Lot 142 - 1972 Bristol 411
|Odometer reading||56,000 miles|
|Estimate||£36,000 - £43,000|
|Result||Sold - £39,760|
- Previously well restored example
- Detailed history file
The Bristol 411 was built from 1969 until 1976 and 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.
This lovely righthand drive example is finished in deep blue with red leather interior. The car was first registered on 18th May 1972 and was purchased by the present owner in 2017 to form part of a British collection of cars. Presented in the perfect gentleman's colour, this 411 had a body restoration in 2012, in 2008 it had a full gearbox rebuild and thus presents wonderfully today. The engine was fully stripped and rebuilt in 1997, since the rebuild the vehicle has been well cared for, this is documented by a comprehensive collection of invoices for continual maintenance showing a very good level of attention. The history file accompanying the car also contains an original Bristol Instruction Manual, a new MoT until June 2020 and numerous MoT test certificates dating back to the late 80's and early 90's coupled with the extensive invoices from various specialists including details of a recent brake overhaul. 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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