£85,000 As stated
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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 ...
- 1 Sep 2022
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- 12 Sep 2022
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, ...
- 19 Aug 2022
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- 27 Aug 2022
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- 2 Sep 2022
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- 30 Jul 2022
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- 18 Sep 2022
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- 14 Sep 2022
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- 7 Aug 2022
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- 13 Sep 2022
Here for sale is a 1949 Bristol 400 presented in classic British green coachwork. This Bristol 400 includes many interesting/practical modifications, which include modified combustion chambers to suit 100 series larger inlet valves, gas flowed inlet and exhaust ports, J type overdrive unit fitted, close ratio gearbox ...
- 18 Jul 2022
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 ...
- 27 Jul 2022
Here for sale is a 1948 Bristol 400 presented in striking Yellow coachwork. Being a Bristol 400 from 1948, the spare wheel is located in the boot as opposed to later years of the model which had the wheel fitted to the boot lid. In 2010 - 2012, this Bristol underwent a comprehensive restoration that was detailed in ...
- 29 Jul 2022
This fabulous and very well-maintained example of Bristol’s ‘businessman’s express’ has picked up several concours awards in the past PRICE £ UNDER OFFER....... YEAR 1972 ENGINE 6286cc/V8/OHV/Carter AVS4401 four-barrel carburettor POWER [email protected] TORQUE 425lb [email protected] MAXIMUM SPEED 143mph
- 2 Sep 2022
This 1968 Bristol 410 is presented in superb White coachwork. The interior is presented in pale green leather upholstery and dark green carpets. This 410 is in extremely good order mechanically due to regular maintenance and attention, allowing this Bristol to maintain the comfortable ride and smooth power provided ...
- 16 Aug 2022