1949 Bristol 401 Specs

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Quick Facts

Price (when new): 3696

Production Total: 611

Build Start: 1949

Last on sale: 1955

Drive System:

Available in other variants

Putting right the 400’s main failing, its ungainly body, the 401 was introduced initially for export markets only. Its handsome styling was the result of extensive wind tunnel work, after a basic design was submitted by Superleggera Touring. It was a design way ahead of its time, merely let down by a lack of power. This shortcoming was put right five years later, with the appearance of the 403 – and a welcome upgrade to 100bhp. Bristols were expensive and well crafted – the latter trait keeps them surprisingly usable today.

Information from Octane Magazine.
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Specifications

General
1949
1955
401
Dimensions
1702mm
1224kg
2869mm
4864mm
1524mm
Performance
85bhp
2
15.1s
97mph
107lb/ft
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Fuel Consump.
21mpg
Prices
€3696
€4888
€10925
€21850
€25875
Other
611

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