1948 BRISTOL (BLMC) 400 - £78,000
1948 Bristol 400Chassis Number: 460-180Registration number: JYM11 (By separate Negotiation.)Built in 1948, these Bristol cars were way ahead of their time being produced by a company more used to making aircraft then cars. Thus we find all kinds of aviation related details in the design & construction of the car, not least in the body work which is very streamlined with an extremly low drag co-efficient.The car is powered by the Bristol version of BMW's evergreen straight six 2 litre engine with triple carbs fitted. This results in excellent performance with 80MPH cruising available on the Motorway at all times delivered in an uncannily smooth manner.A recent full bodywork refurbishment has just beeen carried out with all corrosion & rust being fully addressed & removed. The car was then painted to a very high standard in Aston Martin metallic green; a colour that suits the car admirably.To the brand new interior is fresh beige hide to all seating surfaces piped in dark Brown including the capacious door pockets. New headling & carpets have aslo been installed. The wooden dash has been removed & refinished. All instrumentation is period & in good working order. A full tool kit is in its appointed place in a box in the engine bay. To the rear is a very capacious boot containing a spare wheel & ample space for large amounts of luggage.Driving round the M25 in stop start traffic on the hottest day of the year, the water & oil temperatures remained between 60 & 70 Degrees. Under load oil pressure was a steady 65lbs indicting the excellent health of the smooth six cylinder motor.The car has for over a decade been the property of a well known Morgan dealers family & has thus been propertly looked after & fettled as required to a far higher standard then one might expect from less august company. You simply have to drive it to experience how good the taut handling is & how well the motor pulls though the lovely synchromesh gear box. It feels more like 1970 then 1948.Mille Miglia eligible, this car would make a stylish fast & comfortable entrant to the famed event. The condition is such that I have to say I have not seen nor driven a better one & I have experienced a number of these over the years. It is done to show standards yet remains a very versatile useable car.Call Richard Biddulph. Mobile ++44 (0) 7967 260673Simone Della Corte Mobile ++44 (0) 7377070943 Si Parla ItalianoUK & Italian sales.Mike Kliebenstein 0049 170 2043831 Deutsch GesprochenGeman, Austrian Swiss & Southern European sales.Jan Kurty 07872 932675 hovori cesky, slovensky, polskyEastern Europe Sales.Vintage & Prestige of Northampton Ltd.firstname.lastname@example.orgShowroom:2 Ryehill Ct, Lodge Farm Industrial Estate, Northampton NN5 7UAViewings & Visits Strictly by appointment only please. We have on site long term storage for over 200 cars with 24 hour security & covered trailer delivery to customers anywhere in Europe.
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