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1954-1956 BRISTOL 405 specifications

1954-1956 BRISTOL 405 specifications Classic and Performance Car

This was effectively a long-wheelbase version of the 404 (the saloon had four doors). It went on to score significantly more commercial success and was the first car produced by Bristol to have an opening bootlid. Unlike the 404, which, through its extensive use of wood in its construction, has a low survival rate, the 405’s done much better over the years, as what wood had been used in the body was above the waistline. A pretty four-door GT that was crying out for more power. Add £20,000 for the rare convertible version.

Production

  • Production:
    340
  • Price at launch:
    £3,189
  • Price (excellent)
    £17,000
  • Price (good):
    £14,000
  • Price (average):
    £7,000
  • Price (project):
    £3,000

Performance

  • 0-60mph:
    14.0secs
  • Top speed:
    110.0mph
  • Power:
    105.0bhp
  • Torque:
    123.0lb/ft
  • MPG:
    23.0mpg

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 with overdrive

Dimensions

  • Length:
    4810mm
  • Wheelbase:
    2896mm
  • Width:
    1727mm
  • Height:
    1460mm
  • Weight:
    1230kgs

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