Lot 222 - 1988 Bristol Brigand
|Odometer reading||8,400 miles|
|Estimate||£30,000 - £40,000|
|Result||Sold - £34,160|
Historically, the Bristol Brigand was a British anti-shipping/ground attack dive bomber aircraft, developed by the BAC as a replacement for the Beaufighter. The same company, in peacetime then diversified into cars. Many models then evolved, all well-built and powerful, finally in 1982 the 412's morphed into the Beaufighter and the same trick was used on the 603 to become the Brigand.
The arrival of the Brigand saw Bristol adopt the names of the famous Bristol Aeroplane Company models for its cars. The Brigand was superbly appointed; power included a turbocharger propelling this luxury coupé to over 150mph.
This immaculate Brigand has the 5.9 litre, turbocharged Chrysler engine fitted, an automatic gearbox, electric seats, air conditioning and cruise control. It has four round headlights fitted from a later car, an improvement over the original rectangular units. Sold by Bristol Motors in 2010 with just 5,000 miles recorded, it then formed part of a prestigious collection in Hong Kong before being repatriated back to the UK. This fine example has a recorded mileage of 8,400 which is thought to be correct. Both the exterior and, importantly, the interior supports this supposition.
Interested parties should satisfy themselves as to the description and condition of each lot prior to the sale. Buyers are advised to inspect the car in person or use a professional to carry out this service.