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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 that fitted Bristol 6 cylinder engines, e.g. AC, Cooper, Frazer Nash, Kieft, Lister, Lotus, Tojeiro and others.

    • 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


  • Type 407 (1961-1963) – 2 door Saloon

    • There were a number of Factory experimental variants.

    • Type included a Drophead styling exercise by Viotti

    • A fixed head coupé body design by Zagato

  • Type 408 (1963-1966) – 2 door Saloon

  • Type 409 (1965-1967) – 2 door Saloon

  • Type 410 (1967-1969) – 2 door Saloon

  • Type 411 (1968-1976) – 2 door Saloon

    • Type 411 s2

    • Type 411 s3 introduced a new body style

    • Type 411 s4

    • Type 411 s5

  • Type 412 (1975-1994) – 2 door Convertible Saloon body styled by Zagato

    • Type 412 s2

    • Type 412 USA

    • Bristol Beaufighter

    • Bristol Beaufort

  • Type 603 (1976 to date) – 2 door Saloon

    • Type 603 S and Type 603 E

    • Type 603 s2

    • The Bristol Britannia

    • The Bristol Brigand

    • The Bristol Blenheim

    • The Bristol Blenheim 2
      and in current production,

    • The Bristol Blenheim 3

    • The Bristol Blenheim 3 S (sports)

    • The Bristol Blenheim 3 G (dual fuel)

    • The Bristol Blenheim Speedster (a limited production of an open two seat very high performance Sports Car)

V8 statistics

  • Speed and economy indicators are approximate.

  • Cars indicated in red are in current production. Authoritative data should be sought from the Manufacturer.

  • The suffix "T" applied to engine capacity indicates that the model was fitted with a turbocharger.

Type Year Orig
Price (£)
Engine
cu. in.
Capacity
c.c.
Com­pression Length Width Height Weight
(cwt)
Speed
(mph)
mpg
407 1961 4,259/18/7d 313 5,130 9:1 16' 7" 5' 8" 5' 32 125 19.5
408 1963 4,459/6/3d 313 5,130 9:1 16' 1½" 5' 8" 4' 11" 32 122 16-20
408 MkII 1963 ? 318 5,211 9:1 16' 1½" 5' 8" 4' 11" 32 122 16-20
409 1965 4,849 318 5,211 9:1 16' 1½" 5' 8" 4' 11" 32½ 132 15-21
410 1967 5,673/1/10d 318 5,211 9:1 16' 1½" 5' 8" 4' 11" 32½ 130 12-16
411 1969 6,997 383 6,277 10:1 16' 1½" 5' 8" 4' 9½" 33¼ 140 13-17
411s2 1970 7,537 383 6,277 10:1 16' 1½" 5' 8" 4' 9½" 33¼ 140 13-17
411s3 1972 7,688 400 6,556 9.5:1 16' 2½" 5' 8" 4' 9½" 33¾ 140 14-18
411s4 1973 8,973 400 6,556 8.2:1 16' 2½" 5' 8" 4' 9½" 33¾ 140 15-20
411s5 1975 12,587 400 6,556 8.2:1 16' 2½" 5' 8" 4' 9½" 33¾ 140 15-20
412 1975 14,584 400 6,556 8.2:1 16' 2½" 5' 9½" 4' 8½" 33¾ 140? 12.2-16.7
603E 1976 19,359 318 5,211 8:1 16' 1" 5' 9½" 4' 8¾" 35.1 120 20 @ 70mph?
603S 1976 19,660 360 5,898 8:1 16' 1" 5' 9½" 4' 8¾" 35.1 135 14-17
603s2 1977 27,995 360 5,898 8:1 16' 1" 5' 9½" 4' 8¾" 35.1 135? 13.2+
Beaufighter 1980 37,999.16 360T 5,898 8:1 16' 1" 5' 9½" 4' 8½" 34½ 140? 10-11.5
Britannia 1982 46,843.32 360 5,898 8:1 16' 2½" 5' 9½" 4' 8½" 34½ 135? ?
Brigand 1982 49,827.09 360T 5,898 8:1 16' 2½" 5' 9½" 4' 8½" 34½ 150 ?
Blenheim 1994 ? 360 5,898 ? 15' 11½" 5' 9½" 4' 8½" 34¾ ? ?
Blenheim 2 1998 124,550 360 5,898 ? 15' 11½" 5' 9½" 4' 8½" 34¾ ? ?
Blenheim 3 2000 139,825 360 5,898 9.25:1 15' 10" 5' 9" 4' 8" 34¾ ? ?
Blenheim Speedster 2003 149,225 360 5,898 9.25:1 15' 4" 5' 9" 3' 8" 28 150+ ?