1959 Arnolt Bristol de Luxe

Competition

Zusammenfassung

  • Baujahr 
    1959
  • Automobiltyp 
    Cabriolet / Roadster
  • Rennwagen 
    Ja
  • Lenkung 
    Links
  • Zustand 
    Gebraucht
  • Markenfarbe außen 
    White/Blue
  • Innenfarbe 
    Sonstige
  • Innenausstattung 
    Leder
  • Standort
  • Außenfarbe 
    Sonstige
  • Getriebe 
    Schaltgetriebe
  • Antrieb 
    Zweirad
  • Kraftstoff 
    Benzin

Beschreibung

Coys Auction
Ascot Racecourse,
Berkshire SL5 7JX
Saturday 2 October 2010 at 3pm
The heart of the Bristol road cars was the old, but sturdy BMW 328 six cylinder engine. This engine was first used in England in the Frazer Nash badged 328s before the War and would be used into the 1960s. Bristol tuned the engine to produce over 130bhp, which was a power increase of 50bhp over the original unit. For this sporty chassis Arnolt had Bertone's Franco Scaglione pen a new roadster body. At the 1953 London Motor Show the new Arnolt Bristol was unveiled and received universal acclaim. There were three different versions available; the stripped down 'Bolide' racer, the luxurious 'Deluxe' road car and a coupe. Only a handful of the coupes were built, a fraction of the 142 car production run. It is believed that most of the cars were assembled in 1954 and 1955 with production pretty much ending in 1958, but one car kept for spares was sold to its first owner as late as 1968. In a fire at the Chicago