Bristol 1955

403 2 Door Saloon (R6 cyl, 1971 cc, 100 bhp) - end of prod.
404 2 Door Saloon (R6 cyl, 1971 cc, 105 bhp) - end of prod.
405 4 Door Saloon, Drophead Coupé (6 cyl, 1971 cc, 105 bhp) - new model

The Bristol 403 and 404 (including a Drophead body styled by Abbott) were end of prod. in October 1955. 300 examples of the 403 were built.

Bristol 405 Saloon is the first four-door model produced by the Bristol company. It is similar to the 404 at the front but considerably longer (15 ft 9 ¼ in v. 14 ft 3 ¼ in), giving comfortable seating for four people curved front and rear screens and opening boot. It is powered by a 1971-cc engine which develop 105 bhp at 5000 rpm. A Drophead Coupé version with coachwork by Abbott of Farnham is also available.


405


405


405

 

450 R6 cyl.
1971 cc
155 hp
 Roadster  
 Coupe  

Victories:

3rd Rudge Withworth Cup #33 450/C Keen / Line

Entries:

  24h Le Mans 11.06.1955 Entrant: Results: perf.
index
gen. class
#32 450/C Wisdom / Fairman Bristol 9th 3rd - 1501-2000 19th
#33 450/C Keen / Line Bristol 8th 2nd - 1501-2000 9th
#34 450/C Wilson / Mayers Bristol 7th 1st - 1501-2000 8th


Bristol 450 przygotowany do wyścigu w Le Mans.


Le Mans.


Le Mans.


Le Mans.