Welcome to another week of our look around classics for sale, each day we trawl the dealers & auction houses in the UK for our "Classic of the Day"
Our search today has taken us to H&H Auctioneers and their sale at the Imperial War Museum, Duxford on the 8th October.
Our selection is a Bristol 409 from this sale, which brings back memories of visiting Filton to see Concorde being built with my uncle who worked there from leaving school.
1967 BRISTOL 409
Reg No: PVV 765V
Chassis No: 409/7343
Engine No: 1641.111514c
Originally registered PPC 255E,this 409 has just emerged from a decade in storage and will require recommissioning before returning to the road. Little is known of it's early history but the four previous keepers it has had since 1991 are documented in its paperwork.The accompanying history file contains details of much previous work including attention to the body and a repaint in 1992, a gearbox and carburettor overhaul by Bristol Cars in 1994 and an engine overhaul by Trevor Carr in 1996. In the previous owner's hands from 1998 to 2013, the odometer now displays 58,183 miles with the mileage on the earliest accompanying expired MOT certificate (1992) being recoded as 41,434 miles. Finished in silver with black leathe interior, the elegant gentleman's express is offered with Swansea V5 document, assorted old MOTs, invoices for work carried out, photographs of the body restoration, a 1998 bill of sale, 1993 "Type 400 to Britannia" BOC chassis list and a copy of the instruction manual.
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Source: H&H Auctioneers
1961-1969 BRISTOL 407/408/409/410
OverviewChanges in the ownership of Bristol Cars meant that it was now a separate entity to the aeroplane manufacturer. Although that wouldn’t make much difference to the high-quality cars produced, it marked the point when the Chrysler V8 was finally installed under the long bonnet of the 406, giving the elegant sporting saloon the performance to match its looks. With a top speed of over 125mph the Bristol became a credible alternative to Aston Martin and Jaguar. With American muscle under the bonnet, parts and support is also improved.
ChassisIndependent, coil springs
Beam axle, torsion bar
rack and pinion
chassis and seperate body
Information supplied by OCTANE MAGAZINE