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One for Serious Bristol Fans #651854
21/07/20 08:06 PM
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Bit sad really, but if you're keen on Bristol cars or even fancy some Aero8 rolling chassis;
Bristol Sale

Re: One for Serious Bristol Fans [Re: RedThree] #651858
21/07/20 08:31 PM
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Wow that's sad news.

Is it me, but those chassis shots look a lot like the Aero chassis engine package?


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Re: One for Serious Bristol Fans [Re: RedThree] #651861
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The description describes "eight Morgan Aero 8 rolling chassis with fitted BMW V8 engine, gearbox & running gear (all with keys)."

Re: One for Serious Bristol Fans [Re: RedThree] #651864
21/07/20 09:15 PM
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Back in the day, when bikers crashed their fully-faired sports bikes, they often needed to get the bikes back on the road but couldn't afford to replace the expensive plastics. So the 'Streetfighter' concept was born.

I reckon an Aero 8 chassis with only just enough bodywork on it to make it legal would make a flippin' excellent Streetfighter style car.


Tim H.
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Re: One for Serious Bristol Fans [Re: RedThree] #651866
21/07/20 09:27 PM
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An interesting sale but tinged with sadness I have always had a soft spot for these cars, we have a beautiful black one in the village I've never seen an ugly Bristol.
It's like this one with a lovely throaty V8 rumble.

[Linked Image]

I guess this may provide an opportunity to ressurect a written off Aero or produce a wonderful special with that great running gear and chassis.

It is such a loss bearing in mind their history in aviation and their importance during both World Wars, a sad day.


Regards Richard

1999 Indigo Blue +8
2009 4/4 Sport Green prev
1994 Connaught Green +8 prev





Re: One for Serious Bristol Fans [Re: RedThree] #651872
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It might make sense for MMC to bid on the 8 x plus 8 rolling chassis.

I'd love to have a browse through the archive of designs and drawings.


Giles. Mogless in Paris.
Re: One for Serious Bristol Fans [Re: RedThree] #651874
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I'm rather hoping their aircraft building history has gone to a museum for safe keeping, instead of defunct statues occupying space this stuff is of national importance not a flavour of the month.


Regards Richard

1999 Indigo Blue +8
2009 4/4 Sport Green prev
1994 Connaught Green +8 prev





Re: One for Serious Bristol Fans [Re: RedThree] #651883
21/07/20 11:38 PM
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When I spoke to someone on the Bristol owners club at the NEC, I was told that Bristol didn’t receive one order for the Bullet

Not one

It was stupidly overpriced for a Morgan Aero Plus 8 chassis, BMW Plus 8 engine with a Bristol body


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Re: One for Serious Bristol Fans [Re: RedThree] #651887
22/07/20 12:35 AM
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Perhaps Morgan could do a +8+, 8 off?


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Re: One for Serious Bristol Fans [Re: RedThree] #651900
22/07/20 06:01 AM
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I've always been very fond of Bristol cars, especially those, as Richard shows above, because they are so wonderfully British, a bit understated on the outside and aristocratic on the inside. Like the Inspector Lynley Mysteries.
Only...with the Bullet, Bristol could have asked somebody if he liked the car. The Bullet may not be contemporary visually, but that's not enough. In my opinion, it hadn't transported anything of what the brand stands for.

The aircraft tradition of the Bristol Aircraft Company lives on today through great milestones in history such as BAC today in RR and BAE Systems if I understand it correctly.



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