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Does anyone know this car? I'm seriously thinking about it ..

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Old 22-02-09, 04:32 PM
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Old 22-02-09, 09:17 PM
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They are obviously Jag wheels. I didn't know they fitted the 410, but obviously they do, unless the hubs have been changed.

I don't know the car, but I'm puzzled by the description, specifically "with a more modern feel and uprated engine compared to the standard 410".

What has been done to the engine?

Otherwise, on first impressions it seems like a very reasonable price. Just bear in mind that getting an aluminium bodied car resprayed well so that it will last, doesn't come cheap (4k ?).
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Old 22-02-09, 09:55 PM
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Cheers! Fortunately, a respray for me will be less than half than that, as
a friend of mine (proper car bodyshop) would take care.


As to the description: I understand they put a 411 front-end in and a 411
engine.

But I'd like to know more about the car's history....
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Seems to me Andrew Blow is seriously low on stock since Bristol themselves have become more active selling 2nd hand cars.

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Cheers! Fortunately, a respray for me will be less than half than that, as a friend of mine (proper car bodyshop) would take care.

As to the description: I understand they put a 411 front-end in and a 411
engine. But I'd like to know more about the car's history....
If you can give us a chassis number that may help give some insight into it's history, although I would have thought Andrew Blow would at least know it's more recent history.

What exactly does "411 front-end" mean?

According to the web site it has a 360 engine, and looking at the photo it doesn't look like it was done recently. That isn't a 411 engine. So if they're saying it has a 411 engine I would get an engine number to confirm what engine is in it.

The standard 360 doesn't produce as much power as the 383 or 400 cid engines used in the 411, but parts are much more readily available for the 360 than the 410's original 318 engine.

It might be worth a few hundred quid getting Spencer Lane Jones down at Warminster to do a pre purchase inspection.

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It might be worth a few hundred quid getting Spencer Lane Jones down at Warminster to do a pre purchase inspection.
I have seen this car down at Spencer's a few times in the past, though not in the last year or more that Andrew's had it for sale, se he will know it well. As far as I know it was in regular, maybe even daily, use at the time (two or three years ago), and running very well. The paint is poor now, I hear from people who have viewed it recently, and there a few other bits and bobs to do as well.

Regarding the 411 front end, I took it to mean that it has a 411 front subframe and suspension, which would enable the Jag alloys to be fitted, and presumably allow relatively straightforward fitting of the 360 engine (from the 603 / Britannia-era?), though I am prepared to be corrected on that.

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