The Chicago Car Club is interested in classic cars of all makes and models, especially a Bristol 409. We make the process of selling your Bristol 409 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 409 was a luxury grand tourer coupe, built by British car maker Bristol Cars, between the years of 1965 and 1967. Its introduction was during the last year of the 408’s production.
There were design changes between the 408 and 409 models. One of only visual differences was that the perfectly rectangle front grill was changed to a trapezoid. Different springs were used that gave the 409 a nicer ride, especially at highway speeds. It used an alternating current alternator in place of the previous direct current dynamo. The 409 also offered power steering as a standard feature, which was rare for its day.
The 409 came in a 2-door coupe body style. It was rear-wheel drive with an automatic 3-speed gearbox. It’s gasoline engine had displacement of 5210 cm3 or 318 cubic inches, producing 186.5 kW / 250 hp / 254 PS ( SAE gross ), and torque of 461 Nm or 340 lb-ft. It had a top speed of 209 km/h or 130 mph, as declared by the factory. It could accelerate from 0- 60 mph in 8.8 seconds, 0- 100 km/h in just 9.2 seconds, and had a 1/4 mile drag time (402 m) of 16.2 seconds, which was quite respectable for a luxury coupe.
A total of only 74 409 model cars were built. Few of those survive today, making them exceedingly rare. Since many collectors think this is the best driving example of Bristol’s 8 cylinder cars of the wera, it is highly prized. It can fetch very respectable prices at auction.
8 cylinder 3506 cc engine
Rear wheel drive