Bristol Cars Ltd
Bristol Cars Ltd have a lifetime’s expertise on all their own models, staff with decades of experience, and a stock of spares that goes back in some cases to the 1940s. It is always worth asking them about spares or servicing first, so please support our manufacturer. Here’s a link to their service website. http://bristolcars.co.uk/Service/
19 Shield Drive,
West Cross Centre,
Great West Road,
Brentford, TW8 9EX
Tel 0208 560 1600
368-370 Kensington High St, London W14 8NL
020 7603 5555
Inracing of Nottingham produce new Bristol cylinder heads and complete engines; primarily aimed at the racing market, which consumes 2 litre engines. Usable 2 litre cylinder heads are becoming vanishingly rare.
Nottingham, NG7 7HS
Tel +44 (0)115 978 0663
Brisparts Ltd (formerly American Car Care Services)
Can provide overdrive conversions for V8 engines, rebuilds, and other upgrades.
57-65 Randells Road, Islington, London, N1 0DH 020 7278 9786 (No website)
Spencer Lane Jones
Spencer Lane-Jones Ltd of Warminster: established 26 years ago, specialists in servicing, repair and restoration of all Bristol models.
Singlehanded Wiltshire based specialist Bristol servicing and restoration. Ex Spencer Lane-Jones.
01373 832220, 07714 330683
Bristol restorer / specialist in the North (near York) with a large selection of new and used parts available. 07799431240
Birmingham based longterm Bristol enthusiast, raconteur and mechanic.
497 Peterbrook Road
Shirley, West Midlands
0121 430 3767
Impassioned account of total rebuild, and much use, of a 400 by Ashley James. Many interesting links, owners tales, sources, and tips of the trade.
The Bristol Owners Club
Has a range of activities, from the purely social – specialist seminars, tests of driving skill, team events – to the annual Concours d’Élégance, dinners, pub lunches and the celebrated Geoffrey’s overseas tours, which have been known to involve a certain degree of quite exhaustive gastronomic and oenological research. Subscription £50.00 per year.
The Bristol Owners and Drivers Association is dedicated to:
- Helping you find the parts you need
- Supporting the manufacture of rare items (search for the subsidiary Pegasus Parts Ltd )
- Providing the help and advice you need to maintain, restore or repair your car
Much of the information needed to mend a poorly Bristol can be found on this site. We have a forum and a panel of experts just a phone call away.
Annual Membership £30, and you have the option of very kindly adding a £5 donation for this Charitable Trust.
The Bristol Owners Club of Australia founded in 1966 has 140 members. It seeks to support and encourage Bristol owners to use and enjoy their Motor Vehicles.
Organises local and national day runs, social events and rallies through the year.
The Club produces a newsletter and holds a collection of journals, magazines and books. There is a registry of Australian owned Bristols.
Overseas membership is Aus$110.
The Forum Available for Information and Discussion
The Yahoo BOC forum is moderated by the BOC. It is available to anyone who has registered and abides by the conditions of posting.
An independent Forum run from NZ is the Bristol Cars – Owners and Enthusiasts Forum which can be viewed by anyone but you must register to post
The BODA forum on the Bristol Owners and Drivers Association website contains a public forum as well as a members only forum.
Books about Bristol Cars
Caveat Emptor: Prices can vary widely in the collectors’ field, and dealers will try it on. One book below is currently offered online from £195 to over £1000. We paid £35 for our copy.
Bristol Cars: A Very British Story
Hardcover – 8 Oct 2009
- Hardcover:432 pages
- Publisher:Haynes Publishing (8 Oct. 2009)
- Amazon Rating 4.5 stars
Bristol Cars and Engines
Hardcover – 10 Sep 1974
- Hardcover: 160 pages
- Publisher:Motor Racing Publications Ltd (10 Sept. 1974)
Bristol Cars 1946-2012 (A Brooklands Portfolio)
Paperback – Illustrated, 1 Jun 2013
by M. Clarke
- (Author) Paperback: 368 pages
- Publisher:Brooklands Books Ltd (1 Jun. 2013)
- Amazon rating 4.5 stars
Bristol Cars (C P Press)
Paperback – 9 Jan 2008
by Colin Pitt (Author)
- Paperback:76 pages
- Publisher:C P Press; First Edition edition (9 Jan. 2008)
Amazon Rating 4.5 stars
Bristol Cars Ultimate Portfolio
Paperback – 4 Sep 2011
by Colin Pitt (Author)
- 1 customer review *
- Paperback:128 pages
- Publisher:C P Press (4 Sept. 2011)
- Amazon Rating 2 stars
A PRIVATE CAR: An Account of the Bristol
2 Volume set; Hardcover – 1998
by L.J.K. SETRIGHT (Author)
- Hardcover:491 pages
- Publisher:PALAWAN PRESS; 1st edition (1998)
Bristol Cars Model by Model
Hardcover – 23 Nov 2015
by Michael Palmer (Author)
- Hardcover:256 pages
- Publisher:The Crowood Press Ltd (23 Nov. 2015)
Bristol: The Quiet Survivor
Hardcover – 1988
by Charles Oxley (Author)
- Hardcover:228 pages
- Publisher:Oxley-Sidey (1988)
- Amazon Rating 5 stars
Bristol: An Illustrated History
Hardcover – 29 Oct 1990
by Charles Oxley (Author)
- Hardcover:320 pages
- Publisher:The Crowood Press Ltd (29 Oct. 1990)
Amazon Rating 5 stars
Round the World with 10 DPG
Paperback – May 2013
by Geoffrey and Hilary Herdman (Authors)
- Paperback:300 pages
- Publisher:Geoffrey & Hilary Herdman (May 2013)
Touring Superleggera: Giant among Classic Italian Coachbuilders
Hardcover – 1983
by Carlo Felice Bianchi Anderloni (Author)
- Hardcover:351 pages
- Publisher: Libreria dell’Automobile (1983)
History and restoration of a 400
“a very thorough and eclectic description of Ashley James ‘ ownership, driving, repair and restoration of his superb 400 . Well recommended! ”
- link to information, please click on a date in the calendar to view: Ashley James
The Bristol Aeroplane Company: Car Division
- Foreword by Sir George White and text by Trustees and supporters of the Bristol Owners Heritage Trust.
- See Palawan website for more details.