This 1951 Bristol 401 Coupe was initially supplied to its first owner in North Wales. Only 611 401’s were ever made. It also happened to be the first 2.0 litre saloon car to reach 160km/hr. With a complete, wind tunnel tested, aluminium bodywork it was similar to a BMW. The relatively light weight bodywork, the aerodynamic shape and the strong 6-cylinder engine all contributing to the top-speed. This is a 4-owner Bristol, with all owners and story behind the cars’ history known to us. The one but last owner bought the Bristol in 1994 and commissioned Barry Hodson Cars of Melton Mowbray in England to completely restore the car. The Engine underwent a full overhaul by Bristol Cars and a new gearbox with overdrive was fitted. The straight bodywork is splendid with nice paintwork. The superbly original interior trim has a wonderful patina. The last owner bought the completely restored car in 1998 and imported it to the Netherlands. Over the last few years the car been used sparingly. The maintenance has been excellent. In May 2019 the cylinder head was completely overhauled followed by a major service in June. This unique piece of British motoring history is fast becoming a rarity! Gallery Aaldering is Europe’s leading Classic Cars specialist since 1975! Always 300-350 Classic and Sportscars in stock, please visit for the current stock list (all offered cars are available in our showroom) and further information. We are located near the German border, 95 km from Düsseldorf and 90 km from Amsterdam. So easy traveling by plane, train, taxi and car. Transport and worldwide shipping can be arranged. No duties/import costs within Europe. We buy, sell and provide consignment sales (selling on behalf of the owner). We can arrange/provide registration/papers for our German (H-Kennzeichen, TÜV, Fahrzeugbrief, Wertgutachten usw.) and Benelux customers. Gallery Aaldering, Arnhemsestraat 47, 6971 AP Brummen, The Netherlands. Tel: 0031-575-564055. Quality, experience and transparency is what sets us apart. We look forward to welcoming you in our showroom


Fuel: Petrol
Body style: Coupé
Transmission: Manual
Mileage: 5527 Km
Power: -
Built: 1951
VAT/Margin: Marge
Price: € 59.950,-
+31 (0)575 56 40 55
Export / Import
Gallery Aaldering will assist in providing all the necessary paperwork for all cars purchased from us. We can arrange transportation on road, sea or through the air. Please contact us for further information and terms & conditions.
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