The Chicago Car Club is interested in classic cars of all makes and models, especially a Bristol 403. We make the process of selling your Bristol 403 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 403 was a 2 door coupe luxury sportscar by the British car maker Bristol Car, made from 1953 to 1955. It was the replacement for the Bristol 401 coupes and 402 cabriolets. The line of 400-series Bristols came from an acquisition of BMW’s lead engineer, Fritz Fiedler, along with plans and engines from the ashes of the BMW plant in Berlin.
New bodies were designed, with graceful lines and flush mounted bumpers and door handles, that were very innovative for their time. True to the company’s aeronautical roots, it used a tubular-steel body skinned with aluminum These cars had a very low drag coefficient, and well designed engines, which made them powerful performers for their size. The double arched front grill is reminiscent of its BMW origins, but sleek Italian-inspired design is completely unique. One feature that stands out is its 4 headlight design, which was uncommon for the era.
It used the same straight six engine as the previous models, but with mechanical improvements, such as bigger valves and bearings, which increased horsepower from 85 to 100. It had a top speed of 104 mph (167 km/h) and a 0-60 of 13.4 seconds, which was more than two seconds faster than the 401.
281 of the Bristol 403 coupes were produced. Very few of them are left alive today. They are set to further increase in value as time goes on.
8 cylinder 3506 cc engine
Rear wheel drive