The following is a summary of some of the main specialists for Bristol cars. The Technical Archive provides details of many others who can supply parts and provide service and help.


Inracing of Nottingham produce new Bristol cylinder heads and complete engines; primarily aimed at the racing market, which consumes 2 litre engines. Usable 2 litre cylinder heads are becoming vanishingly rare. They can provide most parts for the engine and have a very good catalogue.

Palm Street,
New Basford,
Nottingham, NG7 7HS
Tel +44 (0)115 978 0663

Brisparts Ltd (formerly American Car Care Services)

Sadly Martin Barnes the owner of ACCS died in January 2020 and the firm is no longer in operation.

Spencer Lane Jones

Spencer Lane-Jones Ltd enjoys a first class reputation earned from work on thoroughbred cars over its long history. They have been maintaining & restoring classic cars since 1987.  Most members of the team have been together for many years. This long term relationship has bred a confident, experienced and capable team. Operating within a modern, well-equipped workshop, with the exception of paintwork and trimming, all other restoration activities can be undertaken in-house.

4 Newopaul Way, Warminster Business Park, Warminster, Wiltshire   BA12 8RY
Tel. 01985 847133

SLJ Hackett

SLJ Hackett was launched in September 2016 to bring together the knowledge, passion and experience of both Spencer Lane-Jones Ltd and Richard Hackett. The business incorporates the long-established brokerage business of Andrew Blow, pre-eminent in the sale of Bristols, historic BMWs and other fine marques.

4 Newopaul Way, Warminster Business Park, Warminster, Wiltshire   BA12 8RY
Tel. 01985 219551

Coleman Classic Cars Ltd

Experienced Ex-BCL Windlesham employees, now set up on their own. 
Coleman Classic Cars Ltd., 4 Bell Business Centre, 48 Bell Street, Maidenhead, SL6 1HX
Tel.: 02039873812

Classic Bristol Car Parts Company Ltd

Graeme Payne ex. BCL Parts Manger is running the business.

Contact Graeme Payne
Tel.: 020 4542 7782

Charlie Russell

Singlehanded Wiltshire based specialist Bristol servicing and restoration. Ex Spencer Lane-Jones.

01373 832220, 07714 330683

SP Suspension

Authorised Koni Service And Repair Centre

3 Brewers Court, Spalding PE11 4US

+44 7811 108123

Brian May

Birmingham based longterm Bristol enthusiast, raconteur and mechanic.

Very sadly Brian May died in March 2020

Bristol Cars Ltd

Sadly Bristol Cars is in liquidation and no longer in operation. However the stock of spare parts from Bristol Cars Services Ltd. has been obtained by Classic Bristol Spare Parts and parts are obtainable from them, see above.

Overdrive Repair Services Ltd.

Re-manufacturers of all the Laycock de Normanville overdrive units, and their spare parts. Staffed by ex-Laycock employees, we offer a professional service to all Classic Car Owners and Restorers.

Unit 1
50 Rother Valley Way,
Holbrook Industrial Estate
Halfway, Sheffield, S20 3RW
Phone: 0114 248 2632
Fax: 0114 248 2786

Bogg Brothers Ltd.

Repairs, Servicing and diagnostics. Bespoke Welding and Fabrication Services, Aluminium Inlet Manifolds, Fuel and Oil Tanks, Radiators.

Chrysler experts, a father & son team who race these engines in a variety of cars; a source of expert opinion on fuel delivery.

Bogg Brothers Ltd
The Garage
Glenfield Works
East Lutton
North Yorkshire
YO17 8TG

Tel: 01944 738234


The Bristol Owners Club (BOC)

The Bristol Owners Club is the largest of the Bristol Clubs. It has a range of activities, from the purely social – specialist seminars, tests of driving skill, team events – to the annual Concours d’Élégance, dinners, pub lunches and local and overseas tours.

Subscription £50.00 per year.

Bristol Owners & Drivers Association (BODA)

The Bristol Owners and Drivers Association is dedicated to:

  • Helping you find the parts you need
  • Supporting the manufacture of rare items (search for the subsidiary Pegasus Parts Ltd )
  • Providing the help and advice you need to maintain, restore or repair your car

Much of the information needed to mend a poorly Bristol can be found on this site. We have a forum  and a panel of experts just a phone call away.

Annual Membership £30, and you have the option of very kindly adding a £5 donation for the BOHT.


The Bristol Owners Club of Australia founded in 1966 has 140 members. It seeks to support and encourage Bristol owners to use and enjoy their Motor Vehicles.
Organises local and national day runs, social events and rallies through the year.
The Club produces a newsletter and holds a collection of journals, magazines and books. There is a registry of Australian owned Bristols.

Overseas membership is Aus$110.

Forums Available for Information and Discussion

The old Yahoo is now hosted by Groups.IO. The BOC forum is moderated by the BOC. It is available to anyone who has registered and abides by the conditions of posting.

An independent Forum run from NZ is the Bristol Cars – Owners and Enthusiasts Forum which can be viewed by anyone but you must register to submit posts.

The BODA forum on the Bristol Owners and Drivers Association website can be viewed by anyone but you must be a registered member to submit posts.

Some more useful contacts

Car RestorersSpencer Lane JonesSLJ are a true Bristol Specialist. Maintenance & restoration of thoroughbred cars
Car RestorersSCA Classic RestorationClassic trim and restoration. Member recommended.
Car RestorersMitchell MotorsClassic Car Paintwork & restoration
Parts SuppliersLongstone TyresLongstone are classic rubber specialists and can supply tyres for all Bristol models. Check out their 411 video in our library.
Parts SuppliersWoolies TrimWoolies are an excellent source for carpet, trim, upholstery, foam and sound deadening.
Parts SuppliersFrost RestorationFrost offer a vast range of goods that are useful to the home restorer
Parts SuppliersMevs SparesMany brake and clutch parts for Bristols
Parts SuppliersSummit RacingBased in the USA, Summit are an excellent source for all Chrysler V8 parts
Parts SuppliersJP ExhaustsJP Exhausts have both a commercial and retail side to the business and can cater for any type of customer, from the local car enthusiast to national car clubs and specialist vehicle manufacturers, whether for road, race or motorsport applications.
Parts restorationDr Mike FlannerySpeedometer restoration
Car ClubsBristol Owners ClubThe original car club for Bristol Owners. BOC is a more formal club that less actively actively supports owner repair and restoration. It does not have an active program to secure parts and knowledge for future generations. It is, however, the club of choice for the organisation of prestigious events, an annual concours and overseas trips.
Car ClubsThe Bristol Owners Club of AustraliaThe club of choice for Bristol Owners located in Australia.
Car ClubsFBHVCThe Federation of British Historic Vehicle Clubs champions the interests of UK classic car motorists. BODA is an active member of the FBHVC.
Car ClubsCar & ClassicA great site for buying and selling Classic motors
MemorabiliaBritish Car BrochuresThis site displays a comprehensive list of car brochures associated with Bristol cars.
MemorabiliaBristol Diecast ModelsInformation on model Bristols available.
AdvertisersHeritage Classic Car InsuranceHeritage provide a preferential discount to BODA members and a commission for BODA. A win win situation.
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