1968 Bristol 410
The Bristol 410 was launched in 1967 with a 4.2 litre V8 from Chrysler, producing 250 BHP and 340 ft/lbs of torque when new. These were the last of the 5.2 Bristols to be built before the 411 was released a 6.3 V8. The styling remained true to the Bristol tradition of being quietly understated with only motoring aficionados what was before them.
This 410 was despatched from Bristol Cars Ltd on the 8th of May 1969 to Anthony Crook Motors Ltd, who supplied it to the first owner, a Mr. Kenneth Stevenson.
Originally supplied in blue, the car was repainted by Bristol Cars to match the colour of the local stone in Malta, where the owner lived. He kindly provided a sample of this stone to Bristol Cars to ensure the colour match was perfect. Returning to Britain in 1980 with approximately 20,000 miles on the odometer and stayed in Mr Stevensons ownership until July 1984.
In August 2012, CBY 267G was handed to Bristol Cars for a complete restoration, which included a through brake overhaul (replacing all callipers, pads, discs, and lines). The fitment of new shock absorbers plus various service, maintenance and electrical items. The car then benefited from a bare metal repaint in Lancia Blue, a shade or two lighter than Bristols Midnight Blue. The underside was throughly cleaned, wire brushed and wax oiled and the bumpers and other bright work items re chromed. Importantly, the original all aluminium coach work is arrow straight with perfect shut lines.
A complete interior retrim, with the exception of the leather seats which were in exceptional condition was carried out. Carpets, headlining, Webasto roof, dash top, rear parcel shelf and boot lining were all returned to their original pattern.
The front and rear screens were fitted with new rubbers, and all door seals and fur flex draft excluders replaced with new parts. The wood work was removed stripped, repaired as necessary and polished. The front seats were dismantled, stripped and re-padded with the leather being re-connolised to the original colour and fed with hide food to regain its suppleness and preserve the patina. Whilst having the dash refitted a modernised period radio with I pod connection was fitted.
In short, no expense has been spared to bring this car to its current first class condition whilst endeavouring to retain originality. Fully documented with superb and complete history file. One of only 79 produced, and at 68000 miles has to be the finest Bristol 410 in existence!