Entries by Dave Dale

Funeral

Newspaper report on Syd Lovesey’s funeral https://www.bristolpost.co.uk/news/bristol-news/cortege-bristol-cars-gather-pay-1534215 Dave Dale

Fighter

Personal take on the fighter: https://www.pistonheads.com/news/spotted-ykywt/bristol-fighter-spotted/37594 Dave Dale

405

This is an excerpt from an article in today’s online Daily Telegraph interview with Sir Paul Smith, OBE: Which car do you most regret selling? I remember looking through a Bristol owners newsletter on Boxing Day a long time ago. I spotted this beautiful 1956 Bristol 405 on sale for two grand. I sent a mate who […]

Touring 401

Some nice photos with this article: https://www.classicdriver.com/en/article/cars/touring-bodied-bristol-401-has-righted-a-68-year-old-wrong Dave Dale.

Bullet coupe?

Interest in the Bullet from the motoring press and online has been worldwide. This is a different viewpoint which members may find interesting. There are 2 photographs from different angles. http://www.autoevolution.com/news/the-bristol-bullet-would-look-even-better-as-a-coupe-110214.html Dave Dale.

Article from Germany

Members may be interested in a description of the evolution of the post-war Bristol car company from the viewpoint of a German writer, presumably a motoring journalist. https://translate.google.co.uk/translate?hl=en&sl=de&u=https://www.auto-medienportal.net/artikel/detail/35289&prev=search Dave Dale.

400 Farina

For anyone unaware of the 400 Farina to be sold at auction in Monaco on 14th. May, this USA magazine review of might be of interest. http://autoweek.com/article/auctions/one-first-bristols-ever-heads-auction Further literature and some very nice photographs are to be found on the RM website http://www.rmsothebys.com/mc16/monaco/lots/1947-bristol-400-cabriolet-by-pinin-farina/1078691 Dave Dale.

How many survived?

Members may be interested to see the supposed survival rate ( in the UK only ) of the models of Bristols. I don’t know how accurate these figures are. In any case, the numbers are only up until 2014 and only show cars registered with the DVLA. Not mentioned on this website is the fact […]