Lot 305 - 1975 Bristol 411 Series 4
|Odometer reading||62,200 miles|
|Estimate||£39,000 - £45,000|
|Result||Sold - £43,680|
The Bristol 411 was built from 1969 until 1976. It was the fifth Bristol model to feature a Chrysler V8 engine, however the 411 introduced a much larger 6277cc V8. It was more powerful than the previous models and boasted a top speed of 143mph. A limited slip differential was fitted to cope with increased power. Over the seven years it was produced there were a number of changes; the Series 2 came with self-levelling suspension and the Series 3 introduced a new design for the car with the four headlamp design. A lower compression ratio was introduced too. For the Series 4, a larger 6556cc engine was used. The famous Avon Safety Wheels were also made available. These had been successfully demonstrated on a Bristol 411 by staging a blowout at 144mph; the tyre did not detach from the rim, nor did the driver lose control of the car. The Series 5 had some further design tweaks and introduced inertia reel seat belts.
This lovely righthand drive example is finished in Autumn Bronze with warm stone leather interior. The car was first registered in January 1975 and was purchased by the present owner in 2015 from a Mr Stevens who had owned it since 1989. Subsequently, the current vendor went about restoring the car throughout at a cost of £20,000. This is a highly original car with low mileage and contained within the history file are documents to support this. Also presented with the car are the owners’ details of maintenance, which include all the bills for the lengthy restoration. This is truly an outstanding example of a British gentleman's motor car and would make an excellent choice for any connoisseur.
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