An American View of Bristol

Via the Bristol Owner’s website I found this nice American take on Bristol cars. The photo is from the Curbside Classics website which I can’t recommend highly enough.

This is a Bristol 411 from the time when Bristol cars were beautiful.
This is a Bristol 411 from the time when Bristol cars were beautiful: thanks to Curbside Classics for the image.

The 411 looks like a combination of the proportions of a Jaguar XJ-6 and the surface treatment of a Rolls Royce Silver Shadow. We have had some debate about the British ability to style cars. This one shows that a British car need not be heavily ornate to look good.

Author: richard herriott

I like anchovies. I dislike post-war town planning.

2 thoughts on “An American View of Bristol”

  1. Roger Carr is British, so the American perspective would be from the commenters (and there’s a strong Aussie contingent there).

  2. I see. I wasn’t aware of that. I suppose the American responses are enough to justify my headline although I’m a disappointed: I’d hoped to get a view of the American take on this nearly quintessentially English car. The engine is a Chrysler – but the rest is pure Filton. Is this less English than a Jaguar which has parts supplied from across Europe?

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