Bristol 400 1949 RHD Immediately after the 2-nd WW, the British Bristol Aeroplane Company (BAC) decided to diversify and formed a car division which later would become Bristol Cars. The Bristol 400 was the first car produced and reunites in this model the best in aeroplane technology with the best of car production technology. At that moment BAC had built-up a phenomenal "savoir faire" in aeroplane technology and could, as a "war compensation", acquire from BMW all the plans of what had been just before WWII the most advanced BMW models on the road. The Bristol 400 combines as a base the BMW 326 chassis, the state of the art BMW 328 six-cylinder 1.971 cc engine fed by 3 Solex carburators producing 80 HP and a for its time ultra aerodynamic body which was constructed based on Touring's famous "Superleggera" method. This particular Bristol 400 has been for many years a well known participant of numerous classic car events in Belgium and participated several times to long distance rallies abroad. Our specialist classic car workshop maintained this Bristol during all these years. So, we can guarantee the ultra sound body structure and the tip-top mechanical condition of this 400, which benefitted only very recently from a complete engine overhaul. The cars presentation is excellent in dark red with beige leather interior. Only 471 examples were built of this Bristol 400 and... this rather unusual model is eligible for the Mille Miglia!
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