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Sold - Bristol 401

Reference: B229

Model: Bristol 401

Year: 1953

Colour: Light Blue

Sold: 1st Jun 2018

Tags: Classic, Bristol

SLJ Hackett Ltd are proud to present this elegant late Bristol 401 with significant upgrades.  Finished in timeless Blue bodywork this Bristol 401 has a presence that is undeniable. The interior is trimmed in Cream leather upholstery coupled with Brown piping, this is contrasted with the carpets which are Brown with Cream piping. The seatbacks are trimmed with a heraldic design that provides a tasteful distinction to this 401’s interior. This Bristol car has been kept in fantastic working order with both the exterior and interior showing little signs of age, wear or otherwise. This Bristol 401 has been sympathetically upgraded to provide the best driving experience a 401 can; it has been fitted with the final run, 2.2 litre 110 series engine, with oil cooler and recent aluminium radiator, front cross member and anti-roll bar from a 406 with, front disc brakes, Laycock overdrive, Vokes air filters, and electronic ignition.  This has improved the power and driveability no end whilst keeping the ride smooth and comfortable. Regular maintenance by Spencer Lane-Jones and the upgrades combine to make this one of the best Bristol 401’s to drive in existence, it is a comfortable classic that retains its vintage roots but which handles modern driving requirements with ease.  This is a driver’s Bristol 401 and should not be missed for those looking for a classic car ready for immediate and extended use.


Bristol 401 first registered: 1953

Chassis No. 401/1192

Engine No. 4061105155

Within the last 10 years the car has undergone a body off chassis up rebuild, and an exceptional body refurbishment and commensurate respray with renowned specialists Spencer Lane-Jones & Mitchell Motors. Most recently the car has undergone a major service including a new clutch as well as the fitment of seatbelts. This car was also used multiple times in the “Tour Britannia” and “Mini Britannia”and has featured in national newspaper and magazine articles.  All work is supported by a rich and deeply thorough history file including a cd of the rebuild, demonstrating a car which has genuinely been maintained without regard to cost. 


For further details and to arrange viewings

Contact Richard Hackett

Mobile Telephone; 07867782402

Office; 01985219551


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