A selection of pages with pictures of Bristol Car types and brief notes.
To access 6 cylinder page displays from 8 cylinder page displays, and vice versa,
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page revised 3rd December 1998

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The 6 cylinder Cars - Fitted with Bristol Aeroplane Co. engine and manual gearbox
Manufactured by Bristol Aeroplane Company (Car Division) Ltd.

  • Type 400 (1946-1950) - 2 door Saloon
    • Type included two Prototype Dropheads by Bristol
    • Drophead bodies styled by Farina
    • Saloon bodies styled by Touring
    • Saloon bodies styled by Zagato
    • Special one off designs by others
      including a timber framed and panelled 4 door Estate Car by Hyde

  • Type 401 (1948-1953) - 2 door Saloon
    • This Type included two Saloon bodies styled by Beutler
    • A Prototype Drophead bodystyle by Beutler
    • A number of Drophead bodies by Farina,
    • A number of Saloon bodies by Touring

  • Type 402 (1949-1950) - 2 door Drophead Coupé

  • Type 403 (1953-1955) - 2 door Saloon

  • Type 404 (1953-1955) - 2 door Fixed head Coupé
    • Type included a Drophead body styled by Abbott

  • Arnolt Bristol (1954-1958) - Roadster bodied by Bertone
    • These cars were Type coded 404/X by Bristol, and were bodied to three Arnolt specifications by Bertone
      Finished vehicles were then shipped, mostly to the USA.
      Specification names are Bolide, DeLuxe and DeLuxe Coupé

  • Type 405 (1954-1958) - 4 door Saloon

  • Type 405 D (1954-1958) - 2 door Drophead Coupé
    • Driven chassis were bodied by Abbott to order only

  • Type 406 (1958-1961) - 2 door Saloon
    • Type included a Saloon car bodied by Beutler
    • A number of chassis were bodied by Zagato
    • A number of Prototype variants by the Factory

  • Miscellaneous 6 cyl. engined cars
    • Marques which fitted Bristol 6 cylinder engines,
      e.g. AC, Cooper, Frazer Nash, Kieft, Lister, Lotus, Tojeiro, and others,
      this page also includes the Bristol  Type 450 Company team race cars

The 8 cylinder Cars - Fitted with Chrysler engine and Torqueflite automatic gearbox
Manufactured by Bristol Cars Ltd.

If you can supply any additional Bristol car pictures, history, or other information, to add to the club archive, this will be gratefully received. However it would be a good idea and a benefit to both parties to avoid unnecessary duplication, if you would please be kind enough to first contact the BOC General Registrar letter, to advise what material / data you may have available.

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