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New owner of a 408 LHD #7052

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Old 09-10-18, 04:26 PM
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Default New owner of a 408 LHD #7052

Greetings to all,
Just purchased this 1964 Bristol 408 LHD. It's by no means perfect but looks to be all there needing some sorting out. From documentation that I could gather, car was brought over in January of 1965 on the Queen Elizabeth. Originally red with white interior.
Clearly, the rarest car that I have owned.

Jeff
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Old 09-10-18, 07:34 PM
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Nice looking car, always regret parting with my 408 they were very well put together and like all the models up to the 410 had a more quality feel to them,no marina door handles like my later 411!
Mine had a 313 engine which we rebuilt not realising at the time we could have retained the heads and used a replacement 318 block.
Also remember replacing the Abarth silencers it came with using a pair listed for the mid 50's Chrysler Imperial, made it ever so relaxing and quiet to drive.
Great car hope you enjoy it.
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Old 09-10-18, 08:45 PM
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Congratulations. I too am a relatively new owner of a 408 and getting to know it. Enjoy.

Ian.
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Old 09-10-18, 09:49 PM
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Jeff ,
you certainly have bought an almost unique Bristol type .

From the information I have available I can offer the following ..

Of the 67 examples of Type 408 only two were produced Left Hand Drive .
408/7018 was sold to Canada
your 408/7052 was sold to Pa USA

Of the 16 examples of Type 408 Mk11 only 408/7203 was produced LHD and sold to Los Angeles,Ca USA.

Congratulations and enjoy the ride
Geoff
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