Bristol Type 400 - 2 litre SaloonBristol Type 400 - 2 litre Saloon
Production: 1946 - 1950
First Series prototypes were introduced to the Motoring Press in the summer of 1946.First Production models were leaving the factory in volume late in 1946 and early 1947.Second Series was introduced in 1948. Production ceased in 1950....
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Bristol Type 401 - 2 litre SaloonBristol Type 401 - 2 litre Saloon
Production: 1948 - 1953
The first series of this type was introduced in 1948, and for two years was fabricated alongside the Type 400. First production models were leaving the factory in 1948.A second series was introduced in 1950.The third and final series followed in 1951. Production ceased in 1953....
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Bristol Type 402 - 2 litre Drophead Coup�Bristol Type 402 - 2 litre Drophead Coup�
Production: 1949 - 1950
The Type 402 was the third production model produced by the company. Introduced in 1949, it was produced concurrently with Types 400 and 401. It was the first production series drophead manufactured by the company. Produced to order, cars were leaving the factory from 1949 to 1950. Manufacture of the Type 402 Drophead ceased in 1950....
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Bristol Type 403 - 2 litre SaloonBristol Type 403 - 2 litre Saloon
Production: 1953 - 1955
A final development of the Type 401, this Type was introduced in 1953. Production was to be continued for two more years and ceased in 1955....
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Bristol Type 404 - 2 litre CoupBristol Type 404 - 2 litre Coup
Production: 1953 - 1955
This Type, first introduced in 1953, was built on a chassis some 18 inches shorter than the normal 114 inches. Fitted with a striking new Company developed fixed head coupé body, it came to be called "the Businessman's Express". Its production space was soon to be shared with another, similarly striking design: the much larger Type 405 saloon. Production of the Type 404 ceased in 1955....
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Bristol Type 450Bristol Type 450
Production: 1953 - 1955
The Company Team Racing cars were fabricated for the seasons of 1953 to 1955 inclusive, and contested top ranking endurance events in the 2 litre class – at the Le Mans (24 hours) race and at the Rheims (12 hours) race, often achieving wins in their Class and also winning Team prizes....
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Arnolt Bristol SportscarArnolt Bristol Sportscar
Production: 1954 - 1958
This was a production series of cars specially commissioned from the Bristol Aeroplane Company (Car Division) Ltd by S H "Wacky" Arnolt of Warsaw, Indiana USA. "Wacky" was then successfully running an MG agency and dealership in the USA and also was a Vice President of the design house of Bertone in Italy....
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Bristol Type 405 - 2 litre SaloonBristol Type 405 - 2 litre Saloon
Production: 1954 - 1958
Introduced in 1954, this was a departure from the norm, being the company's first, and to date only, production 4 door car. Clearly it was popular as slightly more than 260 of these hand built models were subsequently manufactured. Production ceased in 1958....
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Bristol Type 405D - 2 Litre Drophead CoupBristol Type 405D - 2 Litre Drophead Coup
Production: 1954 - 1958
This Type was the company's 2nd and less speculative production of a Drophead Coupé. However, unlike its stablemate the Type 405 Saloon, it was to be part bodied outwith the works under a contract placed with ED Abbott Ltd of Farnham. The Type 405 D body option was introduced, along with the Type 405 Saloon, in 1954, but unlike the Type 405 Saloon, it was manufactured only to order. 51 of these attractive bodies were made. Production of the Type 405 D ceased in 1958. ...
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Bristol Type 406 - 2.2 litre SaloonBristol Type 406 - 2.2 litre Saloon
Production: 1957 - 1961
This type was introduced in 1957. First production models were leaving the factory in 1958. Production ceased in 1961. Identified by the departure of the by then familiar air scoop on top of the bonnet and a larger grille and aperture to same; also by new sculpture style bonnet, boot and nave plate badges. The engine capacity of the original 2 litre straight six had been stretched to 2.2 litres and the new engine was given the designation "Bristol 110 series". This car featured disc brakes on all four wheels, and surely it must have been one of the first saloons in its class to do so....
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Other Manufacturers and the Bristol SixOther Manufacturers and the Bristol Six
Production: 1945 - 1960
Bristol engines and gearboxes were fitted by a number of other manufacturers in their models between 1945 and 1960. The primary makes, arranged in alphabetical order, were:...
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