The Bristol has always had a splendid reputation as a car that was superbly designed and made of top quality materials, regardless of cost.
This philosophy originated in the manufacture of aircraft and aero engines for which the original company, the Bristol Airplane Company, was famed.
Two Types of Bristol 405 appeared in 1955: The more common 405 Saloon (265 cars) was a 4-door car based on the chassis of previous Bristol models, and the 405 Drop-head or 405D (43 cars) which had Coupe and Roadster bodies fitted by ‘Abbott of Farnham’.
This specific car was acquired by the Museum through auction in Great Britain and is preserved.
Built year: 1955
Engine type / cc: 6 in line / 1,971cc
Engine output: 105bhp / 5,000rpm
Top speed: 150 km/h
Number produced: 265