As Bristol Company used to introduce a new model quite regularly, withdrew the production of the 408 model after only two years in favor of the newcomer 409. This was only an ambition for a new model evolution as the differences in styling and the instruments were minimal. The same could be said regarding the chassis. The 114inch wheelbase chassis, featured coil springs and wishbones at the front suspension and properly fitted torsion bars at the “Salisbury” rear axle. Its major difference was the 5,211cc Canadian Chrysler V8 engine which developed 250 bhp at 4,400 rpm. This specific car is preserved and was acquired by the Museum through auction in Great Britain.
Built year: 1959
Engine type / cc: 6 in line / 2,216cc
Engine output: 105bhp / 5,000rpm
Top speed: 163 km/h
Number produced: 174