page revised 13th February 1998
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Note the rounded corners of the new radiator grille shape. The outer headlamps and the side/indicator lamps are still mounted on a flat panel set back from the radiator grille aperture cowl.
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This profile view shows the heavier side Kickplate fitted to the lower edge of the body of the 409. Also the view shows the way that the side trims are intersected by the Pegasus emblem and Bristol badge, at the rear of the front wings. Note the excellent driving seat position mounted back from centre of the 9 foot 6 inch wheelbase at the mid point of the vehicle.
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The front ¾ view gives another view of the rounded lower corners of the Radiator Grille when compared with that of the Type 408 on the previous page illustrations.
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Driving lamps are switched on to show the effective even spread of lighting that they provide on main beam, the inner pair are dowsed when dipped beams are selected.
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Seen in close up the Radiator Grille aperture is rounded at all corners unlike the 408. Driving Lamps are still set recessed into the Grille. Headlamps are mounted onto a flat surface along with the combined Side and Turn Indicator Lights. This element was a continuation from the Type 408 but was to be much modified as will be seen on the next model.
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