The Bristol 411 was introduced at the 1969 Earls Court Motor Show and was the first Bristol to use the Chrysler 383 engine of 6277cc which produced a claimed 335bhp. With a maximum speed of 140 mph and 0-60 time of 6.9 seconds John Bolster headlined his Autosport road test “The fastest true four seat touring car in the world”. The 411 was built in 5 series from 1969 to 1976. Less than 300 411s were made of which about 50 were Series 1s.
This example was supplied by Anthony Crook to Mr John Vlasto on 20 March 1970. He kept the car until July 1986 when it had done 56,000 miles. It was then purchased by the recent owners business and later transferred into his name since when it has covered another 21,000miles bringing the total mileage to the 77,000 showing today – only 4,000 of which have been covered in the last twenty years.
The car has clearly benefitted from very sympathetic ownership and is in superb condition with an almost unmarked light grey interior, headlining, veneer dash and door cappings. It drives superbly with the famously precise Bristol power steering and powerful brakes complementing the effortless performance.
The only deviations from standard specification are the fitment of wider six inch wheels and 205 tyres (which were standard on later 411s) giving improved handling and a Holley carburettor – a well known modification to these Chrysler engines which gives improved hot starting. The car was thoroughly checked through and serviced by Bristol Cars in November 2017.
It has its original jack and tool roll, a history file including copy service invoices from Bristol Cars in the name of its first owner, invoices and photos from the second owner, an almost complete run of MOT certificates from 1985, current MOT, etc