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Old 15-05-09, 10:37 PM
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Hello,

Would anyone know the production numbers of the Bristol V8 models in Left Hand Drive guise?

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David
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Old 16-05-09, 12:08 AM
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There is no special designation for LHD. The cars are assigned a sequential number, generally with the model in the first two digits and the next car in the last two digits... sort of, there are a few anomalies.
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Hello,
Would anyone know the production numbers of the Bristol V8 models in Left Hand Drive guise?

Thank you.
David
Only the company would know for sure and they have always been secretive about V8 production figures.

Maybe the North American Bristol Owners Club would know?
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Hello,
Would anyone know the production numbers of the Bristol V8 models in Left Hand Drive guise?

Thank you.
David
Only the company would know for sure and they have always been secretive about V8 production figures.

Maybe the North American Bristol Owners Club would know (more)?
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Old 16-05-09, 05:44 AM
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Only the company would know for sure and they have always been secretive about V8 production figures.

Maybe the North American Bristol Owners Club would know (more)?
Sorry, I may have misunderstood the question. Answering it as Kevin addresses it, for each model I was able to find about 2 or three LHD cars. Of course this would not include any sold in Europe. If you examine the BOC registry you will find most of the V8s of the "4" series (407-412) to be documented, and their designation of drive side is generally accurate.
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Old 16-05-09, 02:08 PM
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As many people have mentioned, only the factory knows the real production figures. However, from a quick scan of the Registry I have found the following LHD cars: 407 - 1, 408 - 2, 409 - 3, 410 - 3, 411 - 1, 412 - 1, Beauf -1, 603 - 1, Blen - 1. Not all of the locations of these cars are known. Two additional 410's are listed with unknown location in th US and without the LHD/RHD designation. These may well be LHD's. I was quite surprised that, overall, the list is so limited and I also suspect there are more 411's out there in LHD form in Europe or the Middle-East. There were also rumors of some 412's being sent to the Middle East, but this has never been confirmed

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Thank you all! So very few. I'll guess I have to settle for a RHD then, unless I get lucky.
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Thank you all! So very few. I'll guess I have to settle for a RHD then, unless I get lucky.
Bristol will convert RHD to LHD, at least they have done in the past. They did this one around 2000/2001. It was in Germany last I heard but that was a few years ago now.
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David,

It may be worth putting a "wanted" advert in the various Bristol Owners Clubs magazines or bulletins. That's what I did when I bought my 411 S5, which was the only one in Australia at that time, (there are 2 now!).

Some people have cars tucked away that they can't be bothered trying to sell, but if someone comes along who is specifically looking for one it may spur them into action.

There are plenty of classic cars that change hands without ever being advertised!

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Old 16-05-09, 04:58 PM
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There is a 412/Beaufighter in LHD for sale in Germany right now for
a very modest 58,000 euros

http://suchen.mobile.de/fahrzeuge/sh...g=&tabNumber=1
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Old 16-05-09, 05:32 PM
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This is the LHD 411 that I listed. It is in the US.



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Old 16-05-09, 05:32 PM
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Can someone, with a better facility in the Germany language that myself, please try and find the chassis number of this car.



Thanks,



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Can someone, with a better facility in the Germany language that myself, please try and find the chassis number of this car.
There is a photo of the type plate on the website but its not easy to read.
I can speak German so can contact the seller if you wish.
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Old 16-05-09, 06:30 PM
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It's a 412, rather than a 411
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On the Bristol Cars website a few months ago, was a nearly new Blenheim 3
for sale in LHD. So they are still adding to the LHD numbers.

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Yes, I know that. I own one. My posts were posted out of order. The 411 I was referring to is the Greif car. The 412 I want the chassis number for is the one on sale in Germany.



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Old 16-05-09, 07:40 PM
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Richard,

I would appreciate it if you could contact the seller of the German 412 to find the chassis number.

Thanks,

Peter
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Hi Peter,

It is best not to bandy chassis numbers round on an open forum but I have the chassis number, if you email me offline I will send it to you.

Philippa
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Can someone, with a better facility in the Germany language that myself, please try and find the chassis number of this car.



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I would appreciate it if you could contact the seller of the German 412 to find the chassis number.
I have spoken to the widow of the owner who is selling the car due to the death of her husband. The car (LHD) is registered in Tessin in Switzerland and is located there.
It was originally bought by a Bristol specialist in Switzerland and the present owner bought it there about 10 years ago after selling his 2L (a 405 I think).
The chassis number is 412S 207870219 which doesn't appear in the BOC list.
The owner's wife speaks English so you can contact her on the number given on the mobile.de website if you wish.
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Looking at the car it is a series 2 and not a Beaufighter.

Philippa

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I have spoken to the widow of the owner who is selling the car due to the death of her husband. The car (LHD) is registered in Tessin in Switzerland and is located there.
It was originally bought by a Bristol specialist in Switzerland and the present owner bought it there about 10 years ago after selling his 2L (a 405 I think).
The chassis number is 412S 207870219 which doesn't appear in the BOC list.
The owner's wife speaks English so you can contact her on the number given on the mobile.de website if you wish.
Hope this helps
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