Bristol 400 – 1947

Bristol 400 - 1947

When is a Bristol not a Bristol? In the case of the Bristol car company, which started production after World War II, the answer is ‘when it’s really a BMW’. For though the sinuous Bristol 400 touring car did indeed bear a Bristol badge, it borrowed heavily from the prewar BMW 328, which the German company had actually exported as a rolling chassis to Britain, where it was bodied and sold by Frazer Nash.

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