1988 Bristol Beaufighter Convertible  Chassis no. to be advised Engine no. to be advised

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Lot 393
1988 Bristol Beaufighter Convertible
Registration no. E149 FCD Chassis no. to be advised Engine no. to be advised

£ 6,000 - 8,000
US$ 7,800 - 10,000
Withdrawn

No reserve

1988 Bristol Beaufighter Convertible
Registration no. E149 FCD
Chassis no. to be advised
Engine no. to be advised

Footnotes

  • In 1980 Bristol abandoned its traditional numerical nomenclature with the launch of the Beaufighter, and succeeding models would likewise use names drawn from the company's not inconsiderable aircraft manufacturing heritage. A development of the 412, the Beaufighter used a turbo-charged version of the Chrysler V8 engine, and while in Rolls-Royce fashion the power output remained officially undisclosed, it was nevertheless sufficient to propel the car to 150mph with a sub-6.0 second 0-60mph time to boot. Meanwhile, the 603 saloon had been revised as the Britannia, the turbo-charged version of which, launched in 1983, was dubbed Brigand. Although more modern in appearance, these 1980s Bristols were hand built with aluminium coachwork in the traditional manner, much as their forebears had been in the late 1940s. Their interiors fully justified the 'Gentleman's Express' sobriquet, featuring leather-upholstered armchair-like seats and acres of walnut embellishment. The use of the finest materials and the fact that each of these craftsman-built cars took between 16 and 20 weeks to complete explains the lofty price tag, which in the Beaufighter's case was approaching £40,000.
    This particular Beaufighter has been in secure professional storage since October 2001. 'E149 FCD' is believed to be in generally good condition, although because of its long period off the road the car is sold strictly as viewed. No reserve.

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1988 Bristol Beaufighter Convertible  Chassis no. to be advised Engine no. to be advised
1988 Bristol Beaufighter Convertible  Chassis no. to be advised Engine no. to be advised
1988 Bristol Beaufighter Convertible  Chassis no. to be advised Engine no. to be advised
1988 Bristol Beaufighter Convertible  Chassis no. to be advised Engine no. to be advised
1988 Bristol Beaufighter Convertible  Chassis no. to be advised Engine no. to be advised
1988 Bristol Beaufighter Convertible  Chassis no. to be advised Engine no. to be advised
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