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1975-1980 BRISTOL 412 specifications

1975-1980 BRISTOL 412 specifications Classic and Performance Car

Even maestros have a bad day. That could explain the square-looking Zagato styling of the 412. But despite being launched during the blackest days of the ‘70s with a gigantic V8 engine, the 412 continued to sell for Bristol, even building up a modest waiting list. The quality was as deep rooted as ever, and the chassis was straight from the tried-and-tested 411, although the targa roof panel was a genuine innovation for the company. The 6.6-litre V8 was downsized to 5.9-litres in the late ‘70s, but the grunt remained intact.

Production

  • Price at launch:
    £14,584
  • Price (excellent)
    £16,000
  • Price (good):
    £11,500
  • Price (average):
    £6,000
  • Price (project):
    £2,800

Performance

  • 0-60mph:
    7.4secs
  • Top speed:
    140.0mph
  • Power:
    172.0bhp
  • Torque:
    0.0lb/ft
  • MPG:
    16.0mpg

Engine

  • Configuration:
    V8
  • Aspiration:
    Normal
  • Fuel:
    Petrol
  • Fuel delivery:
    carburettor

Chassis

  • Suspension Front:
    Independent, coil springs
  • Suspension Rear:
    Beam axle, torsion bar
  • Steering:
    rack and pinion
  • Bodyframe:
    chassis and seperate body
  • Transmission:
    Three-speed automatic

Dimensions

  • Length:
    4940mm
  • Wheelbase:
    2896mm
  • Width:
    1765mm
  • Height:
    1435mm
  • Weight:
    1715kgs

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