1954 Arnolt Bristol Roadster

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1954
  • Car type 
    Convertible / Roadster
  • Competition car 
    Yes
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Silver
  • Interior colour 
    Other
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

Coys Auction - The Nürburgring

Germany

Saturday 9th August 2008 Motor Cars at 17:00
Viewing: Friday 8th August from 10:00 to 19:00
Saturday from 10:00

Admission by catalogue only - admits two.

In 1953, S. H. ''Wacky'' Arnolt, Chicago businessman and vice-president of Bertone, was in London for the Motor Show, he had already had some success with his Bertone-bodied T.D. M.G.s, which had whetted his appetite for sports cars, and he was very impressed by the Bristol 404, but thought the price too high to make a distributorship viable. However, he came to an agreement with the factory that they would supply him with modified chassis fitted with the BS 1 Mk 2 engine, these were shipped to Bertone who quickly produced a light 2-seater body called the ''Bolide'', which was the cheapest of the range of three models, no hood was fitted, but one was available as an extra and this car is so equipped. It sold in America at $3,995, wh