“Munich Masterpiece”

For the historically interested amongst us, there is an interesting article in June 2021 issue of The Automobile magazine. Delwyn Mallett relates the story behind the development of the BMW 328 including its remarkable engine which of course eventually went on the power the Bristol 2-litre cars. The author eventually fulfils his dream of getting to drive a 1939 example.

Well worth reading!

IPR of Bristol Cars Ltd.

We have been made aware of the following Press Release from The Frost Group who are the joint liquidators of Bristol Cars Ltd.

There is also an article in Car Dealer Magazine.

Good news for Bristol owners

Recently two new companies supplying spare parts and services for Bristol cars have been established. Both companies are very active on Instagram so check them out.

  • The ‘Classic Bristol Car Parts Company Ltd‘ is offering replacement parts for Bristol cars and have obtained the former parts stock of Bristol Cars Services.
    The company has been established by the BOC and is managed by Graeme Payne ex. BCL Parts Manager who is teamed with Bristol cars specialist repairer John Tullett. Both John and Graeme are also BODA members.
    The company and parts are currently based in Warminster but are looking for new premises somewhere near Windlesham where Bristol Cars was previously located.
    Enquiries should be addressed to Graeme at graeme.payne@cbcpc.co.uk or by telephone between 10 am and 5pm on 020 4542 7782. Email enquiries are preferred. Their website is www.classicbristolcarpartscompany.co.uk

 

  • Coleman Classic Cars Ltd has been established by Mark Coleman who worked together with Brian Marelli for many years at Bristol Cars Services until it’s sad liquidation in 2020.
    The company offers maintenance, servicing, repairs, upgrades and advice for your Bristol.
    They are located near Maidenhead and can be contacted by telephone on 020 39873812 or email info@colemanclassiccars.co.uk.
    Their website is www.colemanclassiccars.co.uk

Information Release regarding a new service to Bristol owners and aficianados

The last few weeks has seen a flurry of news releases from Jason Wharton. He has announced plans for the production of a continuation series of cars based on the designs of the Fighter and 411.

Liquidation of Bristol Cars and the Results of the Online Auction.

There is an update on the results of the online auction on the website of the Bristol Owners Heritage Trust, see

Liquidation of Bristol Cars and the Results of the Online Auction.

“BACK ON THE ROAD – Michael Ware visits a recently restored 1953 Bristol 403”

There is a nice report in the September issue of The Automobile on the restoration of Andy Gibbs’ 403. It is well worth reading!

Update on Bristol Cars auctions

The Heritage Trust Is well supported by a large number of generous backers (thank you to one and all!)  and is determined to salvage all the Heritage archives, drawings and plans, and the many filing cabinets of factory correspondence from the earliest days onwards.

The BOHT also intend to purchase, as a very minimum,  such lots as have been cherry picked from the archive plan-chests. These include: 

  • The artists sketches of early models. 
  • We must keep the group of  small models of prototypes together. 
  • We will ask people who buy photos that we have not  already got if we may have a scan for the archives.
  • We also intend to buy a selection of the body bucks for repair, restoration, conservation and public display . NB starting price in these is £5000 each-  and that’s per end! 

Commission of 18% is payable, and confusing messages about VAT on top have emerged from the liquidators, clarification  is needed. 

If you would like to support us in salvaging this historic material from the sad wreckage of this once great enterprise, please get in touch.

Yours in Bristol

Dr Stefan Cembrowicz, Chair. 

+44 (0)117 9731883

London Evening Standard

Nice article in the London Evening Standard today.

http://www.standard.co.uk/lifestyle/motors/the-secret-world-of-bristol-cars-a3448726.html

Dave Dale