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Bristol Blenheim Series 2S

Reference: C175

Model: Bristol Blenheim Series 2S

Year: 1998

Colour: Blue

Sold: 7th Mar 2023

Tags: Classic, Bristol

Purchased new from Bristol Cars Ltd in August 1998, this is a very highly specified Blenheim 2S with numerous bespoke features. The car is finished with original dark blue paint and the smoke grey/blue leather interior shows little sign of wear or ageing. The Blenheim 2 was introduced on the 14th of January 1998 7 months after the arrival of Mr Toby Silverton taking a 50% stake into the company.

Mr Silverton instantly began working on improving the Blenheim in many areas, which include:


  • Suspension Geometry
  • Styling (Larger front headlamps, front spoiler and re-shaped wings.)
  • Increased track width
  • New springs
  • Variable dampers
  • Upgrading emissions systems
  • New contoured seats
  • Updated instruments

The 5.9L V8 was vastly improved to raise the power output from a somewhat out of date 225hp at 4200rpm to 275hp at 4700rpm. To achieve this he changed the camshafts, exhaust system and the ECU.

This specific Blenheim 2S supplied to a Mr Draper in August of 1998, roughly a year later Mr Draper commissioned Hide & Fidelity to make his Blenheim his own, this included:

  • 5 New road wheels.
  • Upgraded Bristol Blenheim 3 gear selector fitted.
  • New Bristol grille insert.
  • Re-trim dash, instrument cluster, rear quarter capping’s and both door panels in Blue leather
  • Supply and fit Jaguar 2-door coupe seats, trimmed in Grey with Blue piping along with the original rear seats to complete the colour theme.
  • Fit 2 6”x4” speakers into parcel shelf.

Throughout the years there has been no expense spared in the maintenance, Spencer Lane-Jones, Bristol Cars and Coleman Classics have all carried out work over the years. Most notably Spencer Lane-Jones fitted the AP Racing Big Brake Conversion in 2020.


1998 Bristol Blenheim 2S first registered August 1998.

Current millage 66,000 miles.

Chassis number TTBLN29949790


It was the car chosen to feature to illustrate the model in LJK Setright's book on the marque.


For further details and to arrange viewings

Contact Richard Hackett

Mobile Telephone: 07867782402

Office: 01985219551


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