Available for purchase for the first time in the UK in over 12 years, this very rare Targa top convertible is the first example of the series 2, of which about 28 were built; produced between 1978 and 1986. Only 100 or so in all were made in this Zagato of Milan body style with also about 35 series 1 and about 30 of the Beaufighter and one Beaufort being built. This car was first shown at the UK Motor Show at the end of 1977. The car has been totally renovated at a cost in excess of Ł80000, with new leather seats and internal trimmings, new carpets, new radio, bare metal respray,new engine, matching numbers (current mileage only c8500), new gearbox, new radiator, new servos, brakes discs etc. All invoices, MOT’s, and cherished number available. The Targa top lifts out and stores in the spacious boot and the de ville rear quarter goes down, to give full 4 seater luxury convertible driving in this ‘Gentlemans’ Carriage’. It is a delight to drive, and extremely comfortable. Top speed in excess of 140mph.
Affectionately known as “the Fridge” in the BOC (Bristol Owners Club). Featured part in Channel 5 film “Doomwatch” with Trevor Eve. Photographed on two pages of the L.J.K Setright seminal work on Bristols, ‘A Private Car’ to illustrate the series 2. Top German Classic Car Magazine ‘Motor Klassic’ ran an article in June 2015 on this car. Car was on German Historic Register whilst in previous German (Senior Audi Director) ownership. On display on BOC stand at 2018 London Classic Car Show. Understand from May 2018 no Tax or MoT will be required. Current MoT, with no advisories, expires 11th May 2019. Four times Concours d’ Elegance winner of BOC Bristol Trophy.
Engine: Chrysler 5900cc V8. Transmission-Automatic 3 Speed Torqueflite
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