Colemann Classic Cars has just announced on their Instagram page that Brian Marelli will be back working from 4 May and open for consultations!
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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Their website is www.colemanclassiccars.co.uk
The last few weeks has seen a flurry of news releases from BODA member Jason Wharton. He has announced plans for the production of a continuation series of cars based on the designs of the Fighter and 411.
A great sell for the 403!
In order to improve accessibility we have now put all the manuals (Instruction Manuals, Spares Handbooks and Workshop Manuals) into a password-protected dedicated area in the Archive under Bristol Manuals.
Note: You have be logged in to access this area.
There is an update on the results of the online auction on the website of the Bristol Owners Heritage Trust, see
There is a nice report in the September issue of The Automobile on the restoration of Andy Gibbs’ 403. It is well worth reading!
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
The Bristol Owners & Drivers Association thought members should be made aware of the further announcement from Wyles Hardy acting as agents for the liquidators of Bristol Cars and Bristol Cars Services Ltd. This relates to the delay in the sale of the private treaty lots following agreement that the rights to the brands, logos and intellectual property related to Bristol Cars and Bristol Cars Services are also now likely to be offered for sale.BCL in Liquidation Update
A group of us from the Bristol Owners Heritage Trust went to Bristol Cars at Windlesham on Thursday for a socially distanced viewing of the sad remains of Bristol Cars Ltd and Bristol Cars Services Ltd., now both in liquidation.
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