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New Bristol Bullet

Post by scimjim » Thu Jul 28, 2016 9:35 pm

I so wanted to like this because I love the concept, but........



.........I don't :-(


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Re: New Bristol Bullet

Post by *JP* » Sun Jul 31, 2016 1:50 pm

It's very retro and the sort of thing I'd expect Bristol to make.
I don't like it or hate it,just find it totally irrelevant since it will only be bought by multi millionaires.
I do remember circa 1970 when a mechanic at the local garage,obviously not rich at all,owned a rather nice Bristol 400.
How times change!



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Re: New Bristol Bullet

Post by mikerf » Sun Jul 31, 2016 2:15 pm

I love the story of how Tony Crook saw Michael Winner, the film director, looking through the Bristol showroom window and went and turned the 'open' sign on the door to 'closed'.

My old boss in the early 70's had a 410 (i think). Again, not a wealthy guy but he did have good taste in cars having also had a Lagonda and very early Merc SL.



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Re: New Bristol Bullet

Post by Roger Pennington » Tue Aug 02, 2016 9:12 pm

They showed it in "disguised" form at the Goodwood FoS - I think if I had one, I might be tempted to ask for it in that form! :lol:

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Re: New Bristol Bullet

Post by greeny » Wed Aug 03, 2016 8:42 am

It's not bad looking until you get to the back, what are them wings about!


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Re: New Bristol Bullet

Post by mikerf » Wed Aug 03, 2016 9:28 am

The fins are a nod to the 405 convertible which, I recon, this car is heavily based on.

I'm a big fan of fins!!!



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Re: New Bristol Bullet

Post by greeny » Wed Aug 03, 2016 9:45 am

mikerf wrote:The fins are a nod to the 405 convertible which, I recon, this car is heavily based on.

I'm a big fan of fins!!!

Yes I like a fin too but those look like someone sat down thought what can we do next...... They just don't really look right.


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Re: New Bristol Bullet

Post by Roger Pennington » Wed Aug 03, 2016 10:02 am

mikerf wrote:The fins are a nod to the 405 convertible which, I recon, this car is heavily based on.

I'm a big fan of fins!!!
Yes, I think the 404 & 405 both had fins like that.

Overall though, I can't help feeling that Bristol have tried to maintain their "signature style" with a modern car, but not really managed to carry it off, in contrast to Aston Martin, who have managed to produce cars which are undoubtedly modern, but at the same time recognisably Astons. :)


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