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    Howdy,

    Bristol cars came up in another thread about two weeks ago. Some of you might be interested in this new Bristol, as it'll never come up in a magazine because they don't let cars out for testing. I guess it has the Chrysler Viper V10 engine (they just say 8 litre V10) since all the other Bristol models have a Chrysler V8. Interesting speed they get out of it...

    www.bristolcars.co.uk/BristolFighter.htm

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    Hey Lincoln, looks like we have found your new little hot hatch mate...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mitch Mi16
    Hey Lincoln, looks like we have found your new little hot hatch mate...

    WE WISH....
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    When I used to own a 403 Pug -the 403 that I really would have liked to have owned was the Bristol 403 - has anyone heard what they sell for these days?
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    What a lovely thing!

    Bristol do it again, though I don't think I saw mention of the total loss central chassis oiling system that the 403s had in there...

    I have a friend with a 403, drove it once too... it's getting a bit tatty, he's spending all his money trying to get his son into International professional racing somewhere... I think he'd sell the Bristol if it took that to get the success his son desires.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stuey
    Howdy,

    Bristol cars came up in another thread about two weeks ago. Some of you might be interested in this new Bristol, as it'll never come up in a magazine because they don't let cars out for testing. I guess it has the Chrysler Viper V10 engine (they just say 8 litre V10) since all the other Bristol models have a Chrysler V8. Interesting speed they get out of it...

    www.bristolcars.co.uk/BristolFighter.htm

    Stuey
    Lots of Costin-derived shapes there methinks. Quite retro. Interesting car. Interesting price too.

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    Hmmm, yes, John, I hadn't thought of that. Sort of cab-backward like the Elite. I can just picture him hanging on to the bonnet at 200 mph checking the aero efficiency!

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    That is certainly an interesting vehicle! Do we think there is much of a chance of seeing any over here?
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    I'd say almost none. I've never seen or heard of a late model Bristol here. Admittedly, their shape for the last 20 years or so has been a bit...eccentric...see this shape on the same site:

    www.bristolcars.co.uk/Blenheim3.htm

    The above model is the one with the spare wheel stored under the fender.

    I must admit, though, here's one I didn't know they made:

    www.bristolcars.co.uk/BlenheimSpeedster.htm

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    Agreed that they are somewhat eccentric designs. My initial impression is that I don't like the look of them that much, but upon further inspection, you can't help but love the way these things are laid out!

    The one with the spare wheel stored under the fender kinda has Ferrari lines??
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stuey
    Howdy,

    Bristol cars came up in another thread about two weeks ago. Some of you might be interested in this new Bristol, as it'll never come up in a magazine because they don't let cars out for testing. I guess it has the Chrysler Viper V10 engine (they just say 8 litre V10) since all the other Bristol models have a Chrysler V8. Interesting speed they get out of it...

    www.bristolcars.co.uk/BristolFighter.htm

    Stuey
    Looks like a retro job on a Marcos Mantis from the late '60s(?). Early Bristols had a Bristol engine. The first, the 400, was a copy of a BMW engine, as was the car itself to some extent. One of the few companies to get away with using a Pug style model number. And they did it for a whole series. 401 to 409.
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    Yes, I noticed the Marcos look from the rear. In fact, Marcos still had that unusual scalloped rear shape up until a few years ago - however, the current Marcos Marcasite is a convertible. In the case of the Bristol, though, I think it's purely for aerodynamics and not plagiarism of Marcos design!

    Note that the cabin is teardrop shaped and that Kamm style rear end probably aids clean airflow. I hope, anyway, at 200mph!

    To keep this a bit on topic for the site...guess where the headlights of the Marcasite (attached) are from .

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