The Chicago Car Club is interested in classic cars of all makes and models, especially a Bristol 408. We make the process of selling your Bristol 408 quick and painless. In just a matter of hours we will have your classic valued and, if you do so choose, turned into money in your pocket. All it takes is a phone call or electronic inquiry to get the ball rolling.
The Bristol 408 was a 2-door luxury sedan produced, between 1963 and 1966, by the British carmaker, Bristol Car, a company that was formerly Bristol Aeroplane Co. Early models in the Bristol 400 line took their roots from BMW. Company officials in the British Army brought back plans, engines and even the Chief Engineer of BMW to work in England for Bristol. Until the 407 model, they were powered by a straight-6 engine, which was replaced by a powerful Chrysler V8 engine, which was made in Canada.
The engine used in the 408 had a displacement of 5130 cm3 or 313.1 cubic inches. It was naturally aspirated with a Carter AFB3131S 4-barrel carburetor. It’s advertised power was 250 hp and it had torque of 461 Nm or 340 lb-ft. It had a top speed of 196 km/h or 122 mph, as declared by factory. It could accelerate from 0-60 mph in 9.9 s, 0-100 km/h in 10.3 seconds. Its 1/4 mile drag time (402 m) was 17 seconds. It was a rear wheel drive with a 3-speed automatic transmission.
The 408 was nearly identical to the 407 mechanically, but its styling went through some major changes. The aircraft inspired nose piece was completely revised to be a straight grill with horizontal bars. They old round turn indicators were also replaced with rectangle ones.
Only 83 408 cars were ever produced. They are quite uncommon and therefore fetch high prices at auction.
8 cylinder 3506 cc engine
Rear wheel drive