Bristol 405 4 Seater Drophead Coupe – YJH 3 ….. Deja Vu !!!!

Do you ever get that feeling when you go to a classic car show, see a car and know you've seen it before ? Not necessarily at another show, but in a old book, or magazine, or even in an old photo. Well I had this feeling when I saw this lovely 1957 Bristol on display last weekend at the annual Chateau Impney Hill Climb near Droitwich. Had a good look around and it was superb, a proper gentlemen's car just right for driving down old English country lanes to an ancient pub famous for it's home brewed beer. Or even driving down to the family cottage in Dorset for the week and popping into Bovingdon Tank Museum to see nephew Rupert and his brand new Centurion tank. My mind is wandering now, thinking of all the journey's this glorious Bristol has travelled ! But I knew I'd seen this car somewhere before and then it dawned on me. I'd bought a collection of photos a few years ago from lady who was selling up her late father's estate. He'd been an avid car enthusiast and also a long distance lorry driver. His camera always went with him in his…

Streetscene – AC Bristol

Just drove into the motorway services on my way to work and had the surprise of a lifetime. This polished metal AC Bristol was just siting there ! It had it's tonneau cover on while it's owner was queuing up for a McDonald's breakfast muffin ! Originally launched in 1953 as the AC Ace with a 2 litre 6 cylinder engine producing 100 bhp, it was followed in 1956 by a Bristol engined  version developing 120 bhp and a 0-60 mph under 10 seconds, which was pretty quick for the mid 1950's !  It was later developed into the AC Cobra by Caroll Shelby using a Ford V8 engine. Price wise ? Well we've just seen one for sale on the internet for £300,000 !!! Mind how you go !

Streetscene – 1933 Riley Monaco in Bridgnorth High Street !

Saw this cracking old Riley parked up in Bridgnorth High Street this afternoon. Waited until it started up and drove away, and it sounded as sweet as a nut !

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Here we see a typical 1960's scene showing the Austin 1100 which was the top selling car in Britain for many years in the 1960's