410 appreciation

For any member who might be interested in 410’s, here is a USA forum with some nice photos and a few appreciative comments.


Dave Dale.

For interested members

Thanks to a timely tip-off from James Trigwell, who is a trustee of the Frazer Nash archives, I have aquired for the Heritage Trust two original photographs from 1951. James has been a good friend to our HT and we are in his debt. I hope that I can return the favours one day.

One photograph is a close up of Stewart Granger in his 402 and the other is of Jean Simmons in her 402 with, I believe, Tony Crook. Both have a typewritten narrative on the reverse. I have not come across these photographs until now and I would like to share them with any forum member who may be interested. The trade stamp on the reverse of each photograph shows that these photographs are still within copyright, which means that I cannot publish them on a public or private forum. To receive the scanned items as two .pdf attachments please email a request to me at bristol@davedale.co.uk.

I shall also include a selection of fascinating ( to me ) articles from a 1953 Motoring Guide which show what motorists faced in the early Fifties. I had actually purchased this item for the HT for its Bristol content but read it from cover to cover for its general interest. Motorists of that era were, like us these days, not immune from oppressive legislation – but without the FBHVC to fight their corner.

On previous occasions I have had many requests to see items that I have scanned.  Please be be patient and be prepared to wait for a reply as it is easier for me to do nothing until all requests have been received and then I can send out the scan to all, as one mass mailing. Many thanks.

Dave Dale.

German website details Bristols

This German website has a surprisingly detailed history and factsheet on every Bristol model, including the 450 and Fighter. The following links are to the 400:


and the translation link is:


To see details of the other models, either

1.Delete the model number in the link to the German version above and substitute the required model number, then click the link.


2. In the translation version, substitute the model number in the search box and click ‘Search ‘.

Dave Dale.