Sunday, 12 December 2010

Special Drophead - Bristol 401 Cabriolet

Continuing the Centenary Celebration of the Bristol Aeroplane Company out of which Bristol Cars was born, today we are looking at another unique car a Bristol 401 Drophead.

Between 1948 and 1953 Bristol Cars built 611 401 coupes and 23 mechanically identical 402's cabriolets.

Sources close to the Bristol Owners Club assure me that this vehicle, seen at a VSCC meeting at Prescott, is a one off special 401 coupe converted into a cabriolet.

Hope you have enjoyed today's special drophead edition of 'Gettin' a lil' psycho on tyres' and will join me again tomorrow for some Bristol disambiguation. Don't forget to come back now !


  1. Didn't you post a blog about a sibling car to this? The lines look very familiar. I really like the form and lines of this car. But to my eyes, the double "nostrils" detract from the stylist positive points. Aside from that small criticism, it's quite fine, simple machine.

  2. I did Steve here is the 401 Hard top blog :-

  3. I like the looks of this car today. It just looks British!