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Bristol 405 1954

We are delighted to offer a most unusual and very rare motor car with a fabulous provenance. The Bristol 405 was the Bristol Motor company’s first 4 door saloon. It was produced alongside the 404 Coupe. This model was a true “Family Express” in its day.

Bristol only produced around 370 of this model making it an extremely rare motor car, and of course they haven’t all survived by any means. Many have been stripped of their engine and running gear as they are extremely desirable for other projects. This particular car is believed to be the companies Motor Show car for 1954, and also the car that was used as the press car at the time, certainly being featured in The Motor, October 6th 1954 in it’s original colour of Chinese Ivory.

It is in fact car number 2, only the second production one to be built, and it is showing only 1 former keeper the current keeper having owned the car since the early 1960’s. There can’t be many cars at this age with only 2 keepers in total.

Although the history file with the car is not complete, it does show major work being carried out to the car in the late 70’s by Specialist restorers, TT Workshops. The work carried out then ran to over £5000, a huge amount of money at the time. Furthermore there are a large number of MOT certificates in the file which lead us to believe that the car may have only done around 115000 miles in total. It also comes with all types of registration documents from the first “Green” one through to the current V5.

We offer this car in need of modest work now; it is in delightfully patinated condition but would benefit now from some improvement to the paintwork, door catches, etc. The rear bumper for example will need re-chroming.

It is MOT’d until August 2010, and had the “Top End” overhauled in 2007, when it was converted to unleaded fuel, and since then has covered somewhere in the region of around 500 miles in total. The car has always been stored correctly, indoors in a well ventilated garage to protect the Ash frame, and has always been looked after like “One of the Family”.

We offer this fabulous motor car for only £17995

 

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