- Formerly the property of the musician and actor Will Young - One of just sixteen survivors known to the Bristol Owners' Club - Treated to a bare metal respray by Spray Tec and previously fitted with a new engine by Bristol Cars plus a re-trim 'There is nothing quite like a Bristol. It's not as common as a Rolls-Royce or Bentley, it's more exclusive than a Jaguar or Mercedes-Benz, less ostentatious than an Aston Martin. It represents a blend of quiet, under-stated good taste allied to a high level of equipment, impeccable finish and dramatic performance. We called the Beaufighter "an English gentleman's very high speed touring carriage," no better soubriquet could be suggested for the Bristol Brigand; it's as simple as that' (Motor Sport magazine, January 1984) Bristol Cars named the third series derivatives of its accomplished 603 design after two of its former parent company's aircraft namely the Britannia passenger airliner and Brigand dive bomber. Introduced in 1982, the four-wheeled newcomers were underpinned by a massively strong box section chassis equipped with independent coil-and-wishbone front suspension, a torsion bar-sprung 'live' rear axle and four-wheel disc brakes.
**NOW SOLD** Our Bristol, believed to be the 10th produced 403, was first registered in June 1953 in Leicester with the original registration ‘KBC 525’ as it still retains today. One of just 281 Bristol 403’s produced, Chassis #1315 has been the subject of a comprehensive restoration and sympathetic upgrades to make it both safe and reliable in modern traffic. It is accompanied by four great big files of history, a very important and detailed photo album and what can only be described as a ‘Bible’ running to seventeen pages painstakingly depicting the exact work which has gone into making this the very best Bristol 403 on the market today. These details centre around the major restoration which took place in Holland between 1987 and 1995 whilst in the ownership of one Mr J.P. Koopmans, an active Bristol Owners Club member and contributor (as well as the author of several technical publications on all things Bristol 403) who went on to own our car for 26 years in total. It was Mr Koopmans who so generously compiled the full document of what was subjected to his car, copies of which are available digitally to prospective purchasers. In most recent ownership, ‘KBC 525’ was in 2015 entrusted to the renowned Carosserie Car Company of County Durham for what started as minor paint rectification, and ultimately became a full bare-metal repaint as these matters often do! In winter 2016, the interior wood was also removed and freshly veneered which sets the tone for the quality of the interior. The seats are worn and ooze patina, but not torn nor scruffy. The over-engineered solutions to such minor issues as the sun in your eyes are overcome by the fabulous way even the sun visors operate. It just screams ‘Bristol’ in all its wonderful eccentricity…. Chassis #1315 is supplied with its original buff log book and instruction manual, spare keys, full workshop manual and many spare mechanical and trim parts, many of which will no doubt be quote unobtainable. There is literally too much to mention to do justice to this car here, but please contact us for further information.
Bristol 408 Saloon Offered here is a beautiful example of the Bristol 408 which has had an incredible amount of care lavished on it to ensure it presents in top condition and is mechanically reliable and always on the button, ready for the long journey ahead, rain or shine. The owner has taken a great deal of pride in this lovely Bristol and is reluctantly only parting with it due to health problems. The specification is a perfect combination for a Bristol, handsomely finished in Oxford Blue with black leather interior and unusually the car has air conditioning and a sliding metal sunroof which are highly desirable options, hardly ever seen. An engine rebuild has very recently been carried out amongst other works and accompanying the car is en extremely comprehensive history file detailing the works carried out on the vehicle and giving a great insight into the fastidiousness of ownership enjoyed by its custodians. Available for viewing in our Kew showroom.