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Bristol Owners Heritage Trust are delighted to say that, with the help of some generous backers, we have managed to salvage a major amount of core items of heritage interest which were auctioned this week by the liquidators, Wyles Hardy.
There is a nice report in the September issue of The Automobile on the restoration of Andy Gibbs' 403. It is well worth reading!
The Heritage Trust Is well supported by a large number of generous backers (thank you to one and all!) and is determined to salvage all the Heritage archives, drawings and plans, and the many filing cabinets of factory correspondence from the earliest days onwards. We also intend to purchase, as a very minimum, such lots… Continue reading Update on Bristol Cars auctions
Although not specifically about Bristol Cars we thought you might be interested in seeing this journal. The “Bristol.Flyer” is a privately produced and published electronic journal which focuses on the history of the British & Colonial Aeroplane Company, the Bristol Aeroplane Company and the people who worked there between 1910 and 1977, when it became… Continue reading Bristol Flyer
As the sad recent history of Bristol Cars draws to its inevitable, ignominious end in the hands of the liquidators, there has been a reshuffle in the company's funeral arrangements. We understand that the liquidators Wyles Hardy are now also able to sell the intellectual property of the brand time, trademarks and logos. These are… Continue reading The Bristol Saga – the story continues
There is further announcement from Wyles Hardy acting as agents for the liquidators of Bristol Cars and Bristol Cars Services Ltd. This relates to the withdrawal of the private treaty lots and online ephemera auction following agreement that the rights to the brands, logos and intellectual property related to Bristol Cars and Bristol Cars Services are… Continue reading Update on the Sale of the Assets of Bristol Cars
Dear Fellow Bristoleers, A group of us from the Bristol Owners Heritage Trust went to Bristol Cars at Windlesham on Thursday for a socially distanced viewing of the sad remains of Bristol Cars Ltd and Bristol Cars Services Ltd., now both in liquidation.Our brief as a registered charity is to conserve and make available for education and research heritage… Continue reading An urgent notice from the Bristol Owners Heritage Trust
Here is an audio file of the engine of a Bristol 401 being started and running An audio file of a Bristol 405 being started and running in traffic with stops and starts at lights Please do send us recordings of your Bristol be it 2 litre, V8, V10 or other and we will add… Continue reading The Music of Bristols
There is an interesting article in the June 2020 edition of The Automobile. To quote: Long before the first Bristol production car was constructed, the Filton aviation company considered plans to build the Alfa Romeo 6C under licence in the UK. Ultimately, this fascinating project came to nothing, as Sir George White explains.
Jonathan Wood looks at the first of the distinguished Bristol line, the 400. This was a pre-war BMW in all but name, with its 326 chassis, 328 engine and 327-derived body. Top: A 400 is dwarfed by the Bristol Brabazon at Filton in 1947. The transatlantic airliner first flew in 1949 but was cancelled in… Continue reading Bristol 400 by Jonathan Wood