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1947-1950 BRISTOL 400 specifications

1947-1950 BRISTOL 400 specifications Classic and Performance Car

Bristol Cars was formed when the Bristol Aircraft Company joined forces with Frazer-Nash’s parent company, AFN. Before the War, AFN was the concessionaire for BMW in the UK, so after Bristol took possession of BMW’s designs, AFN was the natural choice for a build partner. The 400 was the first fruit of their efforts, and was clearly based on a mixture of the pre-war BMW 326 (chassis) and 327/80 (body). Many changes were made – and aircraft levels of build quality were a clear benefit.

Production

  • Production:
    700
  • Price at launch:
    £2,374
  • Price (excellent)
    £24,000
  • Price (good):
    £20,000
  • Price (average):
    £9,500
  • Price (project):
    £4,750

Performance

  • 0-60mph:
    14.7secs
  • Top speed:
    94.0mph
  • Power:
    80.0bhp
  • Torque:
    96.0lb/ft
  • MPG:
    22.0mpg

Engine

  • Configuration:
    in-line six
  • Aspiration:
    Normal
  • Fuel:
    Petrol
  • Fuel delivery:
    carburettor

Chassis

  • Suspension Front:
    Independent, transverse leaf spring
  • Suspension Rear:
    Beam axle, torsion bar
  • Steering:
    rack and pinion
  • Bodyframe:
    chassis and seperate body
  • Transmission:
    Four-speed manual

Dimensions

  • Length:
    4648mm
  • Wheelbase:
    2896mm
  • Width:
    1626mm
  • Height:
    1499mm
  • Weight:
    1118kgs
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