The Chicago Car Club is interested in classic cars of all makes and models, especially a Bristol 406. We make the process of selling your Bristol 406 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 406 was a model of car by the British car maker, Bristol Car, a company that was formerly the Bristol Aeroplane Co. Produced between the years of 1958 and 1961, it was the last car in the series to use the modified straight-6 BMW engine. It was bored out to 2.2 liters and had other tweaks that gave it greater horsepower and torque than its predecessors.
It’s performance kept it in the league with top sports cars of the era, but it’s attractive looks and high price tag kept in the luxury class. Reengineering from previous models gave it more torque in lower speeds making it feel quite nimble. It could produce 130 hp. It also had standard 4 wheel disk brakes and a self-cancelling overdrive. It’s graceful curves made it a beauty and its power and handling made it a delight to drive.
A small handful of Bristol 406 cars were modified and bodied by Carrozzeria Zagato of Milan. The design turned heads, with its smooth lines that flowed straight into sharp angles. They produced 6 4-seaters and one 2-seater. They shortened the wheelbase significantly, by 11 inches, and lowered the car by 5 inches. They lightened the car by 547 pounds.
These changes made it much faster and even more exciting to drive. Any of the 406 cars will pull top dollar at auction, but when one of the few Zagato 406s models come up for sale, hundreds of thousands of dollars will change hands.
8 cylinder 3506 cc engine
Rear wheel drive