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Bristol Type 408
Bristol
aka Type aka here, not up there
Production 1963–1966

83 units

Class Sports saloon
Body Style 2-door coupe
Length 4,915 mm (193.5 in)
Width 1,727 mm (68.0 in)
Height Type here
Wheelbase 2,896 mm (114.0 in)
Weight 1,600 kg (3,527 lb)
Transmission 3-speed automatic
Engine 5130 cc ohv V8

5211 cc ohv V8

Power N/A hp @ N/A rpm
N/A lb-ft of torque @ N/A rpm
Similar similar (competition)
Designer Designer (lead designer if it was a team effort)

The Bristol 408 is a British luxury car made by Bristol Cars between 1963 and 1966. Unusually for Bristol, a slightly revised version was launched during the middle of the model's production run in 1965 and known as the 408 Mark II.

Mechanically the Bristol 408 was identical to is predecessor the 407, which had been a major departure for Bristol with its use of a Chrysler V8 engine andautomatic transmission. However, outwardly there were some major changes. The frontal styling of the 407 – which had been a carry-over from the six-cylinder 406 and 405 – was discarded and in its place was a rectangular grille with pronounced horizontal bars. Another major change were the turn indicator lamps, which on the 408 were wide and rectangular in contrast to the 407's round lamps.

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BRISTOL

Current

Blenheim · Fighter

Historic

400 · 401 · 402 · 403 · 404 · 404X Arnolt Bristol · 405 · 405D · 406 · 407 · 408 · 409 · 410 · 411 · 412 · Beaufighter · Beaufort · 603 · Britannia · Brigand · Blenheim · Blenheim 2 · Blenheim 3 · Blenheim 3S · Blenheim 3G · Bristol Blenheim Speedster

Racing

450LM


HJ Aldington · DA Aldington · Tony Crook


Reginald Verdon-Smith and Sir George Middleton White Corporate website independent


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