Bristol 401 1953

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Lot No: 50

At a Glance:

Year Make Model Mileage SOLD FOR
1953 Bristol 401 93,221 (Warranted) £39,420.00 + buyers premium


This very rare Bristol motor car is being entered by the second owner from new. He acquired the vehicle in 1989 from the first registered keeper Mr Coulthwaite. The vendor has maintained the car to a very high standard a separate list of all work carried out by him is available here. Comes with a photographic record of the re spray which was carried out around 9 years ago, showing that the car was taken down to the bare metal. Also comes with the original handbook and the registration number is original. The Bristol owners club state that upgrades to cars on the 400-406 are worthwhile additions and this lovely car has the benefit of Dunlop disc brakes which are servo assisted and were fitted by the first owner. The second owner has fitted overdrive and has uprated the engine and we now believe it to produce 120BHP+. Other upgrades include fitted webber single choke carbs, cosworth pistons and a livelier cam. To be critical we thought the engine was a little lumpy, mainly because it has only done 206 miles since the rebuild. The car needs to be run in and set up properly. The car is not concours but it is in absolutely superb condition with a lovely patina. The vendor purchased from the Bristol owners club a copy of the workshop manual which is 5 folders long. The history is split into to folders, one from the first owner and the other from the second. The car is finished in British racing green with cream leather interior. Benefits from a new roof lining and re chroming of the bumpers, headlight surrounds etc. A very rare opportunity to acquire a 2 owner, genuine mileage Bristol. Available for viewing from the beginning of March.

Full Details:

Lot No. 50
Auction 29th April 2016 - 91% SOLD
Vehicle Make Bristol
Vehicle Model 401
Year of Manufacture 1953
Mileage 93,221 (Warranted)
Registration MUF575
Date first Registered 17-04-1953
Chassis Number 4011231
Engine Number 85G/2234
Estimated Sale Price £35,000 - 40,000

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