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Make Bristol History          
Year 1948
Early 400 with 3 downdraught SU carbs. Owned by Payne of Durban, South Africa. Later owned by Glasby then Clough in Rhodesia. Owned in the 1990s by historic racing driver Brian Evans in South Africa. Now in England.
Model 400
Chassis No. 400/315
Engine No. 85A/1151
Coachbuilder  
Body Style  
Colours Grey, now blue
           
Registration Numbers ND-9709/SAF, ESJ 533
References CAR October 1994, Photos with BMW by Brian Goodall
 
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                      BMWBristol 400


Make Bristol History          
Year 1948
Owned by Colonel Stuart in the UK. Later owned in Rhodesia by Glasby, raced by JM Southern in the Mashonaland 100 in 1957, later owned by Deryk Lamb, then Tendayi and around 1969 by Colin Morris. Later in South Africa, where I am told the vehicle is rusting in a field.
Model 400
Chassis No. 400/559
Engine No. 85A/1404, now 85A/1459
Coachbuilder  
Body Style  
Colours Metallic green, now maroon
           
Registration Numbers TU-47473/SAF, S-26752/SRH
References
 
Bristol 400


Make Bristol History          
Year 1951
Owned by A. Lake, Colt, Southern, Keith Simmonds of Salisbury, Stan Dent,  re-aquired by Keith Simmonds, who sold it to Rudi de Groot of South Africa who still owns the car.
Model 401
Chassis No. 401/848
Engine No. 85C/1661
Coachbuilder
Body Style
Colours White, later Primrose, now metallic blue
           
Registration Numbers KYF-709-T/SAF, MCD-512-GP/SAF
References Photo Brian Noik
 
Bristol 401

 

Make Bristol History          
Year
Owned by Glasby, Jarvis, Glasby, Finneron, Paulett, Van Zyl, Rowlands, Erasmus. Probaly the car used by Mr. Glasby in 1955 in the 2nd Ndola Car Rally, Northern Rhodesia in that year, winner of class B. Currentley in Wales
Model 401
Chassis No. 401/928
Engine No. 85C/1984
Coachbuilder  
Body Style  
Colours              
Registration Numbers TJ-3369
References Rhokana Review Sept. 1955
 



Make Bristol History          
Year 1952
LHD. One of the last 401s, shipped on 14.11.1952 to Portugal. Sold to first owner Snhr. Jero Moniz de Maia of Lisbon on 01.12.1952. Later went to Mozambique then to Glasby in Southern Rhodesia. Later owners include, Coventry, Ifeipher, one of whom may be the person who owned the car in Transkei. The car then went to Cape Town in 1969 where it was owned by G.C. Kinnes in 1978. Later owned by Tyler, noted in the UK in 1990.
Model 401
Chassis No. 401/1284
Engine No. 85C/2287
Coachbuilder  
Body Style  
Colours Green
           
Registration Numbers CA-13354/SAF
References
Photo - Cape Town Veteran & Vintage Car Show 1978
 
1952 Bristol 401


Make Bristol History          
Year  
ex Rhodesia - Owned in South Africa by Karl Lucouw, total basket case when acquired having been out in the bush for many years. Among the missing parts were the alloy rocker covers - Karl heard of a Cooper Bristol that had crashed in Lorenco Marques and traced the remains, including the rocker covers.
Model 403
Chassis No. 403/1480
Engine No. 100A/3179
Coachbuilder  
Body Style  
Colours              
Registration Numbers
References CAR October 1994
 
Bristol 403



Make Bristol History          
Year 1954
Owned by Mrs. Glasby in Rhodesia around 1958. Later owners include Aldridge, Cooper, Mayer. Owned in South Africa by Karl Lucouw in the 1990s, acquired in good condition. Later in the UK, then Holland, Germany and back in the UK
Model 404
Chassis No. 404/2003
Engine No. 100C/3514, now 100D2/874
Coachbuilder  
Body Style  
Colours Maroon
           
Registration Numbers B-4404/SRH, MBV-144-T/SAF, 463 UXS
References CAR October 1994; 1st photo off internet
 
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Bristol 405Bristol 405



Make Bristol History          
Year
Owned in Rhodesia by Glasby then Finneron. Now in the UK.
Model 405
Chassis No. 405/4206
Engine No.
Coachbuilder  
Body Style  
Colours White
           
Registration Numbers
References
 



Make Bristol History          
Year
Owned in Rhodesia by Glasby then M. Gill, then K. Forsman.
Model 408
Chassis No. 408/7059?
Engine No.
Coachbuilder  
Body Style  
Colours White
           
Registration Numbers
References
 


 

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