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Old 11-02-10, 12:45 PM
dezelsky dezelsky is offline
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Default Fair Comparisons

Hi Paul, this is a very interesting point, and I think you are right about the racing association. The majority of other makes using Bristol engines were designed for racing or at least as sports cars for the road (AC, FN, Arnolt, Cooper etc). None of the original Bristol cars could be described as true sports cars. Two seater open sports cars will always be more sought after than closed 4 seaters for non-everyday ownership. Also Bristol styling has never catered for mainstream tastes - to most they are simply considered to be awkward looking, whether of the 6 cyl or 8 cyl variety. To a minority, that is big part of their charm, combined with the pedigree of engineering excellence.