Bristol 405 DHC
EUR 255,000JPY 33,313,200BGN 498,729CZK 6,605,265DKK 1,896,308GBP 220,052HUF 92,083,050PLN 1,160,888RON 1,256,589SEK 2,582,844CHF 281,240ISK 38,734,500NOK 2,549,108HRK 1,930,732RUB 23,531,043TRY 2,492,982AUD 395,046BRL 1,711,484CAD 384,770CNY 1,996,726HKD 2,385,525IDR 4,464,662,400ILS 998,733INR 23,089,740KRW 342,442,050MXN 6,113,140MYR 1,264,698NZD 426,742PHP 14,844,570SGD 408,230THB 9,610,950ZAR 4,393,318
Offered for: EUR 255,000
Bristol 405 DHC 1955 RHD
Excellent idea of the Bristol Automobile production division to get inspiration from the Bristol
Airoplane Company by copying for the models 404 and 405 the nose of their “Beaufighter”: a combat
aircraft built by Bristol during WW II.
This aeronautical connection was further developed by shaping the lines of the 404 and 405 in the
windtunnel and building the bodies in light alloy. Also the dashboard housing all the instrumentation
behind the two-branch wing-styled steering wheel was another detail borrowed from aviation.
The brilliant mechanicals meanwhile, initially came from the pre-war BMW 328, but were upgraded
after WWII by Bristol engineers, with max power increased to 125 HP, a remarkable figure for this 2-
litre 6-cilinder engine. The use on the 405 of the excellent ZF gearbox coupled to a Laycock de
Normanville OverDrive, rack & pinion steering and front disc brakes further refined the drivetrain.
Just 52 Bristol 404 Coupés were ever built and only 43 examples of the 405 4-seater drophead of
which this chassis number: 405-D 4511 is an early 1955 representative.
Finished in dark blue with nicely patinated beige leather interior this matching numbers Bristol 405
drophead presents and performs very well.
Being part of a very select Brussels collection the 405 DHC has also a 404 Coupé stablemate!
Because of old age, either the 405 DHC, or the 404 Coupé, eventually both are for sale.
Price 405 DHC: 255.000 Euro
Victor Bocquéstraat 15
+32 53 63 12 33
Carine De Leeuw
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