1950 Bristol 401

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    7/1950
  • Mileage 
    39 984 mi / 64 349 km
  • Car type 
    Saloon
  • Chassis number 
    401279
  • Engine number 
    1473
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Interior colour 
    Beige
  • Interior type 
    Leather
  • Number of doors 
    2
  • Number of seats 
    2
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Blue
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Performance 
    85 PS / 63 kW / 84 BHP
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

A complete, driveable and matching numbers example. First registered for the road in the UK during July 1950 this right hand drive Bristol 401 is one of the early models with the ridge line along the bottom of the sills and ivory coloured dashboard dials plus gauges. The type 85C two litre straight 6 Bristol engine originally installed by the factory is still fitted as is the Bristol 4 speed gearbox. Both are functioning correctly with the engine maintaining good oil pressure and the gearbox shifting well.

Interior is in fine condition showing nice patina without excessive wear to the leather seats, the headlining is excellent. All of the dashboard and ancillaries are intact and original; note the heater does not work. Paintwork is showing signs of age and some reaction (see photos). A large history file with many old invoices and photos of past restoration work is present. The car is in Nottingham, road registered and driving well. Tax and MOT exempt. Serious enquiries only please. Viewings are encouraged.

Asking price £34,500 ono