one in the US is missing its engine and gearbox and may have had modifications to accept a different drive train, it is not clear if the adverts that surface from time to time are current or historic, then there is my car BUT it needs converting back to LHD.
For further details please give me a call or send me an email.
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