The 411 was an outstanding car, but when Tony Crook was asked "which is your favourite Bristol?" he replied, "the latest one (603)". The 603 certainly had some useful improvements over the 411, especially the 603 S2.
The original 603 was offered in two versions, largely owing to the energy crisis which increased fuel prices so that affordability of fuel was no longer a certainty for those who could afford such expensive cars. The 603E has a 5, 211 cc V8 petrol engine, whereas the 603S had a larger 5. 9 litre unit, from Chrysler. The 603 saw improvements over previous models in its fuel consumption, being able to achieve as much as 22 miles per imperial gallon (13 L/ 100 km; 18 mpg-US) at around 100 km/ h (62 mph) compared with the 411's 17 miles per imperial gallon (17 L/ 100 km; 14 mpg-US) — for comparison, as good as the Jaguar XJ-S. Both retained the same transmission and suspension as the 411, but the cabin had become more luxurious with the provision of electrically adjustable seats and air conditioning.
The 603 S2 is the more sought after model and responds well to LPG conversion by either the Bristol factory or after market specialists. It can easily achieve 40 plus petrol equivalent MPG with an LPG conversion.
Overall, a perfect synergy between the best of U. S. A. drive train muscle car technology and the best of British styling and road holding expertise.
This ex-celebrity owned 603 S2 is presented well above the usual standard offered for sale and has documented maintenance and upgrade receipts from Bristol Cars amounting to tens of thousands of pounds.
In a recent Octane Magazine special, there was a write up on Bristol cars from the beginning of car production. This car was invited to represent the best of the 603 model by Bristol Cars Ltd - enough said!
Mechanically as expected
Fabulous black paint work
Excellent unmarked Leather
Brand new stainless steel bumpers front and rear
Stainless steel exhaust system
Upgraded grill and side vents
Recently powder coated Avon safety wheels
Electrically Heated front and rear windscreens
Upgraded wider rear axle (much better handling)
Modernised air conditioning
Electrically adjustable seats
All round inertia seat belts
Lockable compartments in the rear
Integrated stereo Satellite Navigation
Comes with documented history and original manuals and is taxed with 12 months M. O. T.
This is a stunning looking real drivers car suitable for all occasions, whether it's every day driving or special holidays and days out.
An exclusive very special one off original - Reduced to sell!
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