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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com.
Their website is www.colemanclassiccars.co.uk
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.
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 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
The Bristol Owners Heritage Trust now has a YouTube Channel with lots of interviews with former Bristol Cars employees and other people connected with Bristol Cars. You can spend a happy hour or so browsing throught these videos.
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