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Corner Farm, West Knapton, Malton, Yorkshire

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1971 Bristol 411 - ideal for extensive long distance touring For Sale

The Bristol 411 was in production for eight years from 1969 and early example likes this are becoming quite scarce. We sold this fabulous example back in 2016 to one of our local regular customers who covered around 2000 faultless miles over six years.
When supplying it back in 2016, it was the first early Bristol 411 we had the pleasure of selling in several years and many do still regard this model as of one of the most desirable of the series. We took the car back in part exchange during the summer of 2022 and the car was initially used regularly by our Company Chairman. Ideal for long distance touring, the Bristol coped well with in rush hour traffic driving from Newcastle on one occasion, and was also driven back from Goodwood Festival of Speed - a five hour drive in this car proving relaxed and very comfortable. This proven ultra reliable example then sold to one of our long term friends and clients in Worcestershire who has kept the Bristol with us in storage for his use when up visiting friends in Yorkshire.

Since 2012 over £15, 000 has been spent on the Bristol and as a result comes to us in exceptional condition. Back in 2016 and prior to coming into our ownership, the Bristol was booked into our Malton Coachworks workshop for a full appraisal prior to being sold. We found no mechanical concerns, and just like when we sold it in 2016, it is ready to use, enjoy and is ideal for long distance touring or regular use. Work in the years prior to first coming to us included a new radiator, heater tap, six track rod end gaiters, top wishbone bump stops, new power steering belt, new alternator belt, exhaust silencer, new petrol pump, re-conditioned brake servo, new ignition items and extensive servicing.

From 2011 to 2016 the 411 covered 9000 miles, a further 3000 have been covered since 2016 taking the recorded and believed genuine mileage to 95, 000. Since being sold in 2022, the Bristol has had cosmetic attention to include a new wool carpet set, re-chromed wheel trims, leather seats have been carefully treated and some detail paintwork carried out. The front and rear windscreen rubbers have also been replaced and the car is without doubt ready to use and enjoy, looking even sharper than the previous time we sold the car as result of its recent owners attention to detail.

HME 85K is outstanding to drive delivering superb performance from its 6277cc big block series Chrysler V8 engine giving an estimated 30% more power than the earlier Bristol cars with the 5211cc V8 engine. The automatic gearbox is perfectly smooth, the power steering fabulous and brakes and steering feel firm, efficient and top class. HME 85K is a fabulous car to drive and can be used and driven with confidence. The car presents beautifully with a lovely deep paint finish, fabulous straight body panels, good quality chrome and has a very honest, original and well cared for look. The upholstery is impressive with Black leather seats, high quality new carpets and delightful dashboard, dials and headlining. The Bristol has a true feeling of quality and finding genuine, very original examples of the 411 is becoming increasingly difficult.
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