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Bristol 401

Model Bristol 401 and Bristol 402 - a luxury British sports cars, manufactured by the company Bristol Aeroplane Co. the First - in the back of the coupe, and the second - cabriolet.

In spite of the fact, mechanically 401 and 402 used an improved version of the engine BMW, who was standing on the model of Bristol 400, design models was very avant-garde for the post-war era. He was the creation of Milan's designer Carrozzeria Touring, and the most notable feature of the machine was the fact that the door handles were not noticeable and to open the door it was necessary to press the button in a special slot. The body also was more spacious than the model 400, and was fully pyatimestnym.

Front Bristol 401 and 402 were also very original with their lamps, which have moved far enough to the center of the body on both sides of the narrow grille, which is reminiscent of a BMW, slightly less than 400 models. They were also strongly curved front: this, together with a unique location handle of the door gives the models 401 coefficient of aerodynamic resistance of less than 0,36. This is a very competitive figure even by today's standards and unique for its time.

Year of release: 1948 - 1953

In the car were the 6-cylinder row engines of the 2-litre with a mechanical gearbox. The machine has an independent suspension.

There were 611 machines model Bristol 401 and 23 of the convertible Bristol 402.

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