Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1968
  • Car type 
    Coupé
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    White
  • Interior colour 
    Other
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Automatic
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

Coys Auction - Spring Classics
Royal Horticultural Halls
Elverton St
Westminster
London SW1

Thursday 12th March 2009
Registration Number: KBD 40C Chassis Number: 408-870-54
The Bristol 408 was made between 1963 and 1966. Unusually for Bristol, a slightly revised version was launched during the middle of the model’s production run in 1965 and known as the 408 Mark II. Mechanically the Bristol 408 was identical to its predecessor the 407, which had been a major departure for Bristol with its use of a Chrysler V8 engine and automatic transmission. However, outwardly there were some major changes. The frontal styling of the 407 which had been a carry-over from the six-cylinder 406 and 405, was discarded and in its place was a rectangular grille with pronounced horizontal bars. Another major change was the turn indicator lamps which on the 408 were wide and rectangular in contrast to the 407’s round lamps. Due to safety concerns, the push-butt