1988 Bristol Brigand

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1988
  • Mileage 
    8 400 mi / 13 519 km
  • Car type 
    Other
  • Lot number 
    TBA
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual

Description

"Historically, the Bristol Brigand was a British anti-shipping/ground attack dive bomber aircraft, developed by the BAC as a replacement for the Beaufighter. The same company, in peacetime then diversified into cars. Many models then evolved, all well-built and powerful, finally in 1982 the 412's morphed into the Beaufighter and the same trick was used on the 603 to become the Brigand. The arrival of the Brigand saw Bristol adopt the names of the famous Bristol Aeroplane Company models for its cars. The Brigand was superbly appointed; power included a turbocharger propelling this luxury coupé to over 150mph.
This immaculate Brigand has the 5.9 litre, turbocharged Chrysler engine fitted, an automatic gearbox, electric seats, air conditioning and cruise control. It has four round headlights fitted from a later car, an improvement over the original rectangular units. Sold by Bristol Motors in 2010 with just 5,000 miles recorded, it then formed part of a prestigious collection in Hong Kong before being repatriated back to the UK. This fine example has a recorded mileage of 8,400 which is thought to be correct. Both the exterior and, importantly, the interior supports this supposition."