Bristol Cars - Owners and Enthusiasts Forum  

Go Back   Bristol Cars - Owners and Enthusiasts Forum > Bristol Forums > 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars

8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars Type 407 onwards - restoration, repair, maintenance etc

408 auctioned in Melbourne, Australia

Like Tree1Likes
  • 1 Post By Geoff Dowdle

Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 27-10-15, 12:06 PM
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Posts: 1,155
Default 408 auctioned in Melbourne, Australia

There was what appeared to be a basket case of a 408 auctioned at Melbourne this weekend at the annual Motorclassica event - see attached photos.

Given the sorry state of this car, which didn't even appear to be complete, I thought the price it fetched was very good, for the seller - AUD$12,375

It's only saving grace was the leather upholstery appeared to be in very good condition.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg 408-1.jpg (420.7 KB, 32 views)
File Type: jpg 408-2.jpg (424.3 KB, 23 views)
File Type: jpg 408-3.jpg (452.1 KB, 21 views)
File Type: jpg 408-5.jpg (424.8 KB, 18 views)
File Type: jpg 408-6.jpg (344.3 KB, 21 views)
Reply With Quote
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 27-10-15, 12:57 PM
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Sydney, Australia
Posts: 377

Kevin ,
The 408 is Chassis 7043 , that was sold to a specialist body repairer and painter in Sth Australia .
No doubt in due time it will be nicely restored and back on the road.
At the price of approx. GBP5800 it must be one of the cheapest Bristols of any type offered recently .
Here in Australia people pay those prices for basket case Holden or Fords that were just rubbish when new.
This is a handbuilt classic , one of only about 80 made and well worth restoring .

peterf likes this.
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

All times are GMT. The time now is 11:38 PM.

This is the live site

Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2