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Baffled by your V8? Troubled by your Torqueflite? Mystified by that misfire?

As a hardcore 2 Litre owner I must confess whenever I open the bonnet of a V8 my heart sinks. Just slightly. No polished aluminium components or gleaming rocker boxes greet one's eye. A mass of random pipeage, and a monstrous bucket sized carburettor replace the 2 Litre’s  finely sculpted, Filton/Bavarian designed row of tuneable triple Solex or SUs.… Continue reading Baffled by your V8? Troubled by your Torqueflite? Mystified by that misfire?

News, People, Photos, Treasures

The Heritage Trust never rests….!

A Barn find Bristol … The Heritage Trust never rests. Our constant crusade of  digging out old stuff has been going from strength to strength lately with splendid donations from the estates of Syd Lovesy, Dudley Hobbs, and Dennis Sevier. An intriguing phone call reached us by a roundabout route, via the Bristol Cars showroom. “We… Continue reading The Heritage Trust never rests….!

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The Bristol Type 170 Freighter – and some Bristol cars

The Type170 Bristol Freighter was a post-war work horse. Designed  at the end of the war but produced in the Brabazon era,  it was built in two configurations ,  firstly with a passenger carrying capacity of 32 , (exceeded in very special circumstances) and secondly with its bluff nose hinged to open like a clamshell,… Continue reading The Bristol Type 170 Freighter – and some Bristol cars

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US Star of stage and screen Yolande Donlan visits Filton in 1952 in her Type 401.

Yolande was an American - British actress, voted the most promising female newcomer to the stage in 1950. The arrival of this celebrity at Filton in her Type 401 was worthy of attention from Ted Ashman the Works photographer, for the in-house Bristol Review. This picture also reflects the Bristol car’s potential female market –… Continue reading US Star of stage and screen Yolande Donlan visits Filton in 1952 in her Type 401.