1977 Bristol Brigand (RHD)
EUR 44,852JPY 5,572,009BGN 87,722CZK 1,175,715DKK 333,769GBP 39,950HUF 16,250,907PLN 201,418RON 218,592SEK 456,252CHF 48,557ISK 7,131,525NOK 473,775HRK 338,981RUB 4,081,089TRY 418,410AUD 72,580BRL 287,149CAD 69,508CNY 351,741HKD 414,454IDR 756,602,799ILS 177,422INR 3,960,531KRW 59,117,205MXN 1,073,774MYR 217,610NZD 76,249PHP 2,573,404SGD 71,562THB 1,621,323ZAR 819,260
Offered for: GBP 39,950
1977 Bristol Brigand (RHD)
Chassis 1 of the Brigand
Factory demonstrator car
Finished in Peacock Blue
Our 1977 Bristol Brigand is presented in beautiful Peacock Blue with blue leather interior and was once the factory demonstrator car. The handsome coupe will likely surprise others in traffic, as a turbocharged Chrysler 440 V8 under the hood provides plenty of punch. It is also fitted with an automatic gearbox, electric seats, air conditioning and cruise control. This is a great example of this truly British bulldog sports car in lovely condition.
All later production Bristols were to be fitted with Chrysler V8 engines of various capacities from 5,130cc upwards, together with the Torqueflite automatic gearbox. Over the past half century, production has not been huge. Small as it is, the company has survived because it fills a niche for those connoisseurs who value a superb car above mere price.
The Bristol Type 603 Brigand was launched in 1976, as a replacement to the 411. The 603 and the Zagato-built 412 represented the first major new models since the introduction of the 406 and the considerably more streamlined designs improved the aerodynamics of the vehicles whilst offering more head, leg and shoulder room than any previous Bristol.
Whilst the late 1970s fuel crisis led to the introduction of more economical engines for the Bristol range, the dawn of the new decade and a general economic upturn paved the way for a new era of performance motoring. As a result, the Bristol Brigand was launched in 1982 with a 5.9 litre turbocharged V8 engine from Chrysler, capable of 0-60 MPH in 6.5 seconds and 150 MPH which firmly established the model amongst the fastest cars of its day. The Brigand remained true to the Bristol ethos of understatement and was differentiated from the less powerful models only by a subtle bonnet bulge, a chrome strip on the bumpers and the alloy wheels that came as standard.
On the road the large turbo allows the car to remain tranquil at low revs, but depress the accelerator and feel the progressive and linear power delivery becomes rapidly apparent. The torsional stiffness provided by the chassis and low centre of gravity provided by the aluminium bodywork all helped to produce a car that was as agile as it was cosseting. A true wolf in sheeps clothing, the Brigand remains a serious performance car to this day.
For the well-heeled enthusiastic driver with absolutely nothing to prove, there is probably nothing else that comes close.
Now available for viewing at the DD Classics Dealership in London, please call 0208 878 3355 for more information.
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DD Classics Ltd.
Unit 3 Shield Drive, West Cross Business Park, Brentford, Middlesex, TW8 9EX
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