1952 Bristol 401

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1952
  • Mileage 
    13 670 mi / 22 000 km
  • Car type 
    Coupé
  • Chassis number 
    401.1094
  • Engine number 
    85C 2003
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Interior colour 
    Blue
  • Interior type 
    Leather
  • Number of doors 
    2
  • Number of seats 
    2
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Green
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Performance 
    85 BHP / 87 PS / 64 kW
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

The low drag 401 was capable of over 100 mph when new and made an ideal long-distance tourer. This right hand drive car was built in 1952 and is one of the 2nd series models. The 2nd series cars are distinguishable by absence of the ridge line along the sills and feature dashboard gauges in black.

It is a matching numbers example retaining its original type 85C two litre straight 6-cylinder Bristol engine and Bristol 4 speed gearbox. The blue leather interior is in good condition and all of the dashboard and ancillaries are correct.

The car has benefited from a respray in light green metallic and been well maintained with a history file containing many recent invoices. With light use since a full engine rebuild by Hurley Engine Services in 2017 it is ready to be enjoyed on the road.