1947 Bristol 401

Sports Saloon Prototype by Touring - 1 of 6

Zusammenfassung

  • Baujahr 
    1947
  • Automobiltyp 
    Saloon
  • Lenkung 
    RHD
  • Zustand 
    Used
  • Markenfarbe außen 
    Blue
  • Innenfarbe 
    Other
  • Standort
  • Außenfarbe 
    Other
  • Getriebe 
    Manual
  • Antrieb 
    2wd
  • Kraftstoff 
    Petrol

Beschreibung

COYS Auction - 'The Jaguar Legend'
Blenheim Palace,
Woodstock,
Oxfordshire OX20 1PX
Saturday 17th July 2010 at 1pm
Registration Number: UMD 140 Chassis Number: 401/220
Chassis 401/220 was one of six Touring bodied Bristols and a result of the collaboration between the Bristol Aeroplane Co and Carrozzeria Touring in Milan. Constructed and designed in Italy by Anderloni using the famous Superleggera construction method; using thin aluminium panels over light weight tubing; the bodies benefitted from the considerable experience for which the Italian coach building company was renowned. The engine was built by Bristol to an original BMW design, the licence for this having been obtained in the form of compensation for war damage.
This run of six cars was built by Touring for the Bristol factory as a prototype with the one example being dismantled so the British company could observe and recreate the construction technique from which the famous Bristol 401 eventually emerged.
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